Special Guest

Architect Massimiliano FUKSAS

Founder at Studio Fuksas - ITALY

Massimiliano Fuksas of Lithuanian descent was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969. Since the Eighties, he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene. From 1994 to 1997 he ...
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Architect Armand VOKSHI

President at Albanian Architects’ Association (AAA)

Founder / Lead Architect of office “Avatelier” Tirana, Albania Prof. As. Dr. Armand Vokshi –Chief of Urban Design Department, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Tirana. Education: 2013 – PhD in Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture at the University ...
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Architect Ani Tola

Secretary General at Association of Albanian Architecs - Albania

Ani Tola (Panariti) is graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture in 2008. She is a PhD candidate (student) at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Tirana. Her research field is urban microclimate and thermal comfort in the built ...
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Loreta Çapeli

Vice-President at Association of Albanian Architecs - Albania

Loreta Çapeli is an architect, lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Tirana. She has a Master of Science in Architecture, a Master of 2Level in the Restoration and Documentation of Cultural Monuments and a PhD in the - Apollonia's architectonic ...
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Honorary Guests


Mayor at Tirana City Hall - Albania

Erion Veliaj was elected as the 42nd Mayor of Tirana in June 2015. Prior to his tenure, Veliaj served as a Member of Parliament of Albania and Minister of Social Welfare and Youth from 2013 through 2015. At the time, he introduced sweeping reforms on ...
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Architect Elva MARGARITI

Minister at Ministry of Culture - Albania

In 2008, she completed her university studies with highest scores (Master of Science) on Architecture in the University of Florence, Italy, in the field of design, requalification and revitalisation of built spaces and bio-architecture. During the academic year of 2004-2005, her study experience in the ...
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Architect Maks VELO

Founder at Maks Velo - ALBANIA

Maks Velo was born in Paris on August 31, 1935. After his birth, the Velo family returned to Albania, in the city of Korça, where Max has spent his childhood. After finishing the gym, he continues his studies at the Polytechnic Institute, in the engineering ...
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Architect Șerban ȚIGĂNAȘ


Șerban Țigănaș - architect, practitioner, professor, and activist. As an architect, Șerban is always interested in the evolution of architecture towards a better future. He strongly believes in its power to change the world if architecture becomes part of the general awareness of everybody. He ...
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Executive Director at Association of Architects (AAK)

Blerta VULA RIZVANOLLI is an architect and researcher who is actually holding a position of Executive Director of Association of Architects (AAK). She also works as an Ass. Professor in the Department of Architecture of the University for Business and Technology and as a consultant ...
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Architect Martin PANOVSKI

President at Association of Architects of Macedonia - MACEDONIA

EDUCATION: 2012 – Ongoing – Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb 1998 – 2001 – B.Sc. in Architectural engineering Faculty of Architecture Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, R. Macedonia WORK EXPERIENCE: 2012 – Ongoing – RADiUs architects doo Skopje ...
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Event Director



Public events producer with 20 years experience in the events industry of Central and Eastern Europe (Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova). President and founder of PRO EVENT Association, an NPO at the forefront of the cultural and creative festivals and events industry. ...
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Keynote Speaker

Architect Rainer SCHMIDT

Founder at Rainer Schmidt landscape architects + urban planners - GERMANY

Landscape Architect and Urban Planner, Bavarian Chambers of Architects, Munich. In 1991, he opened his offices for landscape architecture in Munich and Berlin, 1997 another branch in Bernburg/ Saale. Rainer Schmidt became a professor for landscape architecture and design at the Beuth University of Applied ...
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Guest Speakers

Mustafa Kemal Kayış

Managing Partner at GAD Architecture - TURKEY

Mustafa Kemal has 15 years of experience in Architecture. He led many projects as a managing partner in GAD Architecture including internationally awarded ones. He has a Master Degree in Real Estate Development and he tries to develop such processes combining pre and post architectural ...
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Lighting Designer Architect Mark SUTTON VANE

Director at Sutton Vane Associates - UNITED KINGDOM

Mark Sutton Vane has been working in lighting design for most of his life. He established the independent lighting consultancy Sutton Vane Associates in 1995. Sutton Vane Associates designs lighting for schemes all over the world. Mark wrote the lighting master plan and designed the ...
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Architect Patrick MEIJERS


Patrick Meijers (1971) studied architecture and urbanism at the Eindhoven University of Technology - his final project was awarded the first prize in the competition “Building in 2097” and received an honorable mention in the Archiprix 1998. During his studies, he worked for Architecture Productions ...
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Architect Tilemachos ANDRIANOPOULOS

