The Department of Architecture and Urban Design is located on Pikk St., on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Kanut Guild Hall. This is where most of the specialised studies take place and where the students’ studios, worktables and modelling equipment, including 3-D printer, laser cutter and other simpler tools, are located. The space is open 24/7, which in the case of creative specialities is often a necessity.
Some of the lectures and drawing classes take place in other Academy buildings at Estonia Blvd. 1 and the Knighthood Building on Toompea Hill. In the engineering sciences some of the subjects are taught at Tallinn University of Technology in Mustamägi; and the humanities at Tallinn University at Narva Rd. 1.
To date, the annual spring exhibition of the architecture department have been organised at the the Draakon Gallery next door.
The department’s strategy related to information technology is to provide the students with the newest design software, and assumes that the students have laptops with sufficient capacity to use them. In addition, opportunities are provided by the Academy for 3-D printing, laser cutting, simpler modelling work and printing in A3 format. Based on prior agreement, it is also possible to use the woodworking workshop, as well as the smaller workshops in the Faculty of Design and Fine Arts, which are located in the Academy buildings.