The Senate of the University of Ioannina introduced in January 1974 the establishment of a School of Engineering with the creation of three departments; Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mechanical-Electrical Engineering.
In January 1977, the Department of Architecture was added to the submitted proposal. Unfortunately, the efforts of the University of Ioannina regarding the establishment of the School of Engineering and the creation of four new departments during the 1970s were unsuccessful.
A new, thorough proposal for the establishment of a Department of Architecture at the University of Ioannina together with a draft Presidential Decree (PD) of establishment was submitted to the Ministry of National Education and Religions on April 24, 2008.
The draft Presidential Decree was approved by the Council of Higher University Education (SAPE meeting no. 12 / 24-07-2008).
The Department of Architecture of the University of Ioannina was established by the Presidential Decree 173/2009 (Government Gazette 206/2-10-2009 vol. A').
The School of Architecture which includes the Department of Architecture was established by the Article 4 of the Presidential Decree 105/2013 (Government Gazette 137/05-06-2013, vol. A').
The School of Engineering was founded.
The Department of Architecture joined the School according the Article 27, par.3, chapter Γ of the Law 4452 (Government Gazette 17/15-02-2017, vol. A').
The Department of Architecture was transferred to the new building of Papazogleios former women's textile school in the centre of Ioannina.