“Creative Design since 1932”


Ioli A. Tripodakis, an Architect-Engineer based in Greece, carries on a rich family tradition in architecture. Immersed in the architectural world from a very young age, she was captivated by the ambience of architectural offices and fueled by her father’s handcrafted drawings.

Choosing to pursue architecture after excelling at Doukas School, she entered the Polytechnic School of Crete, ranking third in her class. During her studies, her research thesis, “European Square – Design Criteria,” received top honours for emphasizing the pivotal role of urban squares in both cityscapes and societies.

Expanding her expertise, she graduated first in her class at the Bartlett School of Architecture of UCL, specializing in Light & Lighting (MSc), solely dedicated to broadening her architectural skill set and way of thinking. Concurrently, she collaborated with the acclaimed lighting practice, Light in Space, an association that continues to this day.

Recognized for her work, she was a finalist for the “Best First Building by a Young Architect” at the Greek Architecture Awards in 2020 and was honoured with the BIG SEE Interior Design Award in 2023.

Her passion for mountaineering, vernacular architecture, and creating humane spaces, profoundly influences her architectural style. With each project, she strives to harmoniously merge the built environment with the natural surroundings and local identity.


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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