Stella studied architecture in Thessaloniki, Greece, and graduated with distinction in 2002. She gained her professional accreditation in 2003, while working in local architectural firms. She went on to complete a Master’s of Architecture degree (March) at the Architectural Association school of Architecture in London, focusing in advanced architectural design and material research, and graduated in 2006. After working for Zaha Hadid Architects, she returned to Greece where she founded 207x207 architects, a collaborative architectural practice focusing on high-end retail and residential projects. In 2012 she returned to London and re-joined Zaha-Hadid Architects, where she worked on large scale urban, commercial and hospitality projects. She joined Hogarth Architects in 2015 and is currently the Project Architect in a number of projects.