The Faculty of Architecture was founded by VFU back in 1995, originating from the Faculty of Maritime and Building Sciences and the Academic and Scientific Complex of Technical Sciences. Architecture and building education in Varna can be traced back to as early as 1947, when the State University of Varna was founded, providing education for future architects and construction engineers until 1953.
Apart from face-to-face teaching, our tutors are dedicated to assisting students in participating in many competitions, plenary sessions, creative workshops, seminars and conferences, where these young people have a ground for realization of their research interests. In cooperation with the Palace of Balchik, our Faculty holds an annual Palace Festival of Flowers and an International Student Architectural Contest and Workshop, hosted by the Town of Balchik. Besides, the Faculty has been holding workshops like "Landscape Design for Varna’s Coastal Area" and "Environment-Friendly Architecture - a Possible Architecture", both events being directed by professors from the Venice University of Architecture, Italy, providing our students the opportunity to attend placements and practical sessions in Italy and Germany, and study at a European university for 1 semester.
The speciality of Architecture enjoys great interest from applicants, mainly evinced by young people from Northeast and Southeast Bulgaria. However, there are applicants from Central and Western Bulgaria as well.
The Department boasts a number of prominent scholars in the field of building sciences, including Professor Venkov, Professor Darakchiev, Professor Ignatiev, Professor Tanev, Professor Etimov, Professor Staykov, Professor Daalov, Assoc. Prof. Bobev, etc.
The Department boasts creative student collectives, including an academic dance theatre comprised of two groups: a folklore ensemble and a modern choreography ballet group, performing a large set of art and concert shows in Bulgaria and abroad. Students from the Fine Arts specialities regularly hold fashion shows, exhibitions and plenary sessions.