Founder at TENSE architecture network - GREECE

Born in Athens (1974), Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (2001), Metropolis Msc in Architecture and Urban Culture, CCCB- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2006). Founder of Tense Architecture Network_TAN (2004). The practice’s work includes several first prize competition proposals as well as awarded ...
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Founding Partner at DANS STUDIO - SLOVENIA

Mihael Dešman (1956) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana and continued his postgraduate studies at IUAV in Venice. Independent architect in Ljubljana from 1982 to 2010, then began teaching at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. Member of the editorial board and art ...
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Architect Ditjon BABOÇI

General Director at Urban Planning Department at Municipality of Tirana - ALBANIA

Ditjon BABOÇI is a planner, architect and all-around urban enthusiast. He is currently working as the General Director of Planning and Urban Development at the Municipality of Tirana leading a team of 100+ architects, planners and engineers. His previous experiences include stints in the private ...
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Vice CEO at Kontakt - ALBANIA

Ardit Bektashi studied civil engineering at Rub University in Bohum Germany, where he completed his master of science degree in 2017. From 2016 to 2018, he worked as an assistant professor at the Rub University in Bohum, in the sector of geotechnical engineering and tunneling. ...
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Regional Marketing Manager SEE at zumtobel group

He started in Zumtobel Group almost 5 years ago as a Technical Backoffice/Lighting Designer student while finishing his Master Degree on Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. He worked full time and gained experience in international offices in Zagreb, Bucharest, and Bratislava on ...
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I assist our partners – architects, investors and processors – to get their projects done in the most efficient way, providing Right Glass and Right Solutions”

Edvard Plut

Senior Specification Representative Slovenia, Albania, Kosovo at Armstrong World Industries

Edvard Plut started on position representative for Slovenia 8 years ago. During the excellent work on the market, relation with architects, contractors, and distributors was promoted for markets Albania and Kosovo to do the same position on the market like in Slovenia. Because of a ...
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Architect Xaveer De GEYTER

Office Principal at XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architects - BELGIUM

Xaveer De Geyter is the director of XDGA, an internationally oriented Brussels based office practicing architecture, urbanism and landscape design on different scales and levels. XDGA has participated in a large number of international competitions allowing the office to build up an extensive portfolio that ...
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Representative at AGROBUCHTAL

Architect Enval XHOXHI

Head of Technical Support (Customer Consultant Manager) at ALUMIL

Enval Xhoxhi is working for Alumil-Albania in the technical support department for already 10 years. He is in charge of project solution and development coming to Alumil, the preparation of Shop-Drawing, project quotation and also advising their clients for the best solution with Alumil-Systems. Also, ...
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Ardita Byci Jakupi

Architect at Urban Plus studio

Ardita Byci Jakupi graduated at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Prishtina in 2003. She has joined the Department of Architecture, the University of Prishtina as a teaching assistant. In 2001 she has been engaged in URBAN PLUS studio of architecture, planning, and ...
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Architect Agim MARKU

Founder at Markingplan - Albania

Agim Marku is an Albanian architect with 20 years of experience in Architectural Design, Facade Engineering and Construction Management, founder of "Markingplan" Studio. He studied architecture at the University of Tirana where he graduated in Architecture in 1998. Earlier that year he joined Ecole De ...
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Architect Maria SZENTESI

Technical and Product Development Manager in Rigips in Hungary and Sustainability Ambassadors at Saint-Gobain Construction Products

Maria is an architect and has been working for Saint-Gobain Gypsum Activity – Rigips for 15 years as Technical and Product Development Manager in Hungary. She is also one of the Sustainability Ambassadors of Saint-Gobain.

Florian Nepravishta

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, UPT

Graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Tirana on 1993 and in Jurisprudence at Shkodra University on 2003, he received an MSc. degree in "Urban Housing Management" at IHS, Erasmus University, the Netherlands and Lund University, Sweden and Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of ...
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Erion Sico

Territorial and Architectural Marketing Manager at Guardian Glass SA

With an experience in curtain wall facades as glass consultant, participating in different A- Class projects in Albania and across Europe.

Ardita Gusho

Architect at KONTAKT ltd - Albania

Ardita Gusho studied Architecture at Polytechnical University of Tirana, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, where she completed her master of science degree in 2014. From 2014-2016 she worked as an assistant professor at Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Tirana, in the sector of residential ...
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Representative for Marketing & Projects at Saint-Gobain Glass