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Kropac Architects Inc. (KAI) is a multidisciplinary studio
of Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac and their collaborators based in New York and Prague.

 

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. Martin is currently working in New York at Steven Holl Architects and teaching 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

 

COLLABORATORS

Assunta Di Iorio
Assunta Di Iorio

Assunta is studying Master degree in Architecture and Sustainable design at Politecnico of Turin. Assunta is from the island of Ischia, Italy. Growing up seemingly isolated from the mainland she developed unique approach to thinking about architecture. She focuses on cultural, economic and social aspects of design. She brings added value to her projects by profound concern with space and time.

Tiziana Donadio
Tiziana Donadio

Tiziana is studying Master degree in Architecture and Sustainable design at Politecnico of Turin. Growing up in the region of Basilicata (Southern Italy) the pristine nature she was surrounded by made her think deeply about the importance of sustainable contemporary living. Her work mainly reflects natural processes and harmony between nature and the man-made. She is also interested in industrial design.

Tullio Polisi
Tullio Polisi
Tullio is a Sicilian architect and engineer from Palermo. Despite his young age, he has already traveled quite a bit and visited many milestone and contemporary examples of great architecture from which he drives inspiration in his everyday work. He enjoys challenges of the architectural profession and is always eager to learn new tools and techniques to move forward. He is also looking to extend his experience and expertise and is preparing for a post-professional study abroad.
Davide Caneo
Davide Caneo
Coming from the Italian island of Sardinia, Davide temporarily traded the beach for the experience on the mainland. But he never forgot the beauty and intensity of the Sardinian Sun. In his work, Davide masterfully combines the traditional arts and crafts of our old masters with the latest digital instruments to achieve extraordinary and unexpected results. He is easy going yet with his patience and pertinent attention to detail, he constantly contributes to critical discussion in the studio.
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.
Beatriz García Lapaz
Beatriz García Lapaz
Beatriz is an architect and a dancer. She was born in Albacete – the city of active life, joy and party – which has had a profound impact on how she thinks about architecture. She studied at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid /ETSAM/, among others in the studio of Alberto Campo Baeza. In her work, Beatriz believes that architecture is a stage for everyday life, a platform for things to happen. Life’s a dance.
Karolina Hahn
Karolina Hahn
Karolina grew up in Stuttgart, Germany where she studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart. However, Karolina is of Czech origins, which she came back to further discover while also getting her architectural experience in Prague. She likes to make architectural models, hand-made. She also likes to cook. And to discuss cooking with friends. Cooking, like architecture is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.
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.
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.
Filippo Centonze
Filippo Centonze
Filippo is an architect from Italian city Altamura. Before becoming architect, he worked as a successful surveyor and real estate agent. However, upon the revelation of his great design talent, he had no choice but to follow the difficult and unforgiving path to become architect. This has led him to Bari, Valencia, Coimbra and now Prague, which is by the way his favorite spot, also because of the Czech bread that reminds him Pane di Altamura - his lifetime favorite!