If you are looking for the largest and oldest school of architecture in Slovakia, with the Faculty of Architecture and Design as an integral part of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, you are about to arrive at the right spot.
You can study here Architecture and Urban Design, Industrial and Product Design. The character of these studies has determined the Faculty’s underlying education strategy, in particular its focus on the development of the students' creativity and critical thinking and their ability to respond to the unpredictable challenges of the future which every graduate is yet to encounter. Project-based learning led by experts with academic as well as professional background and projects coordinated in tight cooperation with practice provides a faithful simulation of “real-life” experience.
The Faculty of Architecture and Design offers also the possibilities of focused work in its specialized Education and Research Center in the heart of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage city of Banská Štiavnica. In the authentic historical house (actually restored by the students) the Faculty can accommodate up to 30 students and 10 staff members during workshops or specialized courses throughout the year.
When getting closer to practice, the students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of local as well as international contests. The quality of the school is mainly confirmed by the students’ achievements. FAD STU can proudly boast with the successes of the students in various local and international architectural- urbanistic and design competitions (e.g. Inspireli Awards, Xella, Isover, National prize for the design, ABF Slovakia for the best bachelor's work, prof. Lacko prize for the best diploma work) and many others.
With such a mindset, we aim at the complex preparation of our students in the field of hard skills as well as soft skills in the context of the upcoming Industry 4.0.
However, a good education is not enough. We strive to create a community in the first place. Faculty of Architecture provides rich social, research, academic and sport life. We have a long tradition in organizing our biggest public event - Night of Architecture and Design. Many of the events are prepared for students by students - for example, Manifest (our first-years get a warm welcome by their new colleagues). Followed by open-days, exhibitions of students as well as professionals showcasing their work, table-tennis weekend, etc. and ending up with many local architecture, design, art festivals and markets (such as Urban Market), Faculty of Architecture and Design enjoys their presence due to its strategic location close to the Bratislava city center.