Csaba Kovács habil.
university professor, institute director
Institute of Architecture
institute director
Architecture BA
university professor

Csaba graduated from Budapest Technical University as an architect, and then got a degree in interior and furniture design at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts. He also studied at MOME Doctoral School. He started teaching at MOME after working as an architect for several decades and is currently a habilitated associate professor and Director of the Institute of Architecture.

Fields of education
architectural design
Fields of research
reuse architecture
tradition and innovation


Memberships in professional organisations:
1993 -  Member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists
1990 -  Member of the Association of Hungarian Architects
2016 -  Member of the Board of the Association of Hungarian Architects
1990 -  Member of the Chamber of Budapest Architects

Education, design practice and teaching practice:
2022  MOME, University Lecturer Tender
2021 MOME, Habilitation - “Found object - Opportunities for utilising the constructions of the past in contemporary architecture”
2017 -  Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Institute of Architecture - appointed as director
2012 -  Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Institute of Architecture - lecturer
2009 -  NART Építész Műterem Kft. (NARTARCHITECTS)
Founder, managing director, lead architect, interior designer
2003 - 2006 DLA Programme of the Doctoral School of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
1995 - 2009 Art Front Építész, Belsőépítész Műterem Kft. (Art Front Architectural and Interior Design Studio)
Founder, managing director, architect, interior designer
1994 - 1995 TEAM 4 Architecten (Groningen, The Netherlands) architect
1993  Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts (MIF), degree in Product Design with Interior Design and Environmental Product Design specialisation
1992  Minerva Art Academy (The Netherlands) studies in interior design
1989 - 1995 Private designer (architectural, interior design and engineering assignments)
1986 - 1989 Otthonterv BLV leányvállalat (Architectural Office) architect
1986  Technical University of Budapest, degree in Architecture


Awards, recognition

HOUSE OF THE YEAR Special Aesthetics Award, 2017

American Architecture Prize GOLD grade, 2016

Media Architecture Award, 2016

Pro Architectura Award 2012

Media Architecture Award, 2015

Pro Architectura Award, 2012

House of the Year Award, 2012

Ferenc Reitter Award, 2010

House of the Year Award, 2000

Member of the European
Network of
Higher Education Institutions
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