Jonas Jakaitis

Professor and Head of the Department

Dept of Design at Faculty of Architecture,

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University




JONAS JAKAITIS, professor and the Head of the Department of Design at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. In addition, since 2010 he is Director of the Institute of Architecture at Faculty of Architecture. Professor Jonas graduated master degree in Architecture from the Vilnius Gediminas technical University (1997) and hold Ph.D in History and Theory of Arts (2007).
Professor Jonas was member of Lithuanian Association of Architects and a member of Association of Lithuanian of Landscape Architects (since 2016 Professor Jonas as chairpersons of the board of experts). Also Professor Jonas involved in a number of programmes, projects (such as „Design for Europe” at Design Council of UK) and other commissions, take part in different workshops. In addition, Professor Jonas certified architect expert, an expert of the Lithuanian Evaluation Centre of the Quality of Studies, a member of the Certification Commission of architects under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, an expert of the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology under the Ministry of Economy, an ambassador at UK Design Council for Lithuania1. Professor Jonas a participant of many international and national conferences and seminars.
Professor Jonas have prepared more than 70 publications and several training books – City Planning Regulations and Democracy, Complex Planning-Design Methodology, the monograph – A Discourse on the Members of Urban Spatial Formation under Conditions of Modern Democracy.
Research of Jonas Jakaitis cover evolution of the material and industrial design in urban space, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, urban planning regulations, history of urban planning and the material environment design, public and private partnership, society participation in urban design, universal design and sustainable formation of living environment from details to a large picture.
Professor Jonas I have also planned over 50 projects on science, architecture, interior design, graphic design on individual basis or in cooperation with other authors, assisted in working out Vilnius county development plan in Lithuania, Vilnius city Master plan, many details, urban design and planning documents and product design projects in the national or international level. I am a prizewinner of a few contests.
Professor Jonas included into the lists of the Editorial Boards of science periodicals Civil Engineering and Architecture (Horizon Research Publishing, USA (HRPUB)), of science periodicals International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education ((IJHSSE) ACADEMICIANS RESEARCH CENTER) etc.
Professor Jonas have been awarded by the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, by theParliament’s Committee on Environment Protection and by the Majors of Vilnius, Siauliai, Bursa (Turkey) etc. for works done for people and Lithuania.

Area of Interests

  • Industrial design in urban space,
  • Urban planning and design,
  • Landscape architecture,
  • Urban planning regulations,
  • History of urban planning and the material environment design,
  • Public and private partnership,
  • Society participation in urban design,
  • Universal design