OLIVIER KESERU


Architect,  M.Arch., Partner

JANOS KESERU


Architect AIA, Founder and director of KESERU ARCHITECTS 


KESERUARCHITECTS

Biography


Born and educated in Hungary (Master of science at the Budapesti Muszaki Egyetem - Budapest Institute of Technology) and subsequently in Italy (Doctor in Architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) our working experience spans three countries: Italy, France, and the United States. Registered architect in Massachusetts and New York States. Member of the AIA  (American Institute of Architects) and certified by the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards).


USA (1982-present)​


Since we opened our office in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in 1986, we designed a wide range of residential, commercial, institutional as well as historical preservation projects. Among them: the Kellogg Music Center at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, new dormitories for the John Dewey Academy (former Searles Castle), Domaney’s Liquor Store, the Mahaiwe Apartments in the historic Mahaiwe Building on Main Street in Great Barrington, and several private residences throughout Berkshire County and the surrounding areas. We won the Dunham and Liberty Mall design competition in Pittsfield in 1984,  followed by a joint venture with the Hallock Architects. At the Hallock Architects we worked on the Berkshire Museum addition, bank renovations, the Country Curtains, church renovations and private residences.


FRANCE (1973-82)


Residential, commercial, institutional, historical preservation projects in Marseille, Aix en Provence. At the Atelier 9 Architects in Marseille, we worked on a research for the Ministry of Equipment about the application of the open industrialization’s rules to the Butte des Carmes Housing Project in Marseille. At the Atelier Colman/Oubrerie in Marseille, we worked on housing/school projects and competitions. In collaboration with A. Melissinos urban designer, we prepared a proposal for the Protection and Renovation of the Center of Briancon for the Ministry of Environment. As urban activists we presented a study on Urban Furniture for the City of Aix en Provence, at the National Consultation on Habitat and Public Space with M. Letreut. In 1976 we won the Special Mention of the Jury at the National Competition for the Renovation of the historic Place de l’Horloge in Avignon, with P. Scheid.


ITALY (1971-73)


Research report on Urban Restoration in Venice, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza ai Monumenti di Venezia, for the UNESCO.Research assistant at the International University of Arts in Venice



ELETRAJZ


​Pecsett szulettem es a Budapesti Muszaki Egyetem elektromernoki karan diplomaztam. Olaszorszagban folytattam tanulmanyaimat, es a Velencei Epiteszeti Egyetemen (IUAV) szereztem meg masodik diplomamat. Harom orszagban tanultam ki a mesterseget: Olaszorszagban, Franciaorszagban es az USA-ban. Bejagyzett epitesz vagyok Massachusetts es New York allamokban, tagja vagyok az Amerikai Epiteszek Szovetsegenek (AIA) es a Magyar Epiteszeti Kamaranak (MEK).


USA (1982 – tol maig)


Miota sajat irodamat megnyitottam (1986) szamos uj maganhazat, uzletet, kozepulet- renovalast es restauralast terveztem. Koztuk: Kellogg Music Center at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, MA,  uj haloszobak a John Dewey Academiaban (nehai Searles Castle), Domaney’s (borpince), uj lakasok a szazeves Mahaiwe Epuletben, Great Barrington foutcajan valamint uj maganhazak Berkshire County-ben es a kornyezo megyekben. 1984-ben megnyertem a Dunham and Liberty Mall varosrenovacios palyazatot Pittsfieldben amit a Hallock Architects-el valo kozremukodes kovetett. Ket ev alatt a Berkshire Museum, valamint bankok , templomok renovalasan dolgoztam.


Franciaorszag (1973-82)


Maganhazak, lakohazak, uzletek, iskolak restauralasok Marseille-ben es Aix en Provence-ban. Az Atelier9 Epiteszek-nel, Marseille-ben, egy pilota terven dolgoztam a Francia Beruhazasi Miniszterium szamara a Nyitott Iparositas Szabalyait alkalmazva a Butte des Carmes Lakotelepen. A Colman/Oubrerie irodaban foleg iskolatervezessel es palyatervekkel foglalkoztam.  A. Melissinos varostervezovel egyutt Briancon Kozpontjanak renovalasan dolgoztam a Kornyezetvedelmi Miniszterium szamara. Mint varosi aktivistak, az Aix en Provence-ban a lakoterrol es a kozterrol megtartott  Orszagos Konzultacion,  tanulmanyt mutattunk be a varosi “kozbutorok” alkalmazasa problemairol M. Letreut-vel. 1976-ban kulondijat kaptunk  P. Scheid-del, az Avignon-I Place de l’Horloge renovacios tervere.


Olaszorszag (1971-73)


Tanulmany Velence renovalasara, a Velencei Muemlekbizottsagi Hivatal egyuttmukodesevel, az UNESCO megbizasabol. Kutato-asszisztens az UIA-ban (Universita Internazionale dell’Arte), Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia.