Michal Postranecky

Architect and Smart Cities Consultant

Topic: Smart Cities, Planning Smart Cities

American and Czech architect Michal Postranecky is the founder and main principal of architectural, design and consulting studio “Michal Postranecky Architecture & Design”, represented by company Gulf Coast Green Development in Sarasota, Florida, and by GEN61 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Over the years his team of highly skilled and experienced professionals completed a number of challenging and prestigious projects in several cities in the USA, Russia and also in the Czech Republic.

Prior to establishing Postranecky Architects, Michal worked as the lead project designer at Roy Smith Architect and Morris Architects. During that period he designed several prestigious projects, for example  the high rise condominium – Planet Hollywood Towers in Las Vegas, Nevada, the mid-height condominium complex at Laughlin, Nevada, Boutique Hotel Resort Kings Castle Residence on Lanai Island, in Hawaii, Apartment Complex Lake Havasu in Lake Havasu, Arizona, Padilla Church in Las Vegas, Nevada and Medical Offices Complex at Carnegie Centrum in Henderson, Nevada to name a few.

In Czech Republic Michal designed and got built the new City Hall building complex in Votice, completed renovations of Hotel Celerin in Telc, a historical town which was registered as the world historical monument by UNESCO, Hotel U Tri Pstrosu in Prague, on “Mala Strana”, which was a complete remodelling of an existing building from the 15th century in the Historical District in Prague, in immediate proximity to Charles Bridge.

In recent years Michal, as one of recognised leading experts, has done consulting and teaching work about Inteligent buildings and in the relatively new field of design and development of Smart Cities and Industry 4.0. He writes for Wordpress blog for Smart Cities of Tomorrow where relevant cross disciplines articles and other materials related to smart city theme are published regularly.

He has participated in several round table dicussions, including recent 2nd Czech-German workshop about Industry 4.0 (and adoption of this concept on Smart Cities) in Berlin, or conference in Ostrava, Czech Republic, organized by Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic and Ministry of the Environment.

Michal strongly believes in the idea of Smart Cities which service their citizens with a more livable environment as the 21st century way to achieve sustainable development in cities around the world.