ABOUT ANTE KUZMANIĆ ARCHITECTURE OFFICE
Ante Kuzmanić Architecture Office was founded in July 2001.
From the very beginning we have specialized in public and residential buildings design, as well as in urban planning.
Adress: Trg Mihovila Pavlinovica 1, 21000 Split, Hrvatska
Telephone: +385 21 332 533, +385 21 341 775
Fax: +385 21 332 532
- prof Ante Kuzmanić dipl.ing.arh, founder and owner
- Darinka Kuzmanić, dipl.ing.arh, founder and owner
- Sanja Vondra, dipl.ing.arh., since 2001
- Andrej Čikeš, dipl.arh. (FH)., since 2005
- Marin Kaliterna, dipl.ing.arh., since 2007
- Mate Jurić, dipl.ing.arh., since 2007
- Luka Mužinić, dipl.ing.arh., since 2011
- Mirjana Radoš, dipl.ing.arh., since 2013
- Mirela Donadini, office administration and finances, since 2007
Former members of the project team
- Kate Šarić, arh.teh., since 2001.
- Lada Mimica, dipl.ing.arh., 2002. – 2003.
- Mihaela Bašić, dipl.ing.arh., 2004. – 2006.
- Dujmo Žižić, dipl.ing.arh., 2004. – 2008.
- Slavica Bubić Mihanović, dipl.ing.arh., since 2009.
- Vanda Ivanković Kontić, dipl.ing.arh., 2006. – 2009.
- Zrinka Radunić, dipl.ing.arh., 2008. – 2010.
- Josipa Ružić, dipl.ing.arh., 2007. – 2010.
- Darovan Tušek, dipl.ing.arh., 2010. – 2011.
- Samuel Martin, dipl.Arch. FH., since 2004. – 2013.
- Ivan Novaković, dipl.ing.arh., since 2009. – 2013.
BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF ARCHITECTS – PROJECT LEADERS
1. Founders and owners
Ante Kuzmanić was born on 28.10.1952 in Split. After graduating from Vladimir Nazor grammar school in Split in 1971, he enrolled at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb. He graduated in 1978 under professor Neven Šegvić.
From 1978 to 1982 he worked at G.P. Konstruktor in Split. Thereafter, he started to work at the Konstruktor Architecture Office with architect Frano Gotovac. He passed certification examination in 1981, and has been an authorised architect and a member of Croatian Chamber of Architects since 1999. From 1990 to 2001 he headed Konstruktor Architecture Office In 2001 Kuzmanić started to work at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Split, where he took part in the establishment of the Architectural Study.
Meanwhile, he started his own practice where he continued his professional work as an architect.
Ante Kuzmanić has received a number of awards. The most significant are:
- Zagreb Salon Award – Elementary school Stobreč 1994
- CAA (Croatian Architects' Association) Realizations 1996 - Viktor Kovačić Award – Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Split 1996
- Annual Vladimir Nazor Award for architecture - Aquarium and beach building Bačvice, Split (together with E.Širola) 1997
A. Kuzmanić has realized a number of significant projects, the most notable being: Elementary school Stobreč 1994; Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, Split 1996; Aquarium and beach building Bačvice, Split (together with E.Širola) 1997; Dubrovnik Airport building 1997, and together with S. Martin in 2005 and 2010; Seminary building for Archdiocese of Split- Makarska, Split 1996; residential complex Turska kula, Split 2000; General Hospital Nova Bila (together with D. Marasović, B. Radonić and G. Rako) 1999; residential and office building Sukoišan 2, Split 2003; museum and Alkarski dvori (heritage building), Sinj 2009; vocational technical school, Split 2010, etc.
In September 2001 he was appointed as an assistant professor, and in September 2006 as an associate professor. At the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Split he taught Urban area management and Elements of building structures 2 courses from 2001 to 2005. After establishment of the Architectural Study, he organizes and teaches Architectural design 1, 5 and 6 and Urban design courses. He continuously teaches Typology and Form in Architecture course. He headed the Department of Architectural design from 2004 to 2010.
