The Department of Architecture and Urban Design is located on Pikk St., on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Kanut Guild Hall. This is where most of the specialised studies take place and where we also have the students’ studios, workdesks and modelling equipment, including 3D printer, laser cutter and other simpler tools. The space is open 24/7, which in the case of creative specialities is often a necessity.
The department’s strategy in terms of information technology is to provide the students with the latest design software, which, in turn, requires that the students have laptops with sufficient capacity to use them. In addition, the academy provides the means for 3D printing, laser cutting, simpler modelling work and printing in A3 format. Based on prior agreement, it is also possible to use the woodwork workshop as well as the smaller workshops in the Faculty of Design and Fine Arts.
The new building of EAA in the former Rauaniidi factory in Kalamaja originally designed by Eugen Habermann will be completed in 2017/2018. In addition to the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, also all other units of EAA with their workshops will be moved to the building allowing the students to have easier access to all the facilities. The authors of the project of the new building are our lecturers Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla and Eik Hermann from architecture company Kuu Architects.