Arhitecture theory and criticism


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udo_garritzmann.jpgUDO GARRITZMANN (DE/NL) Guest professor of Architectural Theory

Udo Garritzmann is an independent architect, researcher and teacher of architecture based in Rotterdam. In his office Garritzmann Architecten, founded in 2005, he works on diverse small and medium-scale projects with a particular interest in resilient building typologies, contemporary forms of ornament and the mediation of tradition and modernity. As project architect he worked in the offices of OMA/Rem Koolhaas and of Frits van Dongen (then partner at De Architekten Cie) on mostly large-scale public buildings and urban planning projects. Udo Garritzmann graduated with honours from TU Delft and received the post-professional degree Master Design in Design Studies (MDesS) from Harvard University.

He regularly has accepted commitments as lecturer, visiting professor or critic at various schools of architecture, such as Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Münster School of Architecture. He was assistant professor at TU Delft from 2004 – 2009, where he directed a research studio On Ornament and the graduation studio The Decorated Diagram. Currently he teaches at TU Delft a design studio and a theory seminar on Tectonics in Architecture. From 1995 – 2000 he was member of the editorial board of OASE, magazine for architecture. His research publications pursue architectural reflections from the position of the designing architect and therefore address aspects of design methodology. Recently he was member of the research project on Brick Tectonics at Amsterdam Academy for Architec

Study environment

The studies are held at RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6.


Diana Krone

Head of RISEBA Career Development Centre
Phone.: +371 67617698 +371 25620068
E - mail: [email protected]
Address: Meza street 3, room 311


RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6
4 Durbes Street, Riga

You can reach Architecture and Media Centre by buses No 3 or 13 (direction Bolderaja) getting off at “Klinģeru iela” bus stop. Then you’ll have to walk back from the stop and turn left on the first street. Keep on walking along the street (passing by “Salmo” store) till you reach the furthest corner of RISEBA – turn left and you’ll find yourself in a small courtyard and see the entrance.

The map below shows the route to H2O 6 parking lot and entrance to the building if you are driving in the direction of Bolderaja.

RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6

Address: 4 Durbes Street, Riga, LV-1007
Telephone: + 371 29349122
E-mail: [email protected]
Skype: riseba_udens

Working time: 
Monday - Friday: 08:00 to 20:00 
Saturday: 9:00 to 15:00 
Sunday: closed