Petr Franta

Born in Prague September 19, 1948, he studied at the Faculty of Architecture CVUT (Czech Technical University in Prague) between 1966-1972, finishing with the diploma of Ing.Arch. After graduation he worked for five years at the Atelier ETA (Office of Development of the Capital City of Prague). Starting in 1977, he lived in Montréal, Canada, where his diploma was recognized and evaluated as the equivalent of Master of Architecture. He began working at De Nova Associates in Montreal as designer of exhibition and interior projects, later collaborating with various architects on individual projects. In 1979 he fulfilled the requirements for admission to the Order of Architects of Québec, and after completing the required local practical experience, he received a professional licence in 1981. He joined the firm Fiset, Miller, Vinois Architects in 1982, where he worked as design architect until 1985. The same year he was associated with a New York architect and formed Roberto Brambilla & Petr Franta, Architects and Planners, becoming registered in the state of New York in 1989. With the Montréal architect James Ogden, he founded the firm Ogden Franta Architects in 1986, a partnership which lasted until 1993. In the second half of the nineteen-eighties, he collaborated with the sculptor Magdalena Jetelová on monumental sculptures for public locations and museums. He became a member of the Architekten Kammer Nord Rhein Westfalen in Düsseldorf in 1990, at which time he returned to Prague and joined with Michal Brix to form the architectural atelier Brix & Franta Architects & Assoc., Ltd. in 1991. This partnership was dissolved in 1997, when he formed the studio Petr Franta Architects & Assoc., Ltd. He is a member of the Association of Czech Architects, since 1993, of the Czech Chamber of Architects, and, since 2004 of the Slovak Chamber of Architects.


Faculty of Architecture, ČVUT (Czech Technical University of Prague)

Diploma of Ing.arch. - 1972


▪ member of Czech Chamber of Architects

▪ member of Slovak Chamber of Architects

▪ member of Ordre des Architectes du Québec, Canada

▪ registration in New York State, U.S.A.

▪ registration—Architekten Kammer, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Proffesional experience:

PETR FRANTA ARCHITECTS & ASSOC., s.r.o., Prague, since 1998

BRIX & FRANTA ARCHITEKTI s.r.o., Prague, 1991/1997

Ogden-Franta Architects, Montreal, 1986/1991

Roberto Brambilla & Petr Franta, Architects & Planners, 1985/1986

Fiset Miller Vinois Architects, 1982/1985

De Nova Associates, Montreal, 1977/1982

Atelier ETA, Prague, 1972/1977