From 1995 to 1998 he was a member of Executive Committee of DAS (Split Architects' Association), and from 2000 to 2005 a member of Expert Council of UHA (Croatian Architects' Association) and Managing Committee of Europan Croatia.
Darinka Kuzmanić was born in Čakovec in 1952. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1978 under professor Neven Šegvić. Since 1980 she has been living in Split, where she works as an architect-project leader in HEP-DP Elektrodalmacija Split design office.
Her professional work includes a number of architectural and interior projects, most of them being realized.
In 1994 she exhibits for the first time at the Zagreb salon. She was nominated for Drago Galić award for the best design in residential architecture in 2008. In 2009 she exhibits again at the Zagreb salon.
As a member of Ante Kuzmanić Architecture Office she has been awarded on several design competitions.
2. Project leaders
Sanja Vondra, dipl.ing.arh.
Sanja Vondra was born on 31.01.1962 in Split. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1989.
In 1998 she started to work at Konstruktor Architecture Office together with Ante Kuzmanić. She has been working at Ante Kuzmanić Architecture Office since its establishment in 2001. In same year (2001) she became a member of Croatian Chamber of Architects and an authorised architect.
As a member of the Ante Kuzmanić Architecture Office she worked on design of residential and office buildings, as well as on design of public buildings in Split. Simultaneously, she collaborated as a member of A. Kuzmanić design team on several design competitions.
Marin Kaliterna, dipl. ing. arh.
Marin Kaliterna was born on 13.12.1978 in Split. While studying, he worked as a representative and an assistant of construction site manager for Inka GmbH, Frankfurt/Main (1999-2002). He worked on several exhibitions, as well as on editing a complete archive of architect Ivo Vitić at Croatian Museum of Architecture in 2005. After graduating in 2006, he worked for one year for authorised architect Helena Njirić in Zagreb.
In 2007 he started to work at the Ante Kuzmanić Architecture Office He has been a member of Croatian Chamber of Architects since 2011. He collaborated on number of architectural and sculpture design competitions. At Ante Kuzmanić Architecture Office he works as a project leader and an author on urban-architectural projects (public, business, touristic and residential projects).
ANTE KUZMANIĆ: PROFESSIONAL WORK
- Urban and architectural design competitions, I award:
- 1985 Multifunctional gas stations (together with R.Plejić)
- 1999 City sports hall, Makarska
- 2000 Case study of affordable housing, Split (together with S. Vondra)
- 2001 Museum and Alkarski dvori (heritage building), Sinj
- 2002 Adaptation and extension of Stadion hotel within Jug swimming pool complex, Dubrovnik
- 2003 Residential complex Kila, Split
- 2005 Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Split - campus
- 2006 Dražanac Hotel P03, Split
- 2007 Residential and business zone P21, Split
- 2007 Dražen Petrović Memorial, Šibenik (together with K. Hraste, D. Kuzmanić and M. Kaliterna)
- 2008 Residential complex Spinut, Split
- 2008 Residential building in Dražanac, Split
- 2009 Residential/office complex at Domovinskog rata street and Gundulićeva street intersection (P15), Split (together with H.Bartulović)
- Urban and architectural design competitions, other awards:
- II awards:
- 1982 ACI-marina building, Split (together with D.Kuzmanić) – recommended for realization
- 1996 Vrtni centar complex, Solitudo, Dubrovnik (together with D. Colnago, D.Gabrić and D.Marasović)
- 2002 Clinic of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Split (together with D.Kuzmanić and S.Vondra)
- 2002 Student center and campus Visoka, Split (together with D.Gabrić)
- III awards:
