HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE FACULTY
Faculty of Architecture (FA) was established in 1966 in the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute on the basis of two departments V.I. Lenin Kazakh Polytechnic Institute: “Urban Development” and “Perspective geometry”, whereas the first admission for Speciality of architecture was made in 1961. The core of established Faculty was “Urban Development” Department created in 1964. The establisher of local architectural school is T.K. Basenov - the first Kazakh scientist-architect and graduate of Leningrad’s architectural school, the student of professor Gofman and academician Schusev, the first chairman of Architects’ union of Kazakhstan established in 1936, candidate of architecture, member-correspondent of the Academy of architecture и construction of USSR, prominent constructor of Kazakh SSR. Т.К. Bassenov made a lot of efforts to establish preparation center of architecture staff in Kazakh Polytechnic Institute.
The first graduation of professional architects took place in winter and summer of academic year 1966-1967 due to transfer from 5.5 years to 5 years of education under supervision of the Republic’s famous architects N.I. Ripinskiy and А.К. Kapanov. At that time Т.К. Basenov, R.А. Seidalin, М.S. Kenbayev, I.I. Belotserkovskiy, K.N. Nauryzbayev, Y.B. Tumanyan, B.A. Glaudinov, P.D. Usachev, S.А. Mambeyev, М.R. Izbasar, S.Y. Altaybayeva, А.А. Ukhobotov and other teachers worked in the Faculty. Generally, they were graduates of the leading schools of Moscow and Leningrad.
Quantity of departments was increasing permanently: Department of Architecture of living and social buildings was opened in 1967 (Head of the Department was associate professor R.А. Seydalin, the prominent architect of Kazakh SSR); Department “History of architecture and architectural constructions” was opened in 1972 (headed by the prominent architect М.М. Мendikulov); after that in 1977г. Department of Drawing was established (Head of the Department was popular artist М.S. Kenbayev), and in 1980 Department “Painting and sculpture” was established under the supervision of popular artist of KazSSR K.N. Nauryzbayev.
After establishment of the Almaty Architectural and Construction Institute in 1980 on base of architectural and construction faculties of Kazakh Polytechnic Institute the Department “Bases of architectural Engineering” was opened (headed by the associate professor, candidate of architecture А.Z. Аbilov).
In 1992, during transformation of the Almaty Architectural and Construction Institute into KSAACE (Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering) the Department of Architectural Environment was opened (headed by a candidate of architecture, associate professor Y.I. Bakhmutov). In 2011 Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering was transformed into the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering
The Deans of Architectural Faculty from the day of his founding it was consistently worked as: А. Kuzutin, Y. Kruglov, B. Glaudinov, S. Bukeykhanov, M. Lessovichenko, B. Shakerbay, Y. Bakhmutov, A. Abilov, G. Sadvokassova, K. Zhumartova, N. Kozbagarova. Now the Dean of Department of Architecture is an academic professor, candidate of architecture, honored architect of Republic of Kazakhstan Galina R. Iskhodzhanova.
-On the basis of the architectural and construction faculty of KazPTI Almaty institute of architecture and construction was established. The department of «Basics of architectural design» was founded (the dean of the department was A.Abilov, Candidate of Architecture)
-Under the guidance of the People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR K.Nauryzbayev the Department of Painting and Sculpture was founded.
-In the conditions of the independent Kazakhstan, the architectural faculty of KazGASA has continued its development as the main scientific and methodological base of the architectural education of the Republic. In cooperation with the established architectural schools of Ust-Kamenogorsk and Tselinograd, KazGASA was building up its potential: republican scientific conferences were organized, methodical foundations of architectural education were improved.
-In KazGASA, along with the release of young specialists, research works were carried out, expeditions were conducted, scientific and methodical publications of instructors-architects were published.
-At the architectural faculty the first in Kazakhstan department "Design of the architectural environment" was created (head of the Department, Candidate of Architecture, Y.Bakhmutov).
-The Alma-Ata Architectural and Construction Institute has been transformed into the Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (KazGASA).
-The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev has paid a visit to KazGASA. He got acquainted with the activities of the architectural faculty, visited the student poster exhibition dedicated to the victims of political repressions.
-30 September - 3 October, 1997, Professor Edgar Knop (Munich, Academy of Fine Arts) conducted a workshop "Architecture and Color" for students of the architectural faculty.
-KazGASA was visited by the Prince of Wales Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. Prince Charles with great interest got acquainted with the architectural faculty, inspected the exhibition of student works.
-Public defence of the diploma projects of the students of the faculty of architecture in the akimat of the city of Kapshagay took place.
-Students and teachers of the faculty of architecture were awarded diplomas of the Atakent Exhibition Center for participation in the international exhibition «Architecture and Design».
