Mihály Balázs DLA, habil.
University Doctoral and Habilitation Council
Doctoral School
University Doctoral and Habilitation Council

Mihály Balázs is an architect and university professor at the University of Technology, where he has significant creative and teaching experience. He also has a wealth of experience in leading the Doctoral School of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Fields of education
architectural design
Fields of research
culture and architecture


He graduated as an architect from the University of Technology in 1980, after which he began his career as a designer and teacher. He designed several important public buildings, most of which are cultural, educational and sacral in purpose. His works have been widely published in Hungarian and international publications. In 2006, an extensive monograph about his life was published, edited by Krisztina Somogyi. He has supervised about 200 diploma projects, and several successful Scientific Students’ Association entries. Ten of his doctoral students have obtained their degrees.
He is an external member at the MOME Doctoral School. He has supported the Council's work for years with his experience as head of the Department of Public Building Design and the Doctoral School of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg. His work has been recognised with the Ybl Prize, the Kossuth Prize and the Prima Primissima Prize, among others. He is the only architect to have been awarded the Saint Athanasius Prize. He is also an honorary citizen of his home village of Hernád. 

Awards, recognition

Kossuth Prize 2009

Prima Primissima Prize 2010

Member of the European
Network of
Higher Education Institutions
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