Beginning of the study year 2018/2019 for undergraduate students at RISEBA FAD

The new academic year for 1st-year architecture students will commence on 3 September, 11.00 at RISEBA Architecture and Media center H2O 6, Street Durbes 4, 3rd floor. For some students, this will be the first year of study at the university, but for all of them, it will definitely be an exciting stage of life that will bring again new knowledge and experience. As usual, at the beginning of the study year, freshmen are expected to get acquainted with the university, its culture, traditions, faculty management and administration, its chosen specialty, the program, as well as students from other sectors.

Full-time students will have Introduction Week on 4–7 September when freshmen will be introduced to RISEBA learning environment and get to know coursemates through a series of interactive and exciting activities. On 7 September evening, the Student Council is throwing a party in some cozy place in Riga to celebrate the New Academic Year – Back to Streets Party.

See the program of the introduction week HERE.

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Entrance examination in drawing and composition

Specializētā iestājpārbaudījuma zīmēšanā un kompozīcijā nolikums angļu valodā pieejams šeit.

Iestājpārbaudījuma datumi 2018. gadā – 11. un 12. jūlijs, kā arī 16. augusts, plkst. 10.00, Durbes iela 4, RISEBA Mākslas studijā.

Specializēto eksāmenu veido divas daļas: ģeometrisku formu grupas zīmējums un brīvais uzdevums – telpiska kompozīcija (makets). Katras daļas ilgums – 2 stundas.

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: Ph.D. Arch. Andrés Ros Campos / Apr 19, 17.00

Welcome to the upcoming guest lecture at RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design – ANALOGIES IN ARCHITECTURE by architect Andrés Ros Campos (ES) on Thursday, April 19, 17.00.

Andrés Ros Campos
holds Degree in Architecture from the Polytechnical School of Architecture (UPV) of Valencia, Spain. He received Ph.D.  in architecture in 2016 with the thesis titled “Carlo Scarpa; The abstraction as an argument of the sublime”. Andrés has worked in Valencia on the projects related to architectural heritage and new building projects with architects Carlos Campos González, Gonzalo Almazán & Javier Soriano, and with the Ph.D. Arch. José María Tomás.
Andrés works at the CEU UCH University in Valencia since 2002 as a teacher of Architecture in the areas of Architectural Projects, Theory of Architecture and Drawing. 

The lecture will be held in English. Location: RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6, Street Durbes 4, 3rd-floor design studio (room 301).

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Architect Francisco Martinez public lecture “UNDER CONSTRUCTION” / Mar 8, 16.00, National Library of Latvia

Public lecture held on March 8, 16.00 in the 1st floor atrium of the National Library of Latvia by architect Francisco Martinez “UNDER CONSTRUCTION” will be a presentation of the process in creating the architecture, the evolution of the architecture project through different phases, from concept until construction, in order to preserve the design ambitions.

The lecture will be held in English.

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FAD student Juta Davidovska receives BAUA award for the best BA Thesis project – "Visitor Centre for the Lost Valley of Daugava", tutors: Dina Suhanova, Didzis Jaunzems Camera

On Nov 3rd, 2017, the best works of young architects from Baltic states were awarded in the ceremony held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The award for the best master level work was given to Marten Peterson (Estonian Arts Academy, Estonia), and the award for the best bachelor degree work – to Juta Davidovska (RISEBA University, Latvia).

The event was organized for the 5th time by Baltic Architects’ Unions’ Association (BAUA) aiming to highlight the best young professionals presenting the best graduation projects of all the architectural schools from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This year’s edition features 17 projects from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), RISEBA University (Latvia), Riga Technical University (Latvia), TTK University of Applied Sciences (Estonia) and Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia). 

Photos by Andra Marta Babre.

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The first five years of Architecture school in one book – FAD BOOK Camera

In early March, 2017, the first extensive edition by RISEBA FAD was published – “THE FAD BOOK. The First Five Years of FAD. 2011–2016”. The publication is a school book in three languages covering the period from the establishment of the Architecture school in 2011 under the leadership of architect Oskars Redbergs until 2015 when the first fifteen graduates defended their BA thesis projects and the fourth incoming class finished their first-year studies. The brief insight is given also in the study year of 2015/2016.

The book assembles the best architecture student projects from the first through third year during the five years of the faculty as well as the architecture bachelor projects and looks back into into life of FAD's community. The FAD book reveals the scope, diversity and typology of the study tasks which have considered actual urban and socioeconomic processes in Riga and beyond. Editors-in-chief and authors of the concept: Dina Suhanova, Igors Malovickis.

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