-Since January 2000, cardinal changes have taken place in KazGASA aimed at changing the educational paradigm: the transition to the credit system of education has begun. During this period, the first scientific contacts with foreign architectural schools began to be established, and international experience was studied.
-A world-famous architect Kisho Kurakawa visited KazGASA and addressed the students and faculty of the Faculty of Architecture with a lecture on the theory of metabolism in architecture.
-KazGASA established the Board of Trustees, the Council of Experts and Customers, the Association of Graduates of Architecture and Construction Specialties, in which the graduates of the Faculty of Architecture took an active part.
Faculty of Architecture branches were opened in the largest design organizations "Almatygiprogor 1", "KazGOR", "Kazgiprograd", etc.
-A group of teachers of Faculty of Architecture visited the Warsaw Polytechnic University to establish contacts.
-The Kazakh State Architecture and Construction Academy was transformed into the Kazakh Head Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
-The Kazakh State Architecture and Construction Academy was renamed the Kazakh Head Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
-With the involvement of the doctors of architecture from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, the first in the history of Kazakhstan Council for the protection of Ph.D. theses on specialty 18.00.01 - Theory and history of architecture, restoration and reconstruction of the historical and architectural heritage was created.
-On July 6, 2002, the first defence successfully passed - the thesis of G. Abdrassilova for the degree of candidate of architecture.
-At the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence (Italy) there was an international competition of diploma projects of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, in which professors of the faculty of architecture B.Glaudinov, G.Kisamedin, N.Kozbagarova participated from KazGASA.
-In September-October 2003, the associate professor of the faculty of architecture G.Abdrasilova according to the results of the Goethe-Institute competition, was awarded a grant to participate in the seminar "Humane City Concept" in Berlin (Germany).
-A group of teachers of KazGASA faculty of architecture participated in the International Congress of Architecture in Istanbul (Turkey).
-In March 2004 in the city of Turkestan teachers of the Faculty of Architecture B.Glaudinov, M.Izbasar, A.Abilov, G.Abdrassilova took part in the work of the republican congress of architects.
-Active participation of students of the faculty of Architecture in the first International competition IZOVER Multi-Comfort House, in the national stage.
Active participation of students of the faculty of Architecture in the first International competition IZOVER Multi-Comfort House, in the national stage.
-08.11.2007, obtaining international accreditation of the educational program of the specialty "Architecture", the decision of the Commission at the headquarters of the UIA – UNESCO, Barcelona, Spain
-Dean of the faculty of architecture Jumartova Camille
-June 2007 visit of the representative of the headquarters of the UIA – UNESCO in Barcelona (Spain) architect Fernando Ramos. Awarding of the certificate of international accreditation of educational programmes of the specialty "Architecture".
-The conclusion of the contract about cooperation of faculty of Architecture with French-Kazakh company "Gambyl Cement".
-Active participation of students of the 4th course in the contest announced by "Gambyl Cement", on the theme : "Design of a town for the workers".
-Active participation of students of the faculty of Architecture in the 4th annual International competition ISOVER Multi-Comfort House. For the first time Kazakhstan took part in the international stage of the competition.
-The participation of thirteen countries. The final was held in Dubrovnik in Croatia. Student project of the faculty of Architecture Maganov Nurtas "School XXI century" took 4th place and entered the directory of the best projects. Elena Kovalenko took the 5th place, the project entered the list of best projects.
-Active participation of students of the faculty of Architecture in the 5th annual International competition ISOVER Multi-Comfort House. The finals were held in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 to 24 April. In the final of the competition was the student of 4-th rate F Krylova Julia and took 2nd place.
-Active participation of students of the faculty of Architecture in the 6th annual International competition ISOVER Multi-Comfort House. The finals were held in Innsbruck, Austria. In the final of the competition was the student of the 5th course of FA Krylova Julia and took 3rd place.
The branch of "Architecture" (Undergraduate) of KazGASA successfully passed international re-accreditation in UNESCO-IUA-RIBA.
-Architectural education, branch of "Architecture" was 50 years old.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, teachers of the faculty (under guidence of Prof. G. Kisamedin), together with the Busan University, Dong-A School, organized a workshop "Bus stop using solar energy", in which students and teachers from 7 architectural schools of Kazakhstan and the South Korean University of Busan "DONG-A" took an active part.
-Three students under the leadership of associate professor of the faculty B.Balykbayev had a Summer familiarization practice with visits to monuments of architecture in Spain (Barcelona) and France (Paris).
-15 diploma projects of students and 1 master's thesis of the Faculty of Architecture took part in the International competition of the best diploma projects under the auspices of the International Public Association for the Promotion of Architectural Education in Yerevan (Armenia) and were awarded with diplomas of 1, 2 and 3 degrees.
