Andres Ojari is an architect, professor and head of Architecture and Urban Planning Curriculum in Estonian Academy of Arts. Following his graduation from EKA, he has worked here as a lecturer for almost 25 years. He has worked as a professor curating the Master’s studio work. From 2017 to 2023 he was dean at the Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts.
In 1994, with Markus Kaasik and Ilmar Valdur, he founded the architecture office 3+1 architects (http://www.threeplusone.ee/), which has successfully participated in both public and invited architectural competitions. The best-known objects of 3+1 architects are the Embassy of Estonia in Vilnius, the Pärnu Central Library, the 1st stage of the Baltika quarter (in cooperation with Studio 3) and the permanent exhibition of the new building of the Estonian National Museum. Their series of private houses and an apartment building on Koidula Street in Tallinn have attracted widespread interest.
3+1 architects have been awarded five times with the prize of the Estonian Cultural Capital (1998, 2001, 2009, 2020, 2022). In 2008, they got the main annual prize of the Cultural Endowment. They have also been nominated four times to the list of recipients of the Mies van der Rohe European Architecture Award (1999, 2001, 2006, 2022).