Studies for Chief Architects - BMEEPUIM2V2


    Person in charge at the department: Kornélia Kissfazekas, PhD
    Lecturers: Kornélia Kissfazekas, PhD- Annamária Orbán, PhD
    Hours per week:

    In the first, policy part of the course we introduce the students into the theoretical basics of politics,

    political-governmental decision making, as well as into the socio-political and institutional framework

    of sustainable local/urban development. We will examine the economic, political-governmental,

    institutional and cultural factors, their effect on local decision making, relations between the various

    levels of territorial/regional levels as well as examine the most important policy areas in EU context.


    Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we have to hold online classes this semester.

    Next Wednesday (September 9th), we will have a Teams meeting which starts at 10 am and lasts until 5 pm. We will have a smaller break around 12:00 and a lunch break between 2 pm and 3 pm. There will be classwork (online search), so please have a laptop available.

    However, we consider it important to have a personal meeting and get to know the planning location (Komárom town). That’s why we’re going on a bus trip next week (September 16th). Please set aside the entire day for the program.


    The Teams-title and the link of the subject:

    URB / 20_21 / Studies for Chief of Architects (BMEEPUIM2V2)



    If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us!

    Kornélia KISSFAZEKAS, Annamária ORBÁN, Nelli LOSONCZY

    Autumn 2020

    (Wendesday / 10:00 – ~ 18:00)


    Due to University ordinations related to COVID-19 pandemic situation, we reserve the right to change the program.

    09 Sept

    Introductory Lecture (BME)

    1.    Mutual introduction (10.00)

    2.    Subject structure, semester schedule

    3.    Lectures: roles in shaping cities

    ·       chief architect – Kornélia Kissfazekas PhD

    ·       planner and coordinator – Anna Losonczy

    ·       NGO, professional NGO – Annamária Orbán PhD

    4.    Independent class work (~12.15-14:00)

    Introduction of 3 “good places” from own city / country of origin


    lunch break (14:00-15:00)


    5.    Presentation of class work (15:00 - ~16:00)

    6.   Class collecting work about Komárom (~16:00 – ~17:00)

    7.   Discussion and presentation of class work (17.00-

    16 Sept

    Study trip to Komárom (all day, departure from BME)

    23 Sept

    No class

    Homework: the function of “chief architect” in their own country (does it exist? how is it called? role? main task? evaluation)

    30 Sept

    1. 12.15-13.45    Homework presentation: “chief architects” worldwide 


    2. 14.00-15.00    Urban activity of NGOs (Eszter Dávida KÉK Contemporary Architecture Center

    3. 15.00-16.00    Discussion of Komárom experiences            

    4. 16.00-16.30    Regulatory and development plans, design manuals, etc. as tools of forming cities (lecture)         

    5. 16.30-17.30    Class work:   Urban plans, in particular, the ones that affect the urban quality

    6. 17.30-18.30   Presentation of class work

    07 Oct

    Study trip to Budakalász

    Lecture: The chief architect working for a city – Kinga Kálmán (chief architect)

    14 Oct

    Closing presentation

    1. Strengths – Summarizing existing possibilities / What is the way it works now? / -

    1.a. Personal experiences - Impressions from the study trip

    1.b. Literature based on public materials and available information

    1.c. The city brand and the international presence


    2. Opportunities - Guide / Anything that could work, but missing or incomplete now

    2.a. Improvement of online presence (website, net, applications, and other information materials)

    2.b. Montage – The vision of the future

    2.c. Material urban elements (functional capabilities, unused space possibilities) - recommendations, good examples

    27 Oct

    Deadline of study submission

    1. Strengths – Summarizing existing possibilities- research study (circa 10.000-character description, max. 10 photos)

    2. Opportunities - Guide / Study (circa 5.000-character description and graphic elements)