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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Designing for Knowledge Territories: RISEBA Architecture programme student project exhibition opening in NLL / Mar 1

On Thursday, March 1, 16.00 the opening of the RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) BA architecture graduate and student project exhibition DESIGNING FOR KNOWLEDGE TERRITORIES will be held at the National Library of Latvia 1st floor exhibition hall. Together with the opening the project's catalog “THE FAD BA Thesis Book. 2018” will be presented. The exhibition will be accompanied by several special events. Information will follow.

The exhibition will be open from 1 March to 31 March 2018 during the opening hours of NLL.

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: professor Micha Gross / Mar 1, 13.00

SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE is an open lecture cycle organized by RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design where professionals are invited to talk about the field of architecture, design practices, urbanism, study and practice experience in Latvia and abroad, actual topics in architectural theory and philosophy, and much more.
Welcome to the upcoming lecture-discussion at FAD – “The architectural development of Tel Aviv from the beginning to the White City” by professor Micha Gross from "Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv" on March 1, 13.00.

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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Architecture programme BA Thesis defence on Jan 30, 10.00

The presentations and reviews of the BA thesis projects of 2018 at FAD will take place on Tuesday, January 30, starting at 10.00. The BA Thesis will be evaluated by the examination commission: Sven Verbruggen (the chairman of the commission, architect, PhD., RISEBA guest professor, BE), Andris Kronbergs (architect, Mg. arch., RISEBA Honorary professor), Gunta Grikmane (architect, Mg. arch., President of the Latvia Association of Architects), Rūdolfs Dainis Šmits (architect, LV/US), Didzis Jaunzems (architect, Dipl. arch., RISEBA lecturer).

Altogether 10 upcoming graduates and emerging architects will defend their thesis projects on architecture and urban strategies for education in order to receive Bachelor degree of Engineering Sciences in Architecture. 

Friends, supporters, teachers, and colleagues are welcome!

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Open days of 2018 at RISEBA University

RISEBA invites to attend the Open days so everyone can have an opportunity to meet with the students and programme directors to get to know more about BA and MA studies and ask all the questions about student life.

See you there! More in English – here.

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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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