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Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) currently realises an international and competitive architecture study programme in Latvia. Since its foundation in 2011, faculty has combined the best architecture education standards and teaching experiences within Europe becoming the architecture school of the regional importance. FAD offers the education at the highest standards with the curriculum that combines its main study fields, architecture, urban planning and design, with the understanding of the business skills and social sciences.

FAD is led by the local and internationally recognized academics, practicing architects, designers and theorists. Faculty has become a part of international networks meaning that during the academical year several international guest professors will frequent the university taking part as external experts in juries, tutoring or teaching lectures. During the first years there has been invited teaching staff and external experts from Belgium, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Argentina, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, Estonia and United States. Being able to attract the range of international professionals gives the school a stand out position and is aimed to attract the students also from the Baltic region and beyond.

Since the establishment of FAD under the leadership of architect Oskars Redbergs, the spirit of experimentation both in research and in practice has united the faculty. He aimed to search for new architectural teaching concepts, questioning the old system, confronting with old traditions and the experience brought from abroad, led to innovations and urged for trials in the architecture teaching methods and became leading force in the school’s progress. During these years there has been carried out fundamental research in architecture, urban planning and design. In January 2015 the first fifteen FAD graduates successfully defended their BA thesis projects proving that school has developed and grown rapidly acquiring an important place in professional and architectural education scene in Latvia. The next appointed programme director architect Jānis Dripe is closely following the former traditions.

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