-Students of the Faculty of Architecture passed the competition, organized by the French company ISOVER in KazGASA. Two projects won prizes and went to the finals of the International Competition to Prague (Czech Republic)
- Active participation in the II International Festival of Architecture and Construction Schools of Eurasia was held on the basis of the Kazakh Head Architectural and Construction Academy (Almaty, Kazakhstan).
-12 diploma projects and 2 master theses of the graduates of the Faculty of Architecture participated in the International competition of the best graduation works under the auspices of the International Public Association for the Promotion of Architectural Education in Krasnoyarsk (Russia). They were awarded with 1 and 2 degree diplomas, 2 diploma projects became laureates of the Interregional Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education.
-In the regional round of the contest, organized by the French company ISOVER, the project from KazGASA took Ist prize and participated in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
- Successful participation in the XXI International Review Contest of Final Qualification Works on Architecture and Design of Interregional Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
-In the national round 2 projects from the faculty of architecture of KazGASA took 1 and 2 prizes and participated in the finals of the International contest ISOVER "Multicomfort House" in Belgrade (Serbia). In the same year, students participated in the national stage of the international competition ECOFON, took 1,2 and 3 places, and in December, together with the project supervisor assistant professor O.Priemets took part in the finals of the competition in Austria.
-11 students and 2 teachers of the FA conducted summer familiarization practice with visits to monuments of architecture in Spain (Barcelona-Cordoba-Granada), France (Paris); Italy (Rome).
- 6 students of FA and academic professor N.Kozbagarova have participated in the international workshop on the topic "Urban Living Room (Inner-City Revitalization in Chungju)" at the Korean National Technical University (KNUT), Chungju (South Korea). The workshop featured architectural schools of South Korea (Seowon University, Cheongju University, KNUT), Japan (Saga University) and the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazGASA), the theme - Reconstruction of the historic district of the city "Kwan-ah-goal".
-There were 14 diploma projects and 2 master's theses of the FA for the International Review of the Best Graduation Projects under the Interregional Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education, which was held in St. Petersburg (Russia), which were awarded with diplomas of 1,2 and 3 degrees.
-Associate Professor of the FA G.Kisamedin won a grant of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Best University Teacher - 2013".
- As scholarship holders of the Presidential Bolashak Scholarship, eight graduates of the FA were sent to continue their studies at the master's degree to foreign universities: 3 – to the USA; 2 – to Great Britain, 2 – to Canada and 1 - to Australia.
-5В042000-Architecture branch of the University as a result of participation in the National rating took 1 place at the level of bachelor's degree among architectural schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan
-Successful participation in the XXII International Review Contest of Final Qualification Works on Architecture and Design of Interregional Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Active participation in the III International Festival of Architectural and Construction Schools of Eurasia was held on the basis of the Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey).
-In the national round 3 projects from the FA of KazGASA took 1, 2 and 3 prizes, and then took part in the competition in Bucharest, Romania.
-In the final round of the 10th International Contest of ISOVER Multi Comfort House (Bucharest, Romania on 28-31.05.2014); Students of the Faculty of Architecture A.Fedyanin, A.Moldakalyk, E.Hamzin have participated. A.Fedyanin has been awarded an honorable mention of the competition.
-The seminar was held by the leading architect on the construction of passive houses, certified by the Institute of Passive House, at Darmstadt, chairman of the information group of Bulgaria on the construction of passive houses G. Nikolov.
-A group of students of the FA passed the practice on innovative technologies in Sweden, the city of Siling at the plant manufacturer of acoustic systems Ecophone, with a visit to Copenhagen and Malmö to get acquainted with the innovative architecture.
-Ten students of FA under the guidance of assistant professor L.Brylova. Held a summer familiarization practice with a visit to monuments of architecture in Spain (Barcelona-Valencia-Alicante-Siviglia-Granada-Córdoba-Toledo-Madrid), France (Paris).
-4 students of FA and academic professor of the FA N.Kozbagarova have participated in an international workshop, organized by Saga University, Japan under the name "Asian Rim International Seminar 2014". Four architectural schools were presented at the workshop: South Korea (KNUT), Japan (Saga University), Thailand (Thammasat University) and the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazGASA).
-As scholarship holders of the Presidential Scholarship "Bolashak", assoc. prof. N.Koyshanbayev and A.Tuyakayeva held a language training course at UEA-INTO (University of East Anglia, London, UK) and a scientific internship at ESARQ UIC (International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain).
-Assoc. Prof. G.Kisamedin, G.Sadvokasova and assistant professor J.Onishchenko took part in the World Congress of the International Union of Architects in Durban (South Africa).
