Levente Szabó DLA _2

Levente Szabó DLA
Professor, head of the department


field of research

architecture and memory, architectural criticism, contemporary Hungarian architecture


2004–2006 Postgraduation Master School of Association of Hungarian Architects
2001–2004 Doctoral School of Architecture
1996–1999 BME Faculty of Architecture, MSc

professional experiences

2020- head of department
2019- professor
2017- associate professor, vice head of the department
2007- lecturer, assistant professor
2004- CEO, Hetedik Műterem Ltd.


2017 habilitation
2008 Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA)

language skills

English, upper-intermediate level (B2)


2020-2023 HAS Bolyai János Scholarship
2012-2015 HAS Bolyai János Scholarship
2014 HAA Scholarship (architecture of Ferenc Bán)


2019 Regional Prima Award
2019 Budapest Architectural Award of Excellence
2019 ICOMOS Prize
2018 Köztérmegújítási Nívódíj
2018 Ybl Miklós Prize
2017 Molnár Péter Memory Prize
2017 Hungarian Design Award
2017 Pro Architectura Award
2016 ICOMOS Prize
2016 20th Salon of Architecture Novi Sad, „The Salon Prize”
2016 ICOMOS Prize
2015 Piranesi Award Honorable mention
2015 awards of the Budapest Architect Chamber
2012 Pro Architectura “Újbuda” Award
2010 Pro Architectura Award
1999 diploma prize

scientific and social activity

2018 member of the Doctoral and Habilitation Comitte of Architetcure
2015–2016 member of the Council of the Cheef Arhitect in Sopron
2012 member of the Regular Committee on History and Theory of Architecture and Monument Preservation (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
2011 member of the Committee of Architectural Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
2011–2013 member of the Council of the Cheef Arhitect in the 13th district of Budapest
2008 curator of the “Critical patterns” exhibition, Pécs
2008- member of Public Body of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2001- member of the Budapest Architect Chamber
1999- member of the Association of Hungarian Architects

10 major works

2018 the Hungarian national stand for the Leipzig Book Fair (with Balázs Biri, Ákos Polgárdi )
2017 dormitory for the Corvinus University of Budapest, national competiton, 1st prize (with Balázs Biri)
2017 public installation for the 500th anniversary of the reformation, Kálvin Square, Budapest (with Ákos Polgárdi)
2016–2017 reconstruction to an office building, Klauzál Street, Budapest (with András Bartha, Katalin Alkér)
2014–2017 reconstruction of the old town hall of Buda (with Balázs Biri, András Bartha, Katalin Alkér, Rita Terbe, Zsolt Tolnai)
2009–2015 reconstruction of the Castle District (public square) in Sopron (with Borbála Gyüre, Csenge Csontos, Gergely Lád)
2014 memorial for the victims of the WW2, ELTE, Trefort Gerden (withJános Roth, Ildikó Bujdosó, Dénes Fajcsák, Eszter Lukács, Nóra Szigeti, Farkas Albert, Ákos Polgárdi)
2009–2014 revitalization of the “Mushroom”-building, Móricz Zsigmond Square, Budapest (with Zsolt Gyüre)
2009–2012 BUTE Sportcenter, Budapest
2005–2009 Népliget Center office building, Budapest (with Ferenc Cságoly, Richárd Hőnich, Bálint Marosi, Rita Terbe, Ágita Józsa)

5 major publications

- Levente Szabó: Modernism and Changing Historical Context. Case Study of the Former Electric Power Distributor Station of the Hungarian Electrical Grid, in sITA volume 7 (2019), pp. 189-204.
– Levente Szabó, The Memory of an Urban Public Square – A Research Based on Renewal of the Hungarian Sopron’s Historic City Center, in: Landscape Architecture, 2018/04, pp 12.-24 .
– Levente Szabó: New Period of Memorial Places? The Possibilities of Architectural Thinking that form Individual and Collective Process of Remembrance, in: International Journal of Contemporary Architecture ”The New ARCH“ Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016), p. 17–25.
– Levente Szabó: The architecture of Ferenc Bán, Budapest: TERC Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Ltd., 2015.
– Levente Szabó: Narration, abstraction, context: Contributions to the interpretation of the contemporary public buildings in Hungary. in: ARCHITEKTURA AND URBANIZMUS 2014:(1–2.) pp. 90–105. (2014)

list of publications