Peter Stec

The architectural work of Peter Stec builds on previous experience at Eisenman Architects, OMA, and Herzog & de Meuron. Among other projects, his firm recently won and completed a boarding school master plan and placed in other urban competitions. The practice is interlaced with academic research, such as a recently completed Fulbright Advanced Research Fellowship at Rice University and previous studios at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Slovakia. A continuing thread in these works is an exploration of process as an architectural medium through interactive spatial installations, animated and evolutionary design, dynamic urban planning, and the representation of design memory.

Stec holds a diploma from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and a master's degree in architecture from Princeton University.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 5113 Core Design Studio III: DigitalFocus on relational and ecological design thinking through interpretive, analytical, programmatic and generative uses of digital media. Emphasis on context, nonstandard architectonics and systems in the design of a mid-scale building.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Leaf Academy International Competition, first prize (2014)
  • Fulbright Advanced Research Grant  (2013)
  • Europan 11, punner-up (2011)
  • Princeton University Academic Fellowship (2004)
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Post-graduate Studies (2003)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • "2 x 100 mil. m2," 14th Architecture Biennale, CS Pavilion, Venice (with AFAD) (2014) 
  • "Insiders and Outsiders," Experimental Architecture Biennale. Fragner Gallery, Prague (2013)
  • "Asking Architecture," 13th Architecture Biennale. CS Pavilion, Venice (2012)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Dynamic Models of Cities," Era21 05, p. 16-19 (2011)
  • "Light Match," Compact City, edited by Jakub Kopec and Szymon Rozwałka, p. 12–27. Brno: 4AM (2011)
  • "Formal Process," In Time and Space, edited by Ivan Jančár, p. 26–29. Bratislava: Gallery of the City of Bratislava (2010)