Tackling gaps and mismatches in the field of higher education for architecture and urban planning while exploring and addressing discontinuities along the national borders in-between Romania, Hungary and Serbia

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Alexandru BELENYI

Alexandru BELENYI


Hello. This is my story.

Alexandru Belenyi is a practicing architect – co-founder of BAAB Architecture and Urban Planning and researcher at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM).
Alexandru is interested in establishing a balance and feedback loop between his design and building activity and the research undertaken within the university.
As a professional his main focus is small scale: architecture, urban planning and furniture design.
As a researcher Alexandru has been looking into the history of modern architectural education and the distinction between schools that operate as laboratories and the more rigid national higher education facilities. He has also published a book (together with two other colleagues) on the state of architectural education in Romania with reference to both the evolution of the architectural school in Bucharest and to the way the idea of a university was adopted and adapted to the Romanian context. In the long run Alexandru is interested in bringing his practice closer to an educational environment and his academic activity outside the university where the actual construction and transformation processes are taking place.

My education

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning

Doctor in Architecture

Technical University of Delft, Faculty of Architecture

Master in Architecture and Urban Planning

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning

Bachelor in Architecture

My experience

BAAB Architecture and Urbanism

Owner, Architect

University of Architecture and Urban Planning

Researcher, Teaching Assistant

Aecom Romania

Architect, Urban planner

Chora Architecture and Urbansim