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Architecture Acts is a multidisciplinary and award-winning platform for Art and Architecture based in Prague. Founded and directed by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac, Architecture Acts is an open-ended dialogue and rigorous exploration of the field with international team of talented collaborators, current and past.

Both Hana and Martin have extensive experience working as architects in renowned architectural firms in Madrid, Los Angeles and New York.

Currently the office is working on multitude of projects ranging from exhibition design, residential and cultural projects, workshops, lectures to urban plans and large-scale developments.

 

Hana Petrik studied Design Theory at University of Liechtenstein in the studio of Xavier Calderon. She has been a visiting scholar at UDK Berlin in the studio of Weil Arets. Her architectural endeavors began at Czech Technical University in Prague and continued at Kansas State University. Hana has worked as an architect in Aspen, Los Angeles and New York.

  • MSc Arch (Master of Science in Architecture)
    University of Liechtenstein
    Universität der Künste Berlin
  • BArch (Bachelor of Architecture)
    Kansas State University

Martin Kropac received his postgraduate degree in architecture at Columbia University in New York after studying architecture at Kansas State University and Czech Technical University in Prague. He has studied and worked in the studio of Alberto Campo Baeza in Madrid. He is the winner of the ABF Young Architect Award 2009 as well as several scholarships including a Columbia research grant to study modern Brazilian architecture of João Batista Vilanova Artigas. After graduation from GSAPP, Martin worked in New York at Steven Holl Architects and taught studio and various courses at the School of Architecture and Design NYIT. He is a licensed architect in the Czech Republic and a doctoral candidate at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

  • PhD candidate at UMPRUM in Prague
  • MSAAD (Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design)
    GSAPP Columbia University in New York
  • Ing. arch. (Master of Architecture)
    Czech Technical University in Prague
  • BArch (Bachelor of Architecture)
    Kansas State University
  • ČKA 04232
    Registered architect

 

CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS

Klara Zugarova
Klara Zugarova
Klara holds master degree in architecture from the Czech Technical University and from Lund University. Her focus, precision and architectural rigor makes her a great asset in various office projects ranging from competitions to construction details. She likes weird looking coffee mugs.
David Lasek
David Lasek
David joins the team in the midst of his spring semester at the Faculty of Architecture in Prague. He comes from a great Czech town Litomysl, the birthplace of classical composer Bedrich Smetana, whose influence on David's sense for composition is a self evident quality that he brings in the creative process.
Hana Hucikova
Hana Hucikova
Hana is a young architect and freelancer with long working and academic experience in Czech republic and abroad. In the studio she is an essential collaborator and contributor, helping dreams come true, projects done right and ideas built. She does not usually wear glasses, she is very smart naturally.
Beo Albert
Beo Albert
Throughout the beginnings of his creative endeavors, Beo Albert constantly changes and improves his artistic expression. Never settle. Every day is an opportunity to see the world differently and explore new parts of it. Thrust for life. More is more.
He is currently consulting all kindergarten projects in the office.
Luisa Anna
Luisa Anna
Luisa is by far the youngest member of the team. She started with first sketches and contributed to the studio discussions before her first birthday. Now she is an established and vocal member of the ensemble, joining regularly studio reviews and critiques. She is a big fan of post-modern architecture.
Marianna Antoniadou
Marianna Antoniadou
Marianna comes from the legendary Pelion peninsula in Greece. She studied architecture in Volos that she traded for a rather cold winter in Prague. That however, did not discourage her to continue and even extend her stay in our office!
Alessia Capone
Alessia Capone
Alessia is a 3D printing expert and architect from the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design Luigi Vanvitelli in Italy.

PAST COLLABORATORS

Assunta Di Iorio
Assunta Di Iorio
Tiziana Donadio
Tiziana Donadio
Tullio Polisi
Tullio Polisi
Davide Caneo
Davide Caneo
Beatriz García Lapaz
Beatriz García Lapaz
Karolina Hahn
Karolina Hahn
Filippo Centonze
Filippo Centonze
Tiziana Tasca
Tiziana Tasca
Domenico Busa
Domenico Busa
Martina Zvonarova
Martina Zvonarova