Ing. arch. Josef Pleskot
He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture. For three years he devoted himself to teaching and research activities. Then he worked until 1990 at the Regional Design Institute in Prague. In 1991 he founded the AP studio, which specializes in designing initial urban and architectural concepts and the subsequent realization of buildings in a wide range of typological kinds. The most important realizations include: 2008 - the Sonberk Winery Building in Popice, 2007 - the CSOB (Czechoslovak Commercial Bank) headquarters in Prague (the main award at the Grand Prix of the Society of Czech Architects 2008, the Building of the Year 2007, a gold LEED certificate), 2006 - Reconstruction of the Castle Brewery in Litomyšl, 2003 - Natural Path in Jelení příkop (Dear Moat) and the passage through the mound of the Powder Bridge in the Prague Castle grounds (Brick Award 2004), 2002 - Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Munich (Honorable Mention in the Piranesi Award competition 2004), 1995 - Town Hall in Benešov (the main award at the Grand Prix of the Society of Czech Architects 1995).
Comprehensive Exhibitions: 2007-2008: Zdeněk Sklenář Gallery in Prague - House of Arts of the city of Brno- Czech Center in Vienna, 1998-2001: J. Fragner Gallery in Prague - Benešov - Ostrava - Cheb - Bratislava - Hradec Králové - České Budějovice.
Ing. arch. Vlastimil Bichler
He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture and Structural Engineering, the Brno University of Technology, postgraduate studies - majoring in the landscape planning. In 1958-1990 he worked in Stavoprojekt in Ostrava as a designer, later as a chief designer, and chief designer specialist. In 1997 he worked at the Department of the Chief Architect of the City of Ostrava as the chief architect of the city and as the head of the Department of the Chief Architect of the town council of the city of Ostrava. Since 1998 he has been working in the Design Office in Frýdek-Místek under the trade name Ing. arch. Vlastimil Bichler.
Ing. arch. Zdeněk Fránek
He graduated from the Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. In 1989 he founded the company - Fránek Architects & Associates. In 1994-96 he was an external lecturer at the Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. Since 2006 has been the head of the studio at the Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Architecture. Held exhibitions: Boskovice, Blansko, Zlín, Pelhřimov. He publishes in Czech and foreign journals.
Implemented projects: the Interior of the U Zámečku restaurant in Blansko /2006/, the Eucon Multifunctional Building in Prague /2005/, the Congress Hall in Žďár nad Sázavou /2005/, a Family House on Červený kopec (Red Hill) in Brno /2005/, the House with a Studio at Kamenná in Brno /2005/, The House with a Ladder in the Moravian Karst /2005/, a Family House in Tábor /2005/, the Concrete House in Prague /2005/, the Gymnasium of a basic school in Jaroměřice near Jevíčko /2004/, a Family House pod Chocholou in Brno /2004/ and others.
Awards and recognition: 1992 Winner of FOR ARCH, 2006 Archiweb Price, 2006 winner of the Czech Interior, 2006 nomination for the Award of the Club for Old Prague, 2006 finalist at the Grand Prix, 2006 finalist of the New Home.
Ing. arch. Ivo Koukol
Until 1990 a designing architect, 1990-1992 Office of the President of the Czech Republic, 1993-2001 the director of the Prague Castle Administration, from 2001 his own office dedicated to the processing of concepts of investment projects and their management.
Mgr. Cyril Říha, Ph.D.
He graduated from the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. He works as a researcher at the Center for Theoretical Studies (CTS) of Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague. He is also an assistant professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague for the fields of the aesthetics and art theory, with an overlap in the current architecture. He is also a vice-dean for science and research at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague.
He writes and translates for professional journals. Since 2006 he has been a member of the editorial board of the Era21 magazine and a member of the departmental board for doctoral studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since 2009 he has been a member of the group ensuring the dramaturgy of the Pecha Kucha Nights, Prague.
The main professional focus: urban studies, theory of contemporary architecture, theory of complex systems.
doc. akad. arch. Imro Vaško
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where he studied architecture with prof. Dušan Kuzma. In 1993-1999 he was the vice-rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where since 2004 he has been the head of the Department of Architectural Design. He was a member of the juries of international competitions, lectured, was a visiting professor and critic at foreign universities, organized and co-organized student workshops, as well as international architectural meetings. The author's studio of Imro Vaško, IVA (Institute of Visionary Architecture) deals with conceptual architectural and urban projects (Kollárovo náměstí /square/, the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and multipurpose buildings for Žilina).
Separately he exhibited the landscape project at the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague, at the Povážská Art Gallery in Žilina, Čadca and in Bratislava (2000-2001). He participated in international exhibitions (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Venice, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Vienna).
