Prof. Zenia Kotval, (PhD Planning), CV in ETIS
Community development, economic revitalization, reuse and reimaging of older commercial and port areas as well as general livability within the built environment
Vis. Assoc. Prof. Francesco De Luca, (PhD Architectural Design and Theory), CV in ETIS
Graduated with honors in Architecture and defended his Architecture Design and Theory PhD thesis about new methodologies of design by IT and digital tools at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He obtained several awards in architectural international competitions among which A concept plan of Pärnu riverside center 1st Prize and Design Against the Elements Special Energy Prize. He published various articles and the book Behind the scene - Avant-garde Techniques in Contemporary Design. After teaching at the L. Quaroni faculty of Architecture in Rome as Lecturer is now Visiting Associate Professor at the Tallinn University of Technology - Tartu College. He is founder of FDLA architecture and sustainable design firm.
Reasearch interests include architecture and Urban Design, contemporary living environment transformations, new methodologies of design and building technologies by Information Technology, ecologic and environmental aspects of performative and parametric design.
Nele Nutt, (PhD Landscape Architecture), CV in ETIS
Landscape architect (MSc) who has had various lectureships in the fields of landscape planning, symbolical and cultural landscapes, historical landscapes and parks in master degrees.
She is the lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture in Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College. At present time she is concluding her PhD thesis.
She is a member of Landscape Architecture Expertise Council in the Heritage Conservation Advisory Panel of the National Heritage Board and the founding member of Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union.
She is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal "Acta Architecturae Naturalis". She is the author or composer of books “Restoration of Parks” (2008), “Manual for Historical Park Maintenance” (2011).
She is a member of the working groups of the professional standard of landscape architect and architect. She has already done various research projects and professional expertise regarding historical landscape and urban cultural and environmental values (Conditions of cultural heritage protection in thematic plan of Supilinn 2010; Collaborative planning in the process of Supilinn thematic plan 2011-12; The research of village structure and architecture in Lahemaa National Park 2010-12).
Sulev Nurme, (MSc Landscape Architecture), CV in ETIS
He earned his BSc in Forestry Management and in 2000 MSc in Landscape Architecture from the Estonian University of Life Sciences. At present time he is concluding his PhD thesis. In practical work he has experience for more than fifteen years, he has worked with a number of landscaping and designing or reconstruction projects for different objects.
He has teaching experience since 1998. He works in the Department of Landscape Architecture in Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College where he teaches history of landscape architecture, dendro-pathology, landscape design, landscape restoration and several landscape project studios.
From 2006 he is a member of Landscape Architecture Expertise Council in the Heritage Conservation Advisory Panel of the National Heritage Board. He is one of the most experienced landscape architects in so-called new landscape architects’ generation in independent Estonia. He has conducted many landscape design projects, historical landscape restoration projects. His projects also include evaluations and inventories for greenery and compiling the special conditions for heritage conservation. He is a founding member and an active participant in the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union.
Research interests include the problems of studying and restoring historical parks, methodical aspects of studying and designing green infrastructures for habitats.
Doctoral thesis: „Barokkpargi restaureerimise/ rekonstrueerimise probleemistikust Eestis” (“The problems of restoration/reconstruction of baroque parks in Estonia“).
Salmistu, Sirle, (PhD Landscape Architecture), CV in ETIS
Expertise in the fields of Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture Theory and History, Cultural heritage, Spatial planning, Teaching methods and pedagogy. She has been a member of the organisation committee for EFLA Regional Congress 2011 “Mind the Gap. Landscapes for a New Era” from 2009 to present times, dealing with the publishing of the proceedings at the moment. She is the chairman of the board of the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union (ELAU) being in contact in many issues related with education and professional practice in Estonia. She is also a member of the professional qualification working group in the association to work out the professional standard and qualification system for landscape architects and a committee member of architecture in the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.