Topic: Design Assignment Work
Milan Svatek has 35 years of international experience as architect, land developer and building project manager. He studied the history of art and architecture (receiving BA diploma) and architecture & urban design studies (B Arch diploma) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. History studies included courses in Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, Italy.
Milan began a career with the famous Canadian architect Arthur Erickson in Vancouver and Toronto offices, designing luxury homes, embassies, university buildings and art galleries. Jobs with other prestigious Canadian and British architecture firms followed, successively based in Toronto, Prague, Abu Dhabi and most recently in Beijing, China (2011 – 2015). From 2000 to 2006 Milan worked in Prague as the Technical Director with land developer ORCO Group, managing a program to open new hotels in Budapest, Warsaw, and Bratislava. Milan gradually aimed to specialize in design, project management and development of commercial buildings like office parks, residential complexes, shopping malls and hotels.
In 2014 he joined the Hong Kong and Berlin-based architecture company Urbanlogic Ltd. as the Project Director, working amongst others on “Sichuan Art Factory and Innovation Centre” in Chengdu, which won the prestigious American Architecture Prize for 2016. While based in Beijing Milan was a regular participant at the annual Conference on “Architecture and Urban Culture” at the Beijing School of Engineering and Architecture, presenting topics on the history of Prague architecture.