About the speaker
He is from Cluj and he is not from Bucharest, as some may think while he had some national positions at the Order of Architects. So, he is an architect and well known for that, but not an engineer as some call him, sometimes. He is Romanian. He works as a partner at his firm and never worked for the City, as some say or think, while he was involved in planning commissions and architectural design competition generation and preparation. He also works for free, doing a lot of volunteering, if the cause is good. He does not work for free what others are doing for money, and he encourages fair payment for architects. He drinks coffee, lots of coffee, but also sometimes he drinks tea. He did a lot of sports and now he designs stadiums and sports halls, but not only. He draws, speaks, writes, explains and learns even when he is teaching at the university. He concentrates his efforts towards the future of humankind in relation with architecture. He tries to understand what kind of future we need and how to get there while designing buildings. He works in teams and very rarely alone. There is no fun in working solely. He is collecting lots of awards, recognition, critiques and insults, but does not keep the record. He is not young and not old. Is this possible? He feels young and old, the same time. He things we can do a much better world, even if it is not so evident by now.
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