Complete professional biography

Complete professional biography

Born

1955 Hernád

Studies

1982-1984 Master Course of the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ)

1975-1980 BME Faculty of Architecture

1970-0974 Hild József secondary vocational school of construction, Győr

1962-1968 Elementary school, Hernád

Academic degree

2014 European Academy of Sciences and Arts, active member

2012 University Professor

2012 Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA), full member

2011 Dr. habil. (habilitation)

1997 DLA (Doctoris Liberalis Artium)

 

Awards, acknowledgements

 

2013 Mies van der Rohe Prize – Roman Catholic church in Győr-Kismegyer – nominee

2011 UIA Gold Medal – lifetime achievement – nominee

2011 Piranesi Prize – Knowledge Centre of Pécs – nominee

2010 Prima Primissima Prize – recipient

2010 Pro Dioecesi Vaciensi Medallion – Community centre in Hernád

2009 Honorary citizen of the township of Hernád

2009 Kossuth Prize – recipient

2005 Mies van der Rohe Prize – College of Greek Catholic Theology – nominee

2003 St. Anthanasius Prize – College of Greek Catholic Theology – recipient

2001 Silver Medallion of the Town Protection Society of Nagykanizsa – Martyrs of Arad memorial

2001 Coat of Arms of Nagykanizsa, Town of County Rank – Martyrs of Arad memorial

1999 ”Medallion for Telecommunications” – MATÁV Headquarters

1999 Budapest Award for Architectural Excellence – MATÁV Headquarters – recipient

1999 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture – MATÁV Headquarters – recipient

1998 Pro Architectura Prize – Saint Emeric church in Sopron – recipient

1995 Ybl Miklós Prize – rewarding the efforts in architectural design and education – recipient

1991 Pro Architectura Prize – Nunciature of the Vatican – recipient

1980 Diploma Prize – recipient

 

Architectural practice

 

2011- Balázs Mihály Építész Műterme

1992-2011 Török és Balázs Építészeti Műterem

1986- BME Faculty of Architecture, Department of Public Building Design

1980-1986 Középülettervező Vállalat (KÖZTI)

Academic experience

2012- Head of Department as Full Professor, BME Department of Public Building Design

2011- Head of Department, BME Department of Public Building Design

2008 Head of Diploma Committee, MOME Department of Architecture

2005- BME Master Course (postgraduate specialists’ course on architectural design)

2001-2011 Deputy of Department, BME Department of Public Building Design

1997- Rajz és Terv (”Drawing and Plan”), gradual course, BME

1997- BME Doctoral School of Architectural Design (DLA) – supervisor

1997-2000 ”Silicates in Architecture”, gradual course at the Hungarian University of Applied Arts – guest lecturer

1988- Diploma design, gradual course, BME

1987- Complex design, gradual course, BME

1986- Resident lecturer, BME

1980-1986 Guest lecturer, BME, Public building design II. course

Professional memberships

2015- Member of Scientific Council BME

2015- Head of the BME Doctoral School of Architectural Design – president of HBDT

2013- BME Habilitational Committee and Doctoral Council of Architectural Design – member

2013- MOME Doctoral School – member

2012- Central Jury of Architectural Design – member

2012- Architectural Design Jury of District 12– member

2011-2012 National Committee for Architectural Awards – member

2008-2013 Doctoral Council of the BME Doctoral School of Architectural Design – member

2008-2010 Jury of the Ybl Prize – member

2007-2010 Central Jury of Architectural Design – member

2007- BME Hauszmann Prize – curator

2004-2008 Budapest Chamber of Architects – vice president

2002-2005 Hungarian Design Council – member

2002-2011 Architectural Design Jury of Budapest – member

2001-2008 Supervisory Board of the BME Doctoral School of Architectural Design –member

2000-2004 Budapest Chamber of Architects – board member

2000-2010 Centre for Cultural Heritage Management – advisory board member

1997-2000 Ethics Committee of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects – member

