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FACULTY HISTORY

The Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology continues the traditions of the Faculty of Architecture of the Lviv University of Technology. After World War II, professors-architects Tadeusz Teodorowicz-Todorowski, Zygmunt Majerski and Włodzimierz Buć co-created the Department of Architecture as part of the Faculty of Civil Engineering established in 1945.

In 1971, the Institute of Architecture was established at this department, which led to the change of the name of the department to the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture. The dean of this faculty was prof. arch. Zygmunt Majerski.

On September 23, 1977, the Minister of Science, Higher Education and Technology issued a decree establishing the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology. Its structure was made up of the following Chairs:
Department of the History of Architecture, head prof. Marcin Bukowski;
Department of Housing and Service Architecture Design, head prof. Zygmunt Majerski;
Department of Industrial Architecture (transformed from the Department of Architectural Forms and Design established in 1945,
led by prof. Czesław Thullie), head prof. Włodzimierz Buć;
Department of City and Housing Planning (established in 1956 at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering) head prof. Tadeusz Teodorowicz-Todorowski.

Since 1987, the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology has the right to confer the academic degree of doctor of technical sciences. From the beginning of the existence of the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology, its research and teaching staff consisted of outstanding architects and planners. The deans of the Faculty were the following professors: Zygmunt Majerski (1977), J. Tadeusz Gawłowski (1978 - 1986), Stanisław Tomaszek (1987 - 1993), Andrzej Niezabitowski (1993 - 1999), Nina Juzwa (1999 - 2005), Krzysztof Gasidło (2005 - 2012) and Zbigniew J. Kamiński (since 2012).

In addition to the above-mentioned founding professors and deans, its foundations were built by: Czesław Thullie, Franciszek Maurer, Kazimierz Paprocki, Tadeusz Pfutzner, Adam Lisik, Stanisław Słodowy, Zofia Rydet, Janina Klemens, Elżbieta Niezabitowska, Jacek Radziewicz-Winnicki, Jerzy Witeczek, Jacek Włodarczyk, Mieczysław Król, Michał Rościszewski and Stefan Zemła. Professors associated with other academic centers also worked here: Bohdan Lisowski, Zbigniew Gądek, Zygmunt Mieszkowski, Aleksander Grygorowicz, Julian Duchowicz, Marcin Bukowski and Wiktor Jackiewicz. Outstanding practitioners and architects working in the Upper Silesian environment have become associated with the Faculty: Andrzej Czyżewski, Marek Dziekoński, Marian Dziewoński, Henryk Buszko, Aleksander Franta and Jurand Jarecki. Successive generations of their former students and pupils set themselves the goal of continuing the tradition of the so-called "Silesian School of Architecture".

HONORARY PROFESSOR OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
According to the statute of the Silesian University of Technology: "To outstanding scientists and academic teachers of merit for the University, the Senate may award the title of Honorary Professor of the Silesian University of Technology"

May 25, 2013, prof. Nina Juzwa received the title of Honorary Professor of the Silesian University of Technology.

(from the occasional speech of the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Prof. Zbigniew J. Kamiński)
"Prof. Dr. Nina Juzwa has worked at the Silesian University of Technology for 50 years and continues to actively participate in the work for the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology, conducting classes in the field of design and educating young scientists at an outstanding level; organizing new international conferences that enjoy great interest among Polish and foreign architects and town planners, or being a member of the Committee for Architecture and Town Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences and other significant national and international organizations. closely associated with the Silesian University of Technology, for which she developed many urban and architectural projects, in which she published a number of important publications and books, and in which she was the promoter of many master's and doctoral theses and an excellent mentor; and she had a large contribution to the development of independent employees of the Faculty of Architects turns; and finally, in which for many years she held the honorable functions of the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and other managerial functions, and was the initiator of the Medal of Prof. Zygmunt Majerski, awarded by the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology to outstanding architects who change the image of Upper Silesia; sat on the bodies of the Silesian University of Technology as a Senator and member of the Senate Committees; - in the unanimous opinion of the Council of the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology, prof. dr hab. Eng. arch. Nina Juzwa fully deserves to be awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Silesian University of Technology. "


PEOPLE OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Alphabetic order):

