Ernst Ziller (Dresden 1837 – Athens 1923) settled in Greece in 1862, as an assistant to the architect Theophil Hansen (1813-1891) for the construction of the building of the Academy of Athens.
With the construction of many buildings, mainly public, where ancient Greek, Roman and Renaissance elements were used, he influenced the image of Athens in the 19th century.
Among his most famous works are the Municipal Theater, the National Theater, the New Palaces -today’s Presidential Palace-, the Evelpidon School, the Central Post Office, the church of Ag. Luka on Patision Street, and Iliou Melathron .
Ziller created projects of a similar quality to those built in Vienna and the rest of Europe.