1996- Chamber of Hungarian Architrects – member

1991-2011 Creative Artists’ National Association – member

1987-1988 Head of MÉSZ Young Architects’ Studio

1980- Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) – member

Realised architectural works

2014 Üröm, Parsonage (with Falvai Balász, Török Dávid, Nagy Márton)

2011 Roman Catholic church, Győr-Kismegyer (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

2010 Six-group nursery, Törökbálint (with Balázs Tatár and Dávid Török)

2010 Community centre, Hernád (with Balázs Tatár)

2010 Southern Transdanubian Regional Library and Knowledge Centre, Pécs (with Tamás Tarnóczky and Balázs Tatár)

2009 House Puglits, Hernád (with Balázs Tatár)

2008 Special education school, San Marco street, Budapest (with Tamás Tarnóczky)

2007 Family Home of Mihály Czibula, Paks (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

2005 Home interior, Vérhalom street, Budapest

2004 PPKE Department of Information Technology, Budapest (with Tamás Tarnóczky and Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

2003 Greek Catholic College of Theology, Nyíregyháza

2002 Family home in Gül Baba street, Budapest (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

2002 House Molnár, Tinnye (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

2001 House Huber, Törökbálint (with Szabolcs Jóföldi)

1999 Greek Catholic church, Fehérgyarmat (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1999 MATÁV Headquarters, 55 Krisztina boulevard, Budapest (with Ferenc Török)

1997 Saint Emeric parish church, Sopron (with Péter Fejérdy)

1997 Greek Catholic secondary school of 12 years, Hajdúdorog (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1996 Greek Catholic college, Hajdúdorog (with Andrea Kern and Csaba Klenk)

1996 Church of Hungarian Saints (EXPO) Budapest (with Ferenc Török)

1995 Greek Catholic church, Kazincbarcika

1994 60-flat residential building in central Nyíregyháza (with Ferenc Török)

1994 House Bod, Tihany

1991 Professors’ Club in the Central Building of BME

1991 Nunciature of the Vatican, Budapest (with Ferenc Török)

1991 24-flat residential building, Kosár street, Paks (with Andrea Kern and Csaba Klenk)

1991 Panasonic Office Technology Store (with Zorán Patartics)

1989 Family home for Laszló Vörös, Velence

1987 4-flat residential building, Fodor street 13/b, Budapest (with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

 

Selected architectural works, unrealised projects

 

2017 Alba Aréna sport hall, Székesfehérvár (with Tarnóczky Tamás) iviteli terv

2017 Community space, Church of Hungarian Saints, Biudapest (with, Török Dávid)

2016 Krúdy Vigadó, recoinstruction, Nyíregyháza (with Karácsony Tamás, Balázs Marcell, Pelle Zita)

2016 Kiss-house, Paks

2015 Innovation Center of Bionics, Budapest (with Tamás Tarnóczky)

2012 Community spaces of the Church of Hungarian Saints (study, with Dávid Török)

2008 Modified plans of a nursery, Törökbálint (permit and execution plans, with Balázs Falvai)

2008 Winery guesthouse, Tállya (study, with Balázs Tatár)

2008 16-year Greek Catholic school, Nyíregyháza (permit plan, with Balázs Tatár and Dávid Török)

2005 Lab of the Secondary School of Energetics, Paks (study, with Tamás Tarnóczky)

2004 16-year Greek Catholic school, Nyíregyháza (two studies)

2002 Roman Catholic church, Páty (study)

2000 Garrison church on Kapisztrán square, Buda Castle (permit plans)

2000 Reconstruction of the Town Hall, Esztergom (study, with Tamás Tarnóczky)

1999 Vár-guesthouse (study, with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1999 Department store at Mária-Valéria bridge, Esztergom (study, with Tamás Tarnóczky)

