Brief CV in points

1949 Born in Prague, Czech Republic

1964-1968 Study of Furniture Design at the School of Arts and Crafts in Prague

1968 Moved to Germany

1969-1974 Studied Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Hamburg

1973 Started study of Philosophy at the technical University in Stuttgart

1977-1979 Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Industrial design at the University of Hannover

1979 Doctorate Degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Delft

1979-1983 Lector of design-theory at the University of Essen

1983 Moved to the Netherlands and opened Architecture & Design Studio in Amsterdam

1990-1998 Appointed as Professor Architecture at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts

1990-2003 Court Architect of the Prague Castle named by Václav Havel, president of former Czechoslovakia, later Czech Republic

1998 Appointed as Professor of Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria

2005-2012 Appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic

Main professional awards

1983 Honourable Mention for the German Architecture Price” for design of the family house in Hamburg, Germany

1989 Awarded the Dutch Kho Liang le Prize” for Design, the Netherlands

1991 Awarded La Croix Chevalier dans lordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government

1993 Awarded the „Prince Bernhard Fonds Prize for Architecture and Applied Arts, the Netherlands

2005 Awarded „Talent De L´Originalite” - Le Sommet du Luxe et de la Creation