The Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art obtained accreditation for the Bachelor's and follow-up Master’s programme Environmental Design for Architecture, whose guarantor will be Professor Zdeněk Fránek. The admission procedure will take place in August.
As the name
of the programme suggests, the study focuses on design and architecture and
emphasizes the relationship between humans and nature. Harmony, respect and sustainability of our
relations with the environment play an essential role in all areas of human
activities, including culture, industry, science, education, housing, sports,
recreation and gastronomy. Students will seek and express these
qualities through the means of design and architecture. They will focus on
current trends and market requirements, as the touchstone of noble visions is
their commercial use.
"Interdisciplinary creation of sustainable
design will focus on topics such as landscape ecology, plant ecology,
biodiversity, protection of night darkness, environmental sociology and more.
Students should be able to effectively collaborate with architects, urban
planners, biologists, botanists, sociologists, philosophers and others who,
through their scientific activities, can influence the design of the
environment they create. Graduates become valid members of international teams
and will exchange experience and results of their work with their
colleagues," explains architect and head of the
programme, Zdeněk Fránek, who won the prestigious Architect of the Year 2020
award for his extraordinary contribution to architecture over the past five
Applicants for the Bachelor's and follow-up
Master's programme Environmental Design can submit their applications by 16
August 2021 by 12 p.m. The conditions of the admission procedure and the requirements for
the portfolio can be found on the official board of the Faculty in the section
Admission Procedure. The Faculty webpage can be found here: www.fdu.zcu.cz .
Professor Zdeněk Fránek has been working at the
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art since October 2019, teaching an
optional course as part of a follow-up Master's degree. Students worked on projects
such as Mobile Home, Park on the Campus
of the University of West Bohemia or
The City of the Future, which was exhibited at Designblok 2020 in Prague.
Currently, students of this course are preparing a campaign against tree
felling, which will be presented at the famous summer film and music festival Slavonice Fest in early August.
Prof. Ing. Arch. Zdeněk Fránek (born 1961)
and educator, born in Boskovice
graduating from the Faculty of Architecture of Brno University of Technology,
Professor Fránek worked at the Chief Architect's Office in Blansko and founded
the company Fránek Architects in 1989. He is currently engaged in designing,
publishing and teaching activities in the Czech Republic and abroad.
to 2018, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture at the
Technical University of Liberec.
organized a number of exhibitions, including
Perspectives in the Jaroslav Frágner Gallery in Prague in 2007, Interior of Architecture in the House
of Arts of the City of Brno in 2011-2012, an exhibition at the CCC Gallery in
Beijing in 2012, Measure&Scale in
the Jaroslav Frágner Gallery in Prague in 2016, Mental Relief in the House of Arts in České Budějovice in 2019 and Figures in the Ladislav Sutnar Gallery
in Pilsen in 2020.
given various lectures at foreign universities, such as in Ghent, Utrecht,
Hildesheim, New Delhi, Beijing, Santiago de Chile, Beijing, Mexico City, New
Orleans, Vienna and others.