1999 Reconstruction of the Town Hall, Esztergom (study, with Tamás Tarnóczky)

1998 Municipal Hall, Hernád (study)

1997 Extension of the Lajos Bárdos Conservatory (study, with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1995 Greek Catholic church, Nyíregyháza-Borbánya (study)

1993 Multifunctional hall, Pannonhalma (execution plan)

1993 Development plan of the Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma (study, with Ferenc Török)

1993 Greek Catholic chapel, Tállya (study)

1992 Potter’s house, Nagyszakácsi (study)

1992 Elementary school with 16 schoolrooms, Paks (permit plans, with Ferenc Cságoly and Tamás Karácsony)

1989 2-flat residential building, Kárpát street, Budapest (permit plans)

1989 Roman Catholic vicarage, Vecsés (permit plans)

1988 3-flat residential building, Törökvészi street, Budapest (study)

1988 6-flat residential building, 19 Mór street, Budapest (permit plans, with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1987 Grammar school with 16 schoolrooms, Mór (permit plans, with Ferenc Török)

1985 4-flat residential building, Budakeszi street, Budapest (permit plans, with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1982 Reconstruction of bank building (arch.: Ignác Alpár), Deák Ferenc street, Budapest (permit plans, KÖZTI)

1982 Residential building, 11-13 Fő street, Pápa (execution plan, KÖZTI)

1982 Clubhouse and restaurant (study, KÖZTI)

Participation in open design competitions

2016 MOME Campus

2014 New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, Budapest – 2nd prize

2014 New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2013 Intermodal Public Transport Centre, Debrecen – honoured

2012 Development plan of Széll Kálmán square, Budapest – 3rd prize

2012 Extension of the Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts – 2nd prize

2011 Reconstruction of the Bárány swimming pool, Eger

2010 Extension of the National Museum, Budapest

2009 National Remembrance Centre, Székesfehérvár – accentuated honour

2009 Development plan of Fő square, Újpest, Budapest

2009 Agora Polus center, Győr – 2nd prize

2007 Pécs-ECC, Library and Knowledge Centre – international competition, 1st prize

2006 9 Petermann bíró street, Buda Castle

2005 Nursery, Törökbálint – 1st prize

2004 17 Dísz square, Budapet – honoured

2003 ”Budavár-Kapuház”, Buda Castle – accentuated honour

1998 Archives of Budapest – 3rd prize

1997 Hungarian National Theatre, Budapest – 3rd prize

1988 Development plan of Szabadság square, Cegléd – accentuated honour

1986 Development plan of the Kossuth street area, Szentendre

1983 Extension of the Hajós Alfréd swimming pool – 4th prize

1983 Museum of Egyptian Civilisations – international competition

1983 Continuous reconstruction of the villages in the Great Plain – 3rd prize

1982 Development plan of the Séd valley, Veszprém

1980 Rehabilitation of Tetemvár, Eger (diploma plan) – UIA international competition

1979 Music Centre – honoured

Participation in invited design competitions

2016 Museum of Etnography, Budapest

2015 New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, Budapest – 2nd prize

2014 Gate of Gerecse, Tourist Visitor Centre, Tatabánya

2011 Office building, Csörsz street, Budapest

2008 Extension of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

2004 Roman Catholic church, Győr-Kismegyer – 2nd prize, commission

2002 PPKE Department of Information Technology, Budapest – 1st prize

2001 Rehabilitation of the synagogue block, central Nagykanizsa – 1st prize

2001 Office building reconstruction, Roosevelt square, Budapest

1999 Chancel design, Church of Hungarian Saints – 1st prize

1999 Development plan of Clark Ádám square, Budapest

1997 MATÁV office building reconstruction, Budapest – 1st prize

1996 Flag of the Nation and bandstand, Szent Imre square, Csepel

1996 Újpest-Városkapu, Budapest (MÉSZ Master Course, as supervisor)

