Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
N 54° 40' 47.25'', E 54° 40' 47.25''
t: +370 5 2745212
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Dean of School
Master of Architecture
Master of History and Theory of Arts
Profile of the faculty
VGTU Faculty of Architecture is the largest university level architecture school in Lithuania. It was founded in 1971. The faculty comprises 5 Departments: Architecture, Architectural Fundamentals and Theory, Building Structures, Urban Design, Art and 3 Research units: Laboratory of Building Physics, Laboratory of Urban Analysis, Institute of Architecture.
The faculty of Architecture is situated in a historic quarter encluding XVIII century classical palace. It is located in the Vilnius Old Town – one of the largest in the Eastern Europe. In 1994, the Old Town of Vilnius was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Vilnius has had a profound influence on the cultural and architectural development of much of eastern Europe. Despite invasions and partial destruction, it has preserved an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings as well as its medieval layout and natural setting. Vilnius (600 000 inhabitants), the capital of the Republic of Lithuania is one of the largest industrial, scientific and cultural centres in the Baltic states.
503 students (377 Bachelor, 116 Master, 10 PhD), 5% of foreign students.
60 staff members (40 full-time and approx. 20 visiting lecturers and critics).
VGTU Student Association; Club of Architecture Students.
S!KON – annual Architecture Students Ideas Contest.
Accomodation can be provided.
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Application fee 100 Euro. Bachelor program for EU nationals 1716 Euro p/sem, non EU nationals 1750 Euro p/sem. Master program for EU nationals 980 Euro p/sem, non EU nationals 1950 Euro p/sem.
Bachelor of Architecture degree, garantees admission to all Master programmes. Title: BSc Architecture. Enrolment: 85-100 a year, total 360.
Master of Architecture, Msc., 2 Years, Master, 120,
Master of Architecture study programme in 4 specialisations: Architecture of Buildings; Architecture of Urban Complexes; Urban Planning; Renovation of Buildings. Enrolment: 50 per year.
Master of History and Theory of Arts, Msc., 2 Years, Master, 120,
History and Theory of Architecture study Programme. Enrolment: 10 per year.
The Faculty offers the Bachelor’s degree (a four-year study), Master’s degree (a two-year study) and Doctor’s degree (four year study)programmes in Architecture.
Students acquire Bachelors ofArchitecture degree after 4 years long studies. The aim of Bachelor studies in architecture is to provide university education in arts, to give main knowledge and to train skills for architectural or urban design. Students’ artistic, technical and intellectual skills are trained, easthetic sensibility and the perception of organizing the spaces are formed, the main information about construction and engineering of buildings, regional and urban planning, ecology, economics, sociology and law is delivered for future architects during the program. Graduates are able to work in design and building companies, state and municipality institutions, to design buildings and their interiors, urban complexes and landscape architecture. They can enter Master’s studies.
There are two study programmes for 2 years long master studies: study programme Master of Architecture and study programme History and Theory of Architecture.
The aim of Master of Architecture programme is to widen as well as to deepen knowledge and competancy of students in the fields of culturology, ecology, cultural heritage preservation, building renovation, planning to further develop professional skills in architectural and urban design. The skills of scientific and artistic research are formed. Graduates are able to work in design and engineering companies and organizations, to develop scientific and artistic research projects.
Master level programme History and Theory of Architecture in Humanities is aimed to educate specialists of history and theory of architecture and critics of architecture. Its aim is to complement the knowledge of students in the fields of history of architecture, theory of architecture, didactics, to form skills of scientific work. The education includes the historical analysis, the critical analysis of architectural phenomena and buildings, the theoretical principles of heritage preservation, urban morphology, architectural semantics and psychology.
The faculty offers 4 years long doctoral studies in architecture, humanitarian sciences. The main themes for doctoral thesis: history and theory of architecture; architecture of urban complexes and urban planning; preservation of architectural heritage and historic cities.The applicants holding masters or alternative degree must pass the selection procedure. Doctoral studies include studies (5 courses), scientific research and preparation of PhD thesis. After defending the thesis the doctoral scientific degree is granted.
Main research areas in Faculty of Architecture embrace analysis and design of architectural and urban objects; architectural heritage and urban development; theory and practice of urban and regional planning; history and theory of architecture; interpretation of modern architecture ideas; teaching methods in drawing, painting, sculpture and applied graphics; acoustical properties of built environment. The faculty organizes annual national scientific conferences to discuss research and architects’ training problems, and relevant processes in architecture and urban planing, in the conservation and the development of historic cities. The first international seminar was held in Faculty of Architecture in 2005. International scientific conference “Urban Heritage: Research, Interpretation, Education” took place in 2007. The faculty also organizes annual scientific conferences for junior researches. The design work embraces designing residential complexes and houses, planning of recreational zones, buildings for administration, medical treatments, recreation and sports, hotels, motels, cultural centres, engineering complexes, reconstruction and renovation of buildings, interiors.