Antal Puhl (1950-2023)

Born on 30 October 1950 in Dunabogdány.

He graduated from the Móricz Zsigmond High School in Szentendre in 1969. In 1975 he graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Department of Public Building Design. He started his career as an architect at KÖZTI and IPARTERV, then he was an adjunct professor at the Department of Public Building Design of BME between 1977 and 1987.

From 1987 to 1991, he worked at Lakóterv, the studio of József Finta, and between 1991 and 1992 in his own studio at Lakóterv. In 1992, he established his own design studio in Szentendre, which has been co-owned with Péter Dajka since 2010.

In 1993, he was awarded the title of honorary associate professor; in 1999, he obtained a DLA degree and in 2009 he was appointed professor.

Between 2010 and 2016, he was Head of Department of Architecture at the University of Debrecen, Faculty of Engineering. In November 2020, he was awarded the title of professor emeritus.

In 2015, he obtained an MA degree in Aesthetics at the DE Institute of Philosophy, where he continued his studies as a PhD student.

He was a member of the Association of Hungarian Architects, the Hungarian Chamber of Architects and the Hungarian Philosophical Society. He was a full member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Art and an honorary member of the Czech Association of Architects.


Major projects

1981 - Social building of the Stonecutter's Company, Süttő

1987 - Enchanted Castle, Amusement Park, Budapest, with Ferenc Török

1989 - Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest, Erzsébet tér, with József Finta

1992 - K&H Bank, Oktogon, Budapest, with Anikó Havas

1993 - K&H Bank, Váci u., Budapest, with Anikó Havas, Márta Varga

1993 - Zwack Unicum offices, Budapest, with Ferenc Szekér, Krisztina Torday

1993 - Terra Mall, Budapest, with Ferenc Szekér

1994 - Bernard Florentin watchmaker’s, Budapest

1995 - Hotel Korona, Nyíregyháza

1995 - Anno Café and Restaurant, Budapest

1995 - Brokerage office, Budapest, with Álmos Dömötör

1997 - CIB Bank, Andrássy út, Budapest

2001 - MOM Park Offices, Budapest, with Balázs Marián

2001 - MOM Park Multifunctional Centre, Budapest, with Péter Dajka, Ákos Dobrányi

2003 - Anjou residence, Budapest, with Ákos Dobrányi, Balázs Marián

2005 - 40 units apartment building, Kazinczy u.13. Budapest, with Péter Dajka

2005 - Student Dormitory, Sopron, with Péter Dajka

2006 - 90 units apartment building, Kazinczy u.9. Budapest, with Ákos Dobrányi

2006 - BDF Knowledge Centre, Szombathely, with Péter Dajka

2007 - ÉMI Industrial Park Offices, Szentendre, with Péter Dajka

2008 - EJF Student Dormitory, Baja, with Péter Dajka

2008 - EJF Centre Library, Baja, with Péter Dajka

2008 - Renovation of the Old Artists' Centre, Szentendre, with Péter Dajka

2011 - TEVA Pharmaceutical Factory, Sterile Centre, Gödöllő, with Péter Dajka

2015 - Conversion of the South Klotild Palace into a luxury hotel, Budapest, with Péter Dajka

2016 - Waterpolo and swimming centre, Eger, with Péter Dajka, Anna Rátkai

2017 - Marina Life, 412 units apartment building, Budapest, with Péter Dajka, Katalin Füzesi

2020 - Blue House, Szentendre, with Katalin Füzesi, Henriett Rácz

2021 - Extension of the Faculty of Technology, University of Debrecen

2022 - Tribe Hotel, Budapest

2022 - Holiday home, Velence

2023 - Marina City, 3x167-unit apartment building, Budapest

Honours and awards

1975 - Diploma prize

1993 - Ybl Miklós prize

1998 - Residental House of the Year

1998 - Residental House of the Year, Sofa Rt. prize

2000 - House of the Year, Special prize of the Municipality of Budapest

2002 - Pro Architectura Award

2005 - Pest County Architectural Award

2008 - Pest County Architectural Award

2013 - Media Architecture Award - Special Award for Sustainable Architecture

2013 - PREFA Sheet metal roofing in architecture - Special Award

2014 - Publication Award of the Faculty of Technology, University of Debrecen

2015 - Antal Wéber Prize

2016 - Recognition of the Dean of the Faculty of Technology of the University of Debrecen for teaching

2016 - Certificate of recognition from the Rector of the University of Debrecen for education



1981 - Exhibition of young architects, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

1987 - Exhibition of young architects, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest

1993 - House of Hungarian Culture, Prague

1994 - Tölgyfa Gallery, Budapest

1996 - Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen

1997 - Pest County Cultural Centre, Architects of Szentendre

2004 - KFA Gallery, Bratislava

2004 - House of Hungarian Culture, Prague

2005 - Galerie Archtecktury, Brno

2006 - Architects of Pest County, Budapest

2010 - Kós Károly house, lifework exhibition with Péter Dajka

2011 - University of Szeged, lifework exhibition

2013 - Exhibition of architects from Szentendre, Ferenczy Museum Gallery

2014 - Hradjin, V4 Famous villas exhibition, Prague




Puhl & Dajka Architect Studio Ltd.

H-2000 Szentendre, Bartók B.u.24.

Tel.: +36-26-301-247, +36-26-301-248