Renewal of extant built structures and their wide palette of values, from artistic-cultural ones to nature friendly-sustainable ones, is the widest design activity. The international design vision of contemporary spatial management is directed towards improvement the extant living environment and raising its quality, while fully respecting diversity, as well as cultural, religious and natural heritage (nature-friendly sustainable development). This means that renewal is not tied to presentation of built heritage of the highest value (cultural heritage) but is linked to improving all, even presently degraded buildings and settlements. Moreover, renewal of built structures has to be ecological and environment-friendly. The achievement of harmonious blending of extant, valuable heritage and redesigning with new additions, which have to comply with new demands and needs, is hard and tedious work. Within the elective course Comprehensive protection of built heritage and the studio work and aided by mentors, students learned about working methods for achieving goals in comprehensive protection of built heritage. They put their knowledge to practise in chosen international architectural-urbanistic workshops that were mentored in the international and domestic environment.