Teachers are far more decisive for the quality of architectural education than curriculum, academic organization and management. Put all efforts into reorganization and restructuring. It will, however mean little to the quality of education. Good schools are built by outstanding teachers. And architectural education is socially relevant and valid, linking to the culture and needs of a society. At least this was so in a small school close to the North Pole, started in 1945, right after the second World War as part of a process of rebuilding a nation.