Ing. arch. Adam Gebrian
Architect, critic, theorist and promoter of architecture. He graduated from the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec (2006), and thanks to the Fulbright scholarship also from the SCIFA postgraduate program at the Southern California Institute for Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles (2008). He lived, studied and worked in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Prague, Paris, London and Los Angeles. He published a collection of lectures, 29+3, and co-founded the server about architecture, archit.cz (2005). He is a member of the editorial board of the Era21 magazine, to which he regularly contributes. He participates in the organization of the Pecha Kucha Nights in Prague. He exhibited his project for Dubai at the 11th Biennale in Venice (2008). Since 2009 he has been the moderator of his own show called "Demolition" on Radio Wave, and is the head of the architectural studio at the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec.
Ing. Petr Kajnar
He graduated from the Brno University of Technology, majoring in technical cybernetics. He graduated from the MBA course for executive management in France.
He worked at Severomoravská energetika (Northern Moravian Energetic Corp.), he was the Director of the Military Repair Company. In addition, he worked as Deputy Director of the Ostrava Waterworks and Sewerage, and also as the developer in the Research and Development Institute of the Building Constructions. From 2002 to 2006 he was the Deputy Mayor of the city of Ostrava for investment. On November 8, 2006 he was elected the mayor of the city.
Mgr. Lubomír Pospíšil
He graduated from the University of Ostrava, Pedagogical Faculty, majoring in pedagogy. He worked as the director of an elementary school in Ostrava-Poruba and a secondary school in Opava. He was then appointed the deputy director of the Regional Educational Center and in 1998 he was elected to the position of the Poruba deputy mayor. On November 8, 2006 he was elected the deputy mayor of the statutory city of Ostrava.
Ing. Zdeněk Trejbal, Ph.D.
Since 1982 he worked in the OKD company in many operational positions, and finally as the head of the factory - the factory mine. In 1998-2006 he was the deputy mayor of the municipal district of Poruba. On November 8, 2006 he was elected the deputy mayor of the statutory city of Ostrava.
.Ing. arch. Cyril Vltavský
He graduated from the Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, majoring in urbanism and regional planning. In 1987-2004 he worked for the department of the chief architect of the city of Ostrava, since 1992 he worked at the town council of the city of Ostrava for the department of the chief architect as a sectional architect, between 2004-2005 he worked at the same department as the department head for regional planning, and from July 1, 2005 as the head of the department of the chief architect.
Ing. arch. Ján Stempel
He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. In 1984-1991 he worked in the SIAL studio in Liberec. In the years 1991-2004 he was the co-owner of the A.D.N.S. architectural office in Prague. He participated in many projects of new buildings and renovations at home and abroad. Currently he is working in his own architectural office, Stempel & Tesar, teaches at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture. He publishes and lectures. He is a member of the editorial board of the ARCH and Stavba a Kámen (Construction and Stone) magazines.
prof. Ing. Vítězslav Kuta, CSc.
He graduated from the Military Technical Academy in Brno, majoring in Civil Engineering. In practice he primarily devoted himself to investment-engineering activities, whether for housing or medical building. He prepared the complete reconstruction and completion of the Municipal Hospital in Ostrava-Fifejdy. For almost ten years he worked as a researcher in the fields of urbanism and regional planning and investment processes at the Research Institute for the Development of Regions and Cities in Ostrava. Since 1993 he devoted himself to teaching activities at the VSB - TU in Ostrava. In 1993-94 he constituted under the Institute of Civil Engineering and Geotechnics of this school the "urban architecture" profile. In 1996 when the Faculty of Civil Engineering was founded, the profile expanded into a separate field of study - "Urban Engineering and Architecture", mainly teaching urbanism, regional planning, technical infrastructure and investment processes. Aside from the foundation of the faculty of civil engineering, he also had merit in the establishment and formation of the Department of Urban Engineering and Civil Engineering, at the time and now the single department of its kind at Czech and Slovak universities. During his working at VSB - Technical University in Ostrava he held the positions of the head of department, departmental board member, a member of the Academic Senate, a member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Scientific Board of the VSB - Technical University. He has been working at the Faculty of Civil Engineering as a guarantor of the municipal engineering field of study to date.
Ing. Dalibor Madej
In 1985 he graduated from the VSB - Technical University in Ostrava, majoring in the Construction of Mines and Geotechnics.
Until 1990 he worked as the deputy section head at VOKD Ostrava. From 1990 to 1994 he was the section head of the JCI-RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES in South Africa. After returning to the Czech Republic he worked until 2006 as a self-employed in real estate. On November 8, 2006 he was elected the deputy mayor of the statutory city of Ostrava.
Ing. arch. Jan Sedlák
He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture in 1977. Today he works at the faculty as a lecturer and is the head of a studio at the Department of Architectural Design there. In his numerous land-use planning documents he processed in particular the urbanism of historical towns and villages, his designs and implementations also focused primarily on the historical parts of towns. For many years he has been working on urban tasks for Prague, in particular on its conservation area and the neighborhoods of the late 19th century. His methodological activity in the field of monument preservation is mainly related to the protection of historical urban and rural areas, or their public spaces.