“Creative Design since 1932”


Ioli A. Tripodakis is an architect – engineer based in Greece continuing the long architectural family legacy.

Growing up in an architectural environment she fell in love with the atmosphere of the architectural office and her passion was ignited by her father’s handmade drawings.

Her only decision to study architecture, after graduating from Doukas school with honors, would lead her to study architecture at the Polytechnic School of Crete, entering 3rd in her class.

As an architectural student her Research Thesis entitled ‘’ European Square – Design Criteria’’, which aimed to highlight the significance of the urban square to the city and society, was graded the highest distinction.

Her work has been shortlisted for ‘’Best First Building by a Young Architect’’ at the Greek Architecture Awards (2020).

She is currently attending the MSc Light & Lighting at the Bartlett School – UCL (University College London) aiming solely to expand her toolkit and enrich her architectural skills.

Studying in the beautiful and diverse landscape of Crete she developed her passion for mountaineering, which greatly influenced her as an architect, as in each of her projects she tries to harmonize the built with the natural environment.


1970 – 2000

Alexander D. Tripodakis graduated from National Technical University of Athens in 1970 and by 1975 he completed his master degree in Urban Design in Harvard University. Since 1969 he has collaborated with Dimitri E. Tripodakis in various public or private assignments and Architectural Competitions or carried several ones independently as project coordinator.
In 2007 he was elected professor of Architecture and Urban design at the Technical University of Crete.

1932 – 1970

Dimitri E. Tripodakis founded Tripodakis & Associates Architectural firm in 1932 being today one of the oldest architectural firms in Greece.

He was awarded the Benakeio prize by the Academy of Athens for his work of the National Bank of Greece (1929) and was the president of the Athenian Architectural Society from 1977 to 1988.

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