RISEBA summer school of architecture and urban design – "FestivaL'and 2.0." Camera

Students of architecture, urban design, and related disciplines were invited to RISEBA Summer School on the Ephemeral Architecture and Urban Design “FestivaL’and 2.0” also in 2019. The summer school was organized as a cooperation between RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival (VVTF) from July 25 to Aug 2 in Valmiera city, Latvia.

Concept of 2019 – Playful and living city. Social diversity and inclusivity are fundamental aspects of any thriving city. Architecture and urban design play key roles in nurturing these characteristics. Majority of urban spaces, however, are built on somewhat pragmatic principles and outdated understanding of social structures and therefore often fail to efficiently address the needs of today’s cities and their inhabitants.

The Playful city sets out to seek new directions for shaping future social spaces, focusing on children within the city and ways in which different age groups could mutually benefit from the interaction. The playful city would be an environment that encourages any person to engage in playful behavior. The Playful city allows anyone to freely find their own meanings and uses for the setting, and take an active part in forming the social space of the city.

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Beginning of the study year 2019/2020 for undergraduate students at RISEBA FAD

WELCOME TO RISEBA! The new academic year for architecture students at FAD will commence on September 2.

1st-year architecture students are invited to meet at the Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6 (Durbes Street 4, 3rd floor) on 2 September, 11.30 (UPDATED TIME!) for introduction with the head of the faculty Jānis Dripe and faculty staff. Later architecture students will be joining other students and following the remaining program – official address by RISEBA Rector, introduction to the University, culture, standards, teaching staff, and students from other programmes. The program of the introduction week is HERE.

Please note – in the evening of September 6, the Student Council is throwing a party in some cozy place in Riga to celebrate the New Academic Year! Follow the information, come and join!

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2018/2019 spring semester BA architecture student projects reviews Camera

The final reviews of the 2018/2019 spring semester architecture design projects are coming soon –>>>

  • 28.05. 10.00 – the 1st-year studio.
  • 31.05. 9.30 – 2nd and 3rd-year studios.

Guests of the juries – architect Harijs Alsiņš, architect Ole Wiig (NSW Architecture), Mārtiņš Enģelis (LIAA expert), Evelīna Ozola (urbanist), Evija Taurene (Cēsis Municipality), Jolanta Brūniņa and Zanda Lapsa (Valmiera Municipality).

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Architects education at RISEBA approved and is compliant with the EU Architects’ Directive and the New Qualifications Directive

Congratulations! The group of experts evaluated the full cycle of bachelor's and professional master's programmes of architecture education at RISEBA. Obtained Master's Diploma and professional qualification at RISEBA has gained approval and is compliant with the EU Architects’ Directive 85/384/EEC and the New Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC. The diplomas received by our graduates will be recognised and approved within the rest of EU/EEZ.

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First volume of RISEBA academic journal ADAMarts published in the summer of 2018

ADAMarts is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic scientific journal dedicated to architecture, design and audiovisual media arts from the Baltic Sea region, published once a year by RISEBA University's creative faculties – Communications and Media, Architecture and Design. ADAMarts aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and practitioners from around the world and encourages a variety of approaches to the urban phenomenon – the strengths of the editorial board run from urban planning to architecture, design and digital media.

Editor-in-chief: Jānis Lejnieks, Dr. Arch.
Editor of the issue: Dina Suhanova, Mg. Art.

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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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