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Department of Architecture

  • Chairperson: Katherine Liapi, Associate Professor
  • Vice Chairperson:
  • Secretary: Georgia Barouni
  • Contact information Department of Architecture University of Patras, 265 00, Patras Tel: +30 2610 969354, 996381, 997553 Fax: +30 2610 969371 email: archisec AT upatras.gr
  • WWW site: http://www.arch.upatras.gr/
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The Department of Architecture of the University of Patras was founded in September 1999.

The aim of the Department is to prepare its students for careers in the design of the built environment.The three major objectives of the academic programme are:

  1. rigorous teaching of architectural design, through intensive studio work,
  2. comprehensive study of theory, history, and methodology, for a combination of research capacity and technological awareness, and
  3. the preparation of socially and culturally active citizens.

The programme leads to a first professional degree, after a five year curriculum, divided into ten semesters, each with a course load of 30 ECTS units. A total of 300 credit units must be completed for graduation, including a Research project of 16 credit units in the 9th semester and a Diploma Thesis in the 10th semester. Upon completion of the course, graduates become members of the Technical Chamber of Greece and have full employment rights as practicing architects in the EU.


The department of Architecture offers the following degrees:

  • Undergraduate Studies in Architecture (Diploma, 5 years of studies)
  • Post-graduate Studies in in Urban Design (M.Sc.)


  • Redesign, re-use, and restoration of buildings and sites
  • Urban design, urban and regional planning
  • Interior, industrial, landscape design


  • Laboratory for Urban and Regional Planning

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