- 1986 Park 2 Hotel, Split (together with R. Plejić)
- 1991 Church and Pastoral Center of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Split, (together with E. Širola)
- 2005 Residential and office building in Domovinskog rata street, Split (together with S. Martin, D. Žižić, A. Čikeš and M. Bašić)
- Purchase prizes:
- 1992 Faculty of Catholic Theology, Zagreb (together with D.Gabrić)
- 1996 Centar Mediteran – Bonačić office building, Split
- 2005 Business center in Gruž, Dubrovnik
- Architectural projects and realizations
- 1988 Service station INA in Senjanovića street, Split (together with R. Plejić)
- 1988 Residential block IVa/units 9,10 Žnjan, Split
- 1990 Residential block IIa Žnjan, Split
- 1990 Medical center Blato, Korčula
- 1993 Elementary school Stobreč, Stobreč (Zagreb salon – award for realization)
- 1994 Residential and office building in Priko, Omiš
- 1996 Convent of Sisters of Mercy, Split (1995 Viktor Kovačić award)
- 1997 Aquarium and beach building Bačvice, Split (1998 Vladimir Nazor award) (together with E. Širola)
- 1998 Seminary building for Archdiocese of Split-Makarska, Split
- 1998 Dubrovnik Airport – International air traffic terminal, Dubrovnik
- 1999 General hospital Nova Bila (together with D. Marasović, B. Radonić and G.Rako)
- 2000 Saint Nicholas Convent, Korčula – reconstruction and revitalisation of protected structure
- 2000 Residential complex Turska kula, Split
- 2003 Residential and office building Sukoišan 2, Split
- 2004 Pastoral Center St Matej, Split
- 2006 Dubrovnik Airport – Baggage sorting building, Dubrovnik (together with S. Martin)
- 2009 Museum and Alkarski dvori (heritage building), Sinj
- 2009 Vocational technical school, Split
- 2010 Dubrovnik Airport – Building B - Terminal, Dubrovnik (together with S. Martin)
- Under construction:
- 2004 Adaptation and extension of Stadion hotel within Jug swimming pool complex, Dubrovnik
- 2008 Residential building in Dražanac, Split
- 2009 Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Split - campus Visoka, Split
- 2010 Residential building Trstenik 2, Split
- Urban projects and case studies
- 1982 Bačvice Bay
- 1996 River basin Jadro, Solin (together with D. Ožić Paić)
- 1997 Residential complex Solitudo, Dubrovnik (together with D. Gabrić and D. Marasović)
- 1998 Port entrance case study, Split
- 2000 Trstenik Bay, Split
- 2007 Detailed plan P21 – Residential complexTrstenik, Split (together with S. Vondra)
- 2007 Split–Kaštela bridge
- 2007 Residential complex Kila, Split
- 2008 Residential complex Draga, Šibenik
- 2005-2010 University campus in Split – Urbanistic arrangement
- 2010 Zagreb Airport case study – Pleso – Extension of Terminal, Zagreb (together with S. Martin)
- 2010 Jadro river estuary marina – Case study, Solin (together S. Martin)
- Urban planning
- 1991 Business and commercial center Plavi Jadran, Kaštel Stari
- 1993 Kindergarten and nursery school, Metković
- 1995 Plan for Center for children and youth with developmental difficulties, Kaštel Stari (together with D. Gabrić and D. Marasović)
- 1997 Plan and feasibility study for Aquarium and beach building Bačvice, Split
- 1998 Program and urban plan for Lazarica park, Split
- 2003 Center for traffic maintenance and control, Split
- 2009 Project plan for extension of Zagreb Airport – Pleso, Zagreb
- 2010 Urban plan for Jadro river estuary marina, Solin
Awards and acknowledgements
- 1994 Zagreb salon – Award for realization – Elementary school in Stobreč
- 1996 Viktor Kovačić Award– Convent of Sisters of Mercy, Split
- 1998 Vladimir Nazor Award – Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
- Annual Award for Aquarium and beach building Bačvice in Split
1997 Fabrics Architecture (Magazine – USA) – Acknowledgement for development of membrane structures – membrane on Bačvice beach building
Updated September 20. 2011.