Tomas Kozelsky

Tomas Kozelsky


Design Director



Tomas Kozelsky is Co-founder and Design Director at KOGAA, Tomas oversees the design solutions for each project, making sure they follow the company’s vision, client’s needs, as well as enriching the world of ­architecture.

With international experience in China, France, Germany, Holland and with a Master’s Degree from TU Delft in the Netherlands, Tomas Kozelsky is also the Co-Founder of the Next Institute, a platform for applied research in architecture and urbanism.

Tomas’s interest and knowledge on adaptive reuse projects brought him to currently pursue a PHD on the re-use of industrial facilities at the Brno Faculty of Architecture. With this know-how, KOGAA has become a local specialist for the adaptive re-use typology.

Articles featuring Tomas

The Social Reactor: How KOGAA Transformed a Factory into Their Own Creative Hub

Imagining what is possible with unused space in the city is a key skill of the architect. KOGAA proved this by self-initiating an adaptive re-use project which converted a neglected building into a vibrant creative hub for the entire urban neighborhood – and it also serves as their built business card bringing in new projects […]

Top 10 Emerging Architecture Practices of 2018

At the end of every year we take a look at some of the most promising emerging architecture practices that exemplify innovative and experimental aspects of the architectural profession. These enterprises often work across disciplines and scales, and manage to push the envelope despite their small size, geographical constraints or youth. We’ve compiled a list […]

The Archipreneur Report #01 is out now

The AEC industry is on the cusp of a technological transformation which will reshape its future. Over recent decades, the traditionally structured attitude of the architecture and building industry has stunted its growth and natural tendency to explore new territory as innovative thinkers and city shapers. The Archipreneur Report focuses on new trends, business and […]

Products featuring Tomas

Report #04

Architect and Developer:
A Case Study Handbook to Getting Started

In our Architect and Developer report you can read 10 interviews of practicing Architect and Developers who share their stories and how they got started with the first projects. Learn from their first-hand experiences and be inspired to start with your own project.

Report #01

Sensors for Cities
Architects as Inventors
UX for Space

In our first Archipreneur Insights issue we present several founders and industry leaders who are paving new ways of professional practice which creatively combine their architectural skillset with intersecting fields.

Quotes from Tomas

  • “We realized that when we are physically present here, the works are much faster”,..., “on top of our work in our architectural office, we worked extra hours on the construction and would just take our working gloves and go fix some lights.”
  • “When we started our project, we created the first public space here. Since our yard is open for about 10 hours per day, we put out greenery and chairs, and it can be used by anyone. If you are walking down the street and you just want to smoke a cigarette here, do it. If you want to use Wi-Fi, do it.”
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