Ioannis Exarchou (1969) studied architecture at the National Metsovian Polytechnic, from which he graduated in 1996. In 2000, he took part, in the field of Architecture - Spatial Design, in the 'Design - Space - Culture' postgraduate programme of the Polytechnic, receiving his postgraduate degree in 2002. In 2004 - 2005, he held a Polytechnic scholarship and assisted Prof. Panayotis Tournikiotis in the teaching of the History and Theory of Architecture as a candidate for a doctorate. In 2005, he worked with Iris Lykouriotis on the design of the 'Two Journeys to Le Corbusier' exhibition and publication, under the guidance and editing of Panayotis Tournikiotis. Yannis Exarchou's professional career began in 1996, when he worked, as a conscious choice, on works with an extensive subject-matter. In 1996, a little before graduating, he won first prize in the architectural competition for Pythagora Square in Samos with Panos Dragonas. This was followed by a series of commissions pursuing various directions which form a wide range of involvement with the object of architectural practice. In 2004, the work 'Duplex House at Alimos' (in collaboration with Memos Philippidis and Marita Nikoloutsou) was among the finalists for the Architecture 2004 prizes of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture. In 2006, 'Detached House in Ano Glyfada' (in collaboration with Memos Philippidis and Marita Nikoloutsou) was among the finalists in Greece's entry from the European 2006 Mies van der Rohe prizes. In 2010, 'Housing Complex at Gazi' (in collaboration with Stelios Koutsikos) was placed third in the design category of the 'Prizes 2010' of the Domés journal. The modus operandi and the nature of the practice is supported by an extensive network of associates which includes specialisations other than in architecture.