1995 National Remembrance Centre, Székesfehérvár – 3rd prize

1995 Corvin square, Budapest (MÉSZ Master Course, as supervisor)

1992 Roman Catholic church, Dunaújváros

1992 Elementary school with 16 schoolrooms, Paks – 1st prize

1988 Reconstruction of ”Várkert Kioszk”, Budapest (BME)

1986 Houses under 1-5 Tábor street, Budapest (ÁÉTV) – 2nd prize

1986 Development plan of Csillagtelep, Csepel – 5th prize

1986 Community Centre, Encs – honoured

1986 Idea contest, city of Communard – honoured

1985 Commercial buildings, The Danube Bend – 3rd prize

1985 Urban development, Edelény – 3rd prize

1985 Development plan of Szabadság square area, Gyula – 3rd prize

1984 Rehabilitation of block No. 25, District 7, Budapest

1984 Postal Museum, Tállya (admission competition, MÉSZ Master Course)

1982 Reconstruction of the Margitsziget Open-air Theatre – honoured

1982 Sports club of the hearing impaired (KÖZTI) – KISZ-prize

1981 Family homes, Vésztő (KÖZTI) – honoured

1979 Development plan of Kapisztrán square, Buda Castle (student competition)

1976 Artists’ apartments, Eger – 2nd prize

Other creative works

2016 Stick with 60 copper rivets

2011 Three pieces of furniture, BME

2010 Tile stove, Petras

2010 Plan of Iconostasis, Greek Catholic church, Kazincbarcika

2010 Kaptár (”Hive”), Pécs( with ceramic artist Márta Nagy)

2009 Tile stove, Zsolnay

2000 Martyrs of Arad memorial, Nagykanizsa (with Tamás Tarnóczky)

2000 Chancel design – Church of Hungarian Saints (with László Somogyi-Soma and Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1998 Atrium interior, MATÁV Headquarters

1998 Iconostasis, Greek Catholic church, Fehérgyarmat (with painter László Somogyi-Soma)

1997 Liturgical space and furniture design, Saint Emeric parish church in Sopron

1997 Picture stand for Blessed Virgin Mary, our Lady of Hungary, Church of Hungarian Saints (with László Somogyi-Soma)

1996 Liturgical space and furniture design, Church of Hungarian Saints

1991 Table clock IV.

1991 Professors’ Club in the Central Building of BME, interior design, furniture design

1991 Custom home furniture

1990 Kitchen furniture

1988 Table clock III.

1987 Table clock II.

1986 Seal matrix

1986 Table clock I.

1986 Transylvania (collection of 60 drawings, with Katalin Somogyi-Soma)

1983 The architecture of the villages in the Great Plain (study consisting of 55 drawings)

1980 Aviaries

Solo exhibitions

2014 Trafik Contemporary Art Association, Dabas

2009 ”RÉT”, N&N Gallery

2008 ”My Houses”, community centre, Hernád

1999 ”The altering notion of authenticity in monument protection, exhibition hall of OMH, Budapest, 1999

(simultaneously with Ferenc Török, Ferenc Csagoly, Katalin Kiss)

1977 ”Constructing Art”, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest – Town Gallery, Nyíregyháza

(simultaneously with László Somogyi-Soma, Róbert Csíkszentmihályi, Ferenc Török)

Group exhibitions

2016 KÖZÉP70 Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest

2015 New National Gallery Competition, Design terminal, Budapest

2014 1-st National Architectural Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest

2013 Intermodal Public Transport Centre of Debrecen, proposals’ display, Debrecen

2013 Mies van der Rohe Prize exhibition

2013 Széll Kálmán square design competition, Budapest Design Terminal

2012 Atrium of the Museum of Applied Arts – Architectural design competition

2012 Contemporary Portuguese and Hungarian architecture , community centre, Székelyudvarhely

2010 12 years – The architecture of Southern Transdanubia at the beginning of the 21th century, FUGA Budapest

2010 12 years – The architecture of Southern Transdanubia at the beginning of the 21th century, Pécs

