Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Design, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Jonas Jakaitis is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Design at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. He holds a PhD in Arts. He is a member of the Lithuanian Association of Architects and the Association of Lithuanian Landscape Architects. Jonas is involved in a range of programmes, projects, commissions and workshops. He is a certified architectural expert, an expert at the Lithuanian Evaluation Centre of the Quality of Studies and a member of the certification commission for architects on behalf of Lithuania's Ministry of Environment. He is a participant in many international and national conferences and seminars.
Jonas has authored more than 45 publications and several training books including: City Planning Regulations and Democracy, Complex Planning-Design Methodology. He is auathor of the monograph A Discourse on the Members of Urban Spatial Formation under Conditions of Modern Democracy. His research covers the history of material and industrial design, the history of urban planning and design, landscape architecture, city planning regulations, public-private partnerships, societal participation in city formation design and the sustainable formation of living environments at micro and macro scales.
Jonas has also organised more than 40 projects in the fields of science, architecture, interior design and graphic design. He has worked on the Vilnius county development plan, the Vilnius city master plan, as well as urban planning documents and design projects at a national and international level. His work has won a number of prizes.
Jonas is on the editorial board of science periodicals Acta Architecturale Naturalis (Tallinn University of Technology) and Civil Engineering and Architecture (Horizon Research Publishing). He has work has been recognised with awards from the Lithuanian Prime Minister, the Parliament’s Committee on Environment Protection and the mayors of Vilnius, Siauliai and Bursa.