The departmental team is currently composed of a permanent group of faculty staff, doctoral students and works closely with a group of external teachers, many of whom are also experienced architects.
Students are taught all aspects of architecture and other relevant technical knowledge, which they gain in the affiliated departments of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. The Department also teaches History and Theory of Architecture, Creative subjects, and Studio Art.
The department's work reflects the growing interest in architecture in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The Department collaborates with some well-established institution, such as Chief Architect's Department of the City of Ostrava or the Ostrava branch of the National Heritage Institute, as well as with commercial companies and local councils. We regularly collaborate with our Polish colleagues in Gliwice and Opole.
These collaborations are reflected in the school's studio work and the associated students' workshops and excursions. Recurring themes are new angles on the uses of abandoned industrial sites and the recovery of land disturbed by industrial activity.
We've made a tradition of discovery expeditions to ancient Greece, Rome, the Venice Biennale of Architecture, and Paris. And we are preparing further expeditions to other places of historic and current architectural interest.
The Department organises series of lectures, for students and the public, given by notable personalities in the field of architecture. We also support activities of our students related to architecture arts in the faculty studio and also out of the faculty.
We organise an annual international conference on the various perspectives on architecture. This is a good opportunity for researchers and professionals, practicing architects, the public, students of building architecture and related professions to meet, and present and discuss their work.
Each semester, students show their work at internal exhibitions, and every year there are public exhibitions of the best works in Ostrava and in other regions.