The department was established in 1966, when at Brest Civil Engineering Institute the Department of Urban Construction and Architecture was organized. The first head of the department was Igor Belogortsev, Associate professor of architecture, professor. In 1968 the Department of Urban Construction and Architecture was divided into two departments – the Department of Architectural Design and the Department of Urban Development.
The head of Department the Architectural Design from 1968 to 1981 was Vladimir Ivanovich Kulin, Ph.D. in Engineering Science, associate professor; from 1971 to 1973 – Varaksin Vladimir Nikolaevich, associate professor; from 1973 to 1981 – Anatoly Kudinenko, Ph.D. in Architecture, Assistant professor. The head of the Department of Urban Development from 1968 to 1981 was Mityanin Anatoly Yakovlevich, Ph.D. in Architecture, Associate professor.
In 1981 the Departments of Architectural Design and Drawing and Urban Development were again united into the Department of Urban Development and Architecture. The Department was headed by Anatoly Kudinenko from 1981 to 1985, Ph.D. in Architecture, associate professor; from 1985 to 1987 – Ustinov Boris Sergeevich, Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 1984 the Department was transferred to the Civil Engineering due to the closure of Architecture Faculty. From 1987 to 1990 the department was headed by Gaidukovich Mikhail Mikhailovich, Ph.D. in Architecture, assistant professor. In 1990 the department was headed by Viktor A. Matchan, Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, associate professor.
The department was once again divided into two departments – the department of Architectural Structures and the department of Architectural Design and Drawing – due to the opening of the specialty "Architecture" at the Faculty of Architecture in 1995. The head of the department of Architectural Structures was Victor Aleksandrovich Matchan, Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor from 1995 to 2015. From 2015 till the present day the department has been headed by Dragan Alexey Vyacheslavovich, Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, Assistant professor.
From 1995 to 2007 the head of the department of Architectural Design and Drawing was Kudinenko Anatoly Dmitrievich, Ph.D. of Architecture, Associate professor. From 2007 to 2011 the head of the department was Vlasyuk Nikolay Nikolaevich, Ph.D. of Architecture, Associate professor. From 2011 till the present day the head of the department was Panchenko Tatiana Alexandrovna, Ph.D. of Architecture, Associate professor.
In 2017, by the order of the rector of the University (by decision of the Senate of Brest State Technical University), the Department of Architectural Constructions was renamed to the Department of Architecture and reorganized by joining the Department of Architectural Design and Drawing. Dragan Alexey Vyacheslavovich, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor was appointed as the Head of the Department of Architecture.
Currently, the training is held within undergraduate program of higher education in specialty 1-69 01 01 Architecture. From September 2018 the training in specialty 1-69 01 02 "Architectural design" with the qualification "architect-designer" will be provided. At the Master program of higher education training in specialization 1-69 80 01 Architecture and 1-69 81 02 Architecture of buildings and structures is being provided.
Professors of the Department of Architecture have a unique training experience, developing the theory and methodology of teaching, confirming it with personal practice. The structure and content of the disciplines are aimed at combining humanitarian training, artistic skills and the abilities to work with computer technologies, the development of creativity, individuality, which assist students in the creative self-realization and the formation of innovative solutions. High-level specialists of the department, active cooperation with design and research organizations of Brest region, leading practicing architect-teachers are the basis that allows to train specialists with a high level of professional competence, possessing a complex artistic-compositional, scientific and technical vision of the environment capable without a long adaptation period is actively involved in the actual project process.
The department includes 18 members of teaching staff: 2 professors, 5 associate professors, 4 senior lecturers and 8 junior members of teaching staff.
The department carries out its work along the two major lines:
Professor of the department of Architectural Design and Drawing B.S. Ustinov has developed a complex of machines making it possible to recycle building wastes. The complex includes: