Jüri Soolep (1962) received his Diploma in Architecture in Tallinn (1986) and defended his doctoral dissertation On Realities and Horizons of Design in Architectural Education in Portsmouth University, UK (2001). He has been Professor in NC State European Center in Prague, Czech Republic and Guest-Professor in Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden. He has been the Rector of the Nordic Academy of Architecture as well as dean and professor of the Faculty of Architecture in the Estonian Academy of Arts. He was involved in implementing the Architectural Policy of the Estonian Government and was the member of the European Commission Advisory Committee on Training and Education in the Field of Architecture. Currently he is the Head of Doctoral School in the Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts. Jüri Soolep has lectured in the universities of Tartu, Oulu, Porto, Cork, Portsmouth, Liverpool, and Hosei Tokyo. He is in the editorial board of journals Ehituskunst and ArchiDoct. He has been a member of steering boards for Strong Research Environments ResArc and Making within Swedish Research Council Formas grant. Since 2001 he has been partner and lead architect in the architectural studio AB Medium. Most of his designs are built in Pärnu and Tallinn. His current field of research include studies in the representational systems of architectural phenomena in the Digital Age.
The head of the doctoral programme in the field of architecture and urban planning