- Marcin Bukowski
Henryk Buszko
Andrzej Czyżewski
- Julian Duchowicz
- Marek Dziekoński
- Marian Dziewoński
Aleksander Franta
- J. Tadeusz Gawłowski
- Zbigniew Gądek
- Aleksander Grygorowicz
- Wiktor Jackiewicz
- Jurand Jarecki
Nina Juzwa
- Janina Klemens
- Mieczysław Król
- Adam Lisik
- Bohdan Lisowski
- Zygmunt Majerski
- Franciszek Maurer
Zygmunt Mieszkowski
- Andrzej Niezabitowski
- Kazimierz Paprocki
- Tadeusz Pfutzner
- Jacek Radziewicz-Winnicki
- Michał Rościszewski
Jerzy Witeczek
- Jacek Włodarczyk
- Zofia Rydet
- Stanisław Słodowy
- Tomasz Taczewski
- Stanisław Tomaszek
- Stefan Zemła
- Czesław Thullie

 


ANDRZEJ CZYŻEWSKI
(information comes from the Almanac XXX of the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology Almanach XXX Wydziału Architektury Politechniki Śląskiej)

Scientific title: MGR INŻ. ARCH.
Years of work at W.A. Silesian University of Technology: FROM 1975 TO 1981
Position: CONTRACTUAL DOCENT
Date and place of birth: December 18, 1930, WARSAW
Diploma: 1955, W.A. WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

In 1955, I graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology. There, in 1952, I started working, initially as a deputy assistant, then as an assistant and senior assistant, first at the Department of Freehand Drawing, then at the Department of Industrial Building Design. ■ As a result of winning the SARP competition for a church in Nowe Tychy in 1958, together with my wife Maria, an architect, I moved to Tychy, starting in the fall of 1958 to work in the local Miastoprojekt. At the end of the summer semester of 1959, I finished my work at the Wrocław University of Technology. ■ I worked at Miastoprojekt Nowe Tychy until my retirement, which I moved to at the end of 1995, with a break in 1984-1988, when I was appointed the Chief Provincial Architect in Katowice. ■ In 1975, Professor Zygmunt Majerski invited me to work at the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. I took up this job, part-time, initially as a senior lecturer, and from 1976 as a contract associate professor, continuing to work in Tychy. In the third year of the year, I conducted lectures and exercises in housing design, as well as diploma theses. I finished this work in 1981, and until 1983 I continued to conduct my diploma theses. ■ Throughout my professional career, I was active in the Association of Polish Architects. In the years 1963-1967 I was the vice-president, and in the years 1967-1971 the president of the Katowice Branch of SARP. In the years 1973-1983 I was a councilor of the Provincial National Council in Katowice. ■ Currently, after retirement, I can safely practice what I enjoyed already in my student years - tourism and photography


ZBIGNIEW GĄDEK
(information comes from Almanachu XXX Wydziału Architektury Politechniki Śląskiej)

Scientific title: PROF. DR HAB. INŻ. ARCH.
Years of work at W.A. Silesian University of Technology: FROM 1974 TO 1998
Position: EXTRAORDINARY PROFESSOR OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Date and place of birth: 1925
Date and place of death: 1998, KRAKÓW
Diploma: 1953, W.A. KRAKOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
PhD: 1965
Habilitation: 1972, W.A. KRAKOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Titular professor: 1997
Managerial functions at W. A. ​​of the Silesian University of Technology: FROM 1974 TO 1998 - HEAD OF THE URBANISTS TEAM

