DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
Department history and vision
The Department of Architectural Engineering was founded in 1999 and admitted its first students the same year. The vision of the Department is structured on the basis of understanding and accepting the multifaceted scope of the modern architectural practice, and the peculiarities of the labor market. The main axes of its identity are based on
a) the importance of theory, history and the humanities in general in the study of architecture,
b) the expansion of design from the building to the landscape, on various scales, i.e. the shift of design from the building to the city as an urban landscape,
c) the relationship of design with technology, virtual space and the visual arts
d) the emphasis on environmental practices.
Study program learning outcomes
The aim of the curriculum is to technically train architects and equip them with social and cultural sensitivity. In this context, the desired learning outcomes focus on the development of knowledge on architectural design and architectural practice, the expansion of the perception of the object of architectural creation from the design of small objects to urban design, the familiarity with virtual space and virtual reality, the design of interfaces to the Internet and multimedia, the integration of new technologies (IT and audiovisual communication) as basic tools of analysis and synthesis in architectural design, and the development of knowledge on environmental protection through the reuse of existing spaces and bioclimatic building design.
Professional graduate prospects
The labor market can be limited and local if treated with a conventional technical-economic and narrow construction approach to architecture, or on the contrary, very broad, international and multifaceted, when approached dynamically expanding to the wider social space, the overall design space, representations and technology. For this reason, the curriculum has been set up to provide students with knowledge in various aspects and fields of the practice of architecture as both design and creative expression, covering the field of conventional architectural practice that usually refers to "building" and that which is dynamically shaped in social reality and allows architects to successfully adapt into diverse areas of production covering a wide range of working opportunities.
Web page: www.arch.uth.gr
Street address: Pedion Areos, 383 34, Volos, GREECE
Phone: (+30) 24210 74239, 74209, 74263