Liana Nella-Potiropoulou was born in Athens in 1959. She is the daughter of Konstantinos and Sofia Nella. She is an alumna (1984) of the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. During her studies she was awarded the "17 November Award" twice (1982, 1983). She continued her postgraduate studies, obtaining a Master’s Degree Course in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and was awarded the "Frank Miles Day Memorial Prize" for excellence in Architectural Theory.
She worked from 1982 to 1989, in the beginning as a student in Professor’s Pavlos Mylonas’ office and later on as an associate architect in Alexandros Tompazis’ office.
In 1987 she started collaborating with her spouse, architect Dimitris Potiropoulos and in 1989 they established in partnership their own firm "Potiropoulos D+L Architects". She has been repeatedly awarded prizes and has received distinctions in architectural competitions. Among them: 1st Prize for the Museum of Natural History in Samos, 3rd Prize for the T.E.E. (Technical Chamber of Greece) Building Complex in Maroussi, 2nd Prize for the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, 1st Prize for the Refurbishment of the Ekmetzoglou, Listed Silk-mill in Volos, Distinction for The Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, etc. Projects of hers have been published in the Greek and international press and have also been presented at exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Lectures and publications of hers concern issues of architectural theory, as well as projects and studies of the office. In 2000 – 2001 she tutored at the University of Patras, Department of Architecture.
Projects undertaken by her office include many well known buildings and complexes, such as the Tricha Residence in Filothei, the Olympic Aviation Building Complex at the Athens International Airport, the Refurbishment of "Grande Albergo Delle Rose" Hotel in Rhodes, the Olympic Tennis Centre at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, the Mercedes-Benz Hellas Building Facilities at Attiki Odos, the Flisvos Marina etc.
In January 1992, together with her husband Dimitris Potiropoulos had their son, Rigas.