Member of the Town Planning and Architecture Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences Branches in Kraków and Katowice. In the years 1953-1974 he taught at the Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology, at the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, at the Hull School of Architecture, at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sheffield - also in later years as a visiting critic. Frequent study trips to the USA and European countries. Numerous projects and realizations of buildings and urban assumptions; publications on architectural and urban theory and practice. Author's exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including: 14th International Art Biennale in Sao Paulo, TERRA-1, TERRA-2, Kingston upon Hull, Sheffield, Kraków, Opole, Zakopane. ■ A man of great heart and great creative passion, often called an unconventional architect, always generously sharing with everyone the joy of knowing, the joy of creating, love of freedom, nature and beauty in all its manifestations. His students and friends - associates, with whom he always shared his professional and life experience, drew from his enormous, extraordinary knowledge and innovative, ahead of the era creative searches. A great, restless spirit of architecture, extremely creative in every action. In his colorful and fully active life, he inspired and initiated many important artistic and professional activities, including publishing, in Poland and abroad. He suggested ideas, drew attention to people and events, willingly actively participating in them. In numerous publications, especially in the last one, The architecture of the place presented its drawn and written workshop and creative philosophy, revealing great erudition but also a clear creative personality. In the course of forty years of research and studies, the mainstream of his thoughts and design activities were the problems of the context of time and place and large-scale architecture in the urban, landscape and social aspect, as well as preventing the degradation of the human environment through the proper formation of architecture, often in futuristic terms. Knowledge and freedom of movement in the theories contemporary to him and, at the same time, consistent adherence to one's own opinion, strongly preferring the author's individualism, shown in specific design solutions, leave no doubt as to who their creator is. The magnificent drawings presented in the illustrative parts of the publications, juxtaposed with the photographs of the realizations, constitute for us albums of very personal works. In it, Zbigniew Gądek creates a world of his own, but at the same time very similar to his surroundings. A world that understands and continues - often futuristically - the processes of nature, and at the same time inscribed in the tradition and folklore of the place. The successes of the realization become a fact, because they create visions that are personal, but in an obvious and conflict-free way, as if they were all our ideas about the place where they were created. He presented his world of architecture and his struggles with it in his publications in an extremely true and unambiguous manner, showing the architect's fascinating workshop and his striving to make what has been drawn come true in space. And it is just as the author imagined it. He had an extraordinary gift of noticing and releasing people's creative possibilities. He appreciated the creative attitude to life and work, as well as honesty and unpretentiousness. His enormous vitality and sometimes coarseness concealed a soul extremely sensitive to beauty and good, pain or human dilemmas. He was unable to come to terms with the pettiness of this world, reacting impulsively and often effectively to all their manifestations, especially when it concerned the creation of space and architecture, as well as its teaching. He had a special attitude towards academic youth. He educated a number of great architects who were instilled with a love of the profession, a sense of beauty and aesthetics, enormous creative enthusiasm, and faith in man. The ease of reaching young minds resulted from his partner-like, friendly treatment, for which he was especially valued, respected and liked. Today, students who came from the master's hand contribute to the teaching staff of the Faculty of Architecture, passing on the acquired skills and principles to the next generations. He was passionate about architecture, passionately pursuing his beloved profession as both a designer and an academic teacher. And it was contagious! His relatives and friends, students and colleagues as well as critics such as T.P. Szafer, D. Gosling, P.G. Fauset, F.


NINA JUZWA
(information comes from Almanachu XXX Wydziału Architektury Politechniki Śląskiej)

Scientific title: PROF. DR HAB. INŻ. ARCH.
Years of work at W.A. Of the Silesian University of Technology: since 1961
Position: ORDINARY PROFESSOR OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Date and place of birth: May 2, 1935, RYBNIK
Diploma: 1961, W. A. ​​WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
PhD thesis: 1977, W. B. and A. SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, "DESIGNING OF INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FACILITIES", PROMOTER: prof. Z. MAJERSKI
Habilitation: 1990, W. A. ​​WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, "SPATIAL FORMATION OF INDUSTRY IN THE AREAS OF INDUSTRIAL AGGLOMERATIONS"
Full professor: 2000
Honorary Professor of the Silesian University of Technology: 2013
Managerial functions at W. A. ​​of the Silesian University of Technology: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE A. I U., HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE, FROM 1999 TO 2005 - DEAN

She started working at the Silesian University of Technology in 1961, a year after obtaining the diploma of MSc. arch. at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology. Since 1996, he has also been working at the Institute of Architecture and Town Planning of the Lodz University of Technology. At the University of Gliwice, she completed all stages of her academic career, from assistant lecturer to full professor. She defended her doctoral thesis on the design of university facilities in 1977. Habilitation thesis, defended at W. A. ​​of the Warsaw University of Technology, received the award of the Minister of Spatial Management and Construction, for; "An outstanding contribution to the field of spatial planning, especially to the strategy of further transformations of industrial agglomerations" (1992).
The professional and research interests of prof. Juzwa, is: designing urban complexes or large-scale objects related to the function of science and production, problems of revitalization of areas requiring transformation of the spatial environment, and issues of the theory of architecture in teaching architectural design. His scientific and research achievements include over 60 publications, including 4 books, and about 20 in foreign publishing houses.
He is the author or co-author of 99 studies, plans and implementation projects - many of them for the Academic District. She has participated in architectural competitions (two national awards, two international awards, and a foreign project). He is the promoter of over 90 master's theses in Łódź and Gliwice and 14 doctoral dissertations. Most of the dissertations received distinctions from faculty councils (9) or awards in national ministerial competitions (5). Dissertation on factory estates in Upper Silesia was awarded the 1st Prize of the European Europa Nostra Foundation (2006). At the request of the councils of architecture faculties and central scientific institutions, he reviews scientific and promotion papers (over 70). He is a co-author of two international projects. The most interesting experience was the function of an expert in the European project EU - INTERREG IIIB - REKULA, on landscape transformation of regions damaged by industrial over-exploitation, 2003-2006. (Partners of IBA III See - Lower Lusatia, Region of Venice and the Katowice Agglomeration). Parallel to her work at the university, in 1969, she began her professional and creative work, first as part of authors' teams, successively; under the supervision of professors: Włodzimierz Buć, Zygmunt Majerski, Tadeusz Gawłowski. Between 1975 and 1991 she worked in architectural offices in the country; Inwestprojekt Katowice and Mostostal Zabrze, and abroad. In Munich, at the Henn & Henn office, 1977 and 1979-1980, and in Lyon, in the office, Sud Architects, and in the regional planning studio COURLY, 1991-1992. Juzwa, actively participated in the organizational life of the University of Technology and the Faculty, acting in decision-making bodies at the Faculty and School level; including senator, member of collective committees, dean of W.A. Half. Śl. (1999-2005). He is active in elective groups outside the university. He is a member of the grant committee operating at the Ministry's scientific research committee, a member of the Architecture and Town Planning Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, chairman of town planning, and a member of the main board of the Society of Polish Town Planners. She worked in the Working Group for Workplaces, the International Union of Architects UIA (1978-1990), participates in international programs European Association for Architectural Education - to mention the most important ones. Her life motto is - not to lose your dreams in pursuit of everyday life . Dreams are evolving, in the past it was architecture in action, now it is research on the relationship between architecture and its surroundings, as well as the ability to convey one's faith in the mission of beautiful architecture to young adepts of the profession of an architect and academic teacher.