2011 Knowledge Centre, Beijing Architectural Expo – UIA

2011 Knowledge Centre – Piranesi exhibition, Piran

2011 ”RÉT” at FUGA

2010 Family Houses of the V4, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Bratislava, Beirut (Lebanon)

2010 ”RÉT” at FUGA

2009 Model of the Universe – Contemporary church architecture, MODEM, Debrecen

2009 Architecture and written thought, N&N Gallery

2007 Knowledge Centre – Month of Architecture, Pécs – Gödör Klub, Budapest

2006 Közép60, Budapest Gallery

2005 Mies van der Rohe Prize exhibition

2005 2nd National Architectural Exhibition, Dorottya street, Budapest

2005 Architecture of sacral spaces at the turn of the millenium , BME main atrium

2004 Day of Hungarian Culture, ELTE

2003 National Architectural Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest

2002 Millennial Architectural Exhibition, Millenáris, Budapest

2001 Plans for the future – MATÁV Headquarters, Lovicka Centre, Warsaw

2001 Inverse city – material of the Venice Biennale, Ernst Museum, Budapest

2000 Inverse city, Venice Biennale, Italy

2000 MATÁV Headquarters – „ar+d” competition , RIBA Architecture Gallery, London

1999 Church of Hungarian Saints in Budapest , UIA Beijing congress exhibition

1998 The Budapest Archives design competition, state room of the Budapest City Hall

1997 Greek Catholic church, Kazincbarcika, Piran, Slovenia

1997 The National Theatre design competition, Budapest Congress Centre

1997 The National Theatre design competition, Vár Gallery, Budapest

1994 Architectural graphics – Chamber of Hungarian Architects, main hall

1989 ”Iskola8” Architectural exhibition, Tölgyfa Gallery, Budapest

1987 Hungarian Architectural Exhibition, Vienna

1987 Festival of young artists, Vigadó, Budapest

1986 Architectural graphics exhibition, Esztergom

 

Conference lectures

Conference of the Hungarian Concrete Association, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 18.05.2012

Symposium on library architecture, Szekszárd, 13.10.2011

MÉSZ Master Course, 30.04.2009

Bercsényi Architects’ Club, 18.04.2009

Hild-day, Győr, 17.04.2009

MOME, 21.10.2008

Kós Károly Vándoriskola, 2007

Széchenyi University, Győr, 2008

Research reports

SZPÖ (Széchenyi Professorial Scholarship), 2002

Journeys

2017 Serbia, Czech Republic, Germany

2016 Rome

2015 Brno, Prague

2014 Krakow

2013 Czech Republic

2012 Slovenia: Ljubljana

2012 Sweden, Karlskoga

2011 Transylvania

2011 Portugal: Porto-Coimbra-Braga

2008 Istria

2007 Transylvania

2006 Tuscany: Firenze-Lucca-Pisa-Siena-Volterra-Assisi-Gubbio-Arezzo

2005 Transylvania

2004 Transylvania

2000 Scepusium

1998 Germany, Switzerland: Stuttgart-Basel

1998 Istria

1997 Dalmatia

1988 Greece, Southern Dalmatia

1987 Czech Republic: Prague

1986 Mongolia, China: Ulaanbaatar-Gobi Desert-Beijing-Xian-Shanghai

1985 Greece: Athens-Peloponnesos-Crete

1985 Transylvania

1994 Istria

1982 Soviet Union: Moscow-Irkutsk-Baikal-Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand-Khiva

1981 Nigeria: Budapest-Warsaw-Brussels-Kano-Katsina-Jos-Kaduna-Amsterdam-Budapest

1979 Bulgaria: Sofia-Bachkovo-Rila-Burgas

1978 Istria

1977 Finland, Sweden: Leningrad-Helsinki-Tampere-Stockholm-Göteborg-Malmö

1976 Prague, Kutná Hora

 

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