-Participation in the International competition of the best diploma projects under the auspices of the International Public Association for the Promotion of Architectural Education in Baku (Azerbaijan) and were awarded with diplomas of 1, 2 and 3 degrees
-Active participation in the IV International Festival of Architecture and Construction Schools of Eurasia was held on the basis of the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture named after N.Isanova (Bishkek, Issyk-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan).
-Academic Professor N.Kozbagarova has won a grant of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and was awarded the title "The best teacher of the university - 2014".
-The architect, PhD F. Moisera (Germany) conducted an international student workshop "Soviet standard series of the residential buildings in Almaty and their potential for the future" . The organizer of the workshop was Doctor of Architecture G.Abdrassilova.
-5В042000-Architecture branch of the University as a result of participation in the National rating took 1 place at the Bachelor's level among the architectural schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
-In the rating of IAAR-2015 the educational branch 5B042000 "Architecture" took the 1 st place; 6М042000- "Architecture" - the third place. The educational program "Architecture" in the University Ranking-2015 RK took the 3rd place, the Master's degree - 8 place. General rating of universities in the areas of training "Art" took the third place.
-In the rating of IAAR -2015 "TOP-50 Staff of teachers and professors" were five best teachers of the FA: N.Kozbagarova, G.Abdrassilova, G.Kisamedin, G.Sadvokasova, E.Baytenov.
-Participation in the International Review Competition of the Best Graduation Projects under the International Public Association for the Promotion of Architectural Education of the Russian Federation, which was held in Zheleznovodsk (Russia), which were awarded with diplomas of 1, 2 and 3 degrees.
-Successful participation in the V International Festival of Architecture and Construction Schools of Eurasia was held on the basis of the Romualdo del Bianco Foundation (Florence, Italy) among representatives from 37 Eurasian universities from 15 countries.
-Academic Professor G.Abdrassilova was awarded with the title "Best University Teacher 2015".
-Two scientific works have been carried out (supervisors: E.Baitenov, G.Isabaev, N.Koyshanbaev) and on two topics of scientific grants of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RK- (supervisors G.Abdrassilova, A.Galimzhanova)
-Five teachers of FA have improved their skills by visiting unique UAE facilities, Dubai-Abu Dhabi with a visit to the center of innovative technologies Masdar City.
-Academic professor N.Kozbagarova took part in the work of the World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) in St. Petersburg (Russia).
-Professors of the FA N.Kozbagarova and A.Tuyakayeva visited six US universities, where they got acquainted with educational programs, teaching methods, laboratory facilities: San Francisco, California Universities of Berkeley and Santa Barbara, Stanford, South California and Columbia.
-International competition of NIISF RAASN "Contemporary questions of building physics. Energy saving. Reliability of building structures and environmental safety", Moscow, July 2015. Diplomas in the nomination "For the Original Approach to Solving Problems of Building Physics and Energy Saving" were awarded to students of the FA of KazGASA: A.Moldakalyk (scientific adviser - Doctor of Architecture, G.Abdrassilova), D.Abdrambek (supervisor – Candidate of Architecture A. Isabaev), A. Babicheva (supervisor – Candidate of Architecture Z.Aimagambetova).
-In the rating of IAAR-2015 the educational branch 5B042000 "Architecture" took the 1 st place, 6M042000-Architecture -2 place in the RK.
-Scientific works were completed (under supervision of E.Baitenov, G.Isabaev, N.Koishanbaev) and five scientific works (under supervision of R.Atagulova), continuation of scientific works on two topics under Scientific grants of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RK - (under supervision G.Abdrassilova, A.Galimzhanova)
-Academic professor of the FA N.Kozbagarova took part in the work of the World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) in Turin (Italy).
-An international workshop "Asian Rim International Workshop 2016" (organized by Academic Prof. N.Kozbagarova) was held. 43 students and professors of architectural schools of Saga University (Japan), Thammasat University (Thailand), Faculty of architecture and Faculty of design of KazGASA took part in the workshop.
-Academic professor of the FA G.Abdrasilova has passed further training at Tsukuba University in Tsukuba, Japan.
-Joint scientific work with the Institute of Architecture and Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (A.Galimzhanova)
-Successful participation in the 25th International Review Contest of Final Qualification Works on Architecture and Design of the International Public Association for the Promotion of Architectural Education, Novosibirsk, Russia.
-Active participation in the 6th International Festival of Architecture and Construction Schools of Eurasia took place at the Middle East University of Northern Cyprus (Lefkosa, Northern Cyprus), TURKSOY (Ankara, Turkey), Union of Architects and Engineers of the Turkic World (Ankara, Turkey). In the direction of Architecture there are 126 projects from 23 universities of 14 countries.
-Teachers and professors of the FA took part in the Innovation Forum "Almaty is a city that is comfortable for life and business" in the organization of Almaty Akimat, Strategic Communications Agency SUCCESS K.