Writing these words, our Department is preparing for the presentation of its first Diploma Design Thesis. It was quite difficult to get here but we are one step away, from being an autonomous Department in terms of faculty members. Our faculty expands across various fields and different backgrounds, offering a sense of pluralism which is a key asset of the Department. Our students are going to be the best ambassadors of an aspiring and creative endeavor. The Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering, University of Ioannina, already in its sixth year of operation finds now both its place in the center of Ioannina city and on the map of architectural education in Greece.