Sille Pihlak

Dr. Sille Pihlak PhD is an architect and dean at the Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, laureate of Young Architect Award 2017. She studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in the US and graduated from University of Applied Arts Vienna, in Austria. She holds interior architecture bachelor and is currently PhD fellow and junior researcher in Estonian Academy of Arts. She has constructed various scale installations, designed interiors and won several prizes at multiple architecture and planning competitions as well as published a number of critical essays on sustainable architecture and urbanism since 2015. Believer in „inevitable sustainability of architecture“, she is one of the key initiators on urbanizing and automating timber architecture in Estonia. She founded architectural office PART together with Siim Tuksam in 2015 and was previously trained in Morphosis Architects Los Angeles and in CoopHimmelb(l)au Vienna. She has been editor of architecture in cultural monthly newspaper Müürileht. In 2016, she started environmental architecture studio in Estonian Academy of Arts, has been since then a co-curator of Open Lecture Series and participating in various Government initiated Expert Groups.

Dean of the Faculty of Architecture