ZYGMUNT MIESZKOWSKI
(information comes from Almanachu XXX Wydziału Architektury Politechniki Śląskiej)

Scientific title: DOC. DR HAB. INŻ. ARCH.
Years of work at W.A. Silesian University of Technology: FROM 1978 TO 1987
Position: DOCENT
Date and place of birth: 02/09/1917, MOSCOW
Date and place of death: October 1, 1987, KRAKÓW
Diploma: 1948, W.A. KRAKOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
PhD: 1962, W.A. KRAKOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, "BASIC PROBLEMS OF ARCHITECTURE IN POLISH TREATIES - HALF XVI BEGINNING OF THE XIX CENTURY"
Habilitation: 1976, W.A. KRAKOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, "SHAPING HOLIDAY CENTERS IN MOUNTAIN AREAS. - ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE POLISH CARPATHIANS"
Managerial functions at W.A. Silesian University of Technology: FROM 1984 TO 1986 - Vice-dean of GENERAL AND SCIENTIFIC, FROM 1978 TO 1987 - HEAD OF THE PRE-DESIGN DEPARTMENT, V-CE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE

The basic area of ​​scientific and didactic activity - the theory of architecture, including, in particular, the principles of design taking into account man as the subject of architectural shaping, taking into account his physical (biological) needs, as well as psychological and social - both in historical and practical aspects. The results of analyzes in this field were published in repeatedly reissued scripts and textbooks of architectural design: ▪ "General elements of design" (1958, 1960), ▪ "Apartment - spatial elements and layouts" (1969, 1971) ▪ "Elements of architectural design "(1973, 1975, also published in Romania 1981), ▪" Flat - elements and teams "(1974, 1980, 1981), ▪ publication of a doctoral dissertation (1970) received reviews and opinions emphasizing the importance of the problem . The multi-faceted nature of human spatial needs was also taken into account in the habilitation thesis published in 1975. The full list of published monographs, dissertations, articles, scientific announcements and papers includes several dozen items, of which over 40 after obtaining the degree of dr hab. ■ Author of numerous scientific opinions and reviews. ■ The culmination of over 40 years of teaching experience was the development of the program of the subject "Initial Design" and the organization of the team that he led until his retirement in the years 1978-1988. The original concept of the subject included teaching using the "integrated design" method, taking into account urban planning, architectural and implementation issues in shaping single-family housing estates, and the achieved methodological results, presented at conferences and exhibitions, received high marks from other architectural universities in the country and abroad. ■ Supervisor and reviewer of several dozen MA and PhD theses. ■ Cordial and kind guardian of students and young employees. ■ From the beginning of his career, he was actively involved in the development of study programs and methodology at the Faculties of Architecture in Kraków and Gliwice. As a result of cooperation with various institutions outside the university - author and co-author of several dozen projects, including 44 completed, mainly residential buildings, but also public facilities and interiors. ■ Winner of many rector's awards for teaching, research and social activities at the Krakow University of Technology and the Silesian University of Technology, awards of the Minister of Science, Higher Education and Technology for teaching activities, decorated with the 1000th anniversary of Poland, the Golden Cross of Merit, the Knight's Cross of Reborn Poland. ■ In the years 1948-1987, a member of the Krakow Branch of SARP, in which he held various functions. Member of the Town Planning and Architecture Commission of the Krakow and Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He actively participated in solving problems of local communities, always in connection with his professional passions.

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