In 1995 Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science licensed AltSTU for training specialists in architecture and design and AltSTU have become the first university in Altai to have students trained in architecture and design.
Department of architecture has become the first one. In 1999 “Architecture environment design” specialty was introduced and later renamed “Architecture”.
In 2001 the first graduates awarded their qualification. 6 out of 12 honored red diplomas with excellence. In 2002 the faculty of design and architecture was introduced.
In 2004 “Design” specialty was introduced. In 2005 the faculty was reorganized into Institute of Architecture and Design. Presently there are 437 students are trained in 3 specialty programes.