architect, urban planner, since 1995, been running Konior Studio architectural office.Born in Żywiec in 1968. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology. Co-author of over 100 designs and projects for which he has won more than 30 awards in national and international competitions. He has received recognition especially for public buildings: schools, universities, concert halls and office buildings. The best-known and the most award-winning project is the Center of Science and Music Education “Symfonia” (“Symphony”) at the Academy of Music in Katowice. The building has received, among others, SARP Award of the Year 2008 – the highest award given by the Association of Polish Architects SARP, Award For the Most Friendly And Accessible For All Public Project given by the International Union of Architects (2008). Together with the team, won the competition for the redevelopment of the city centre of Katowice (2006) and the international architectural competition for the seat of the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (2008) – so far the biggest design and realisation challenge (2014). The first Polish winner of the Leonardo Award – International Biennale of Young Architects in Minsk (2007), the BCC award – Caesars of Silesian Business (2013) and the Prize of the Mayor of Katowice in the field of culture (2014). Member of the Silesian Regional Chamber of Architects, the Association of Polish Architects SARP. Head of the Coordination Team of Competition Judges at the SARP Main Board (2012 to 2015). Co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary City. Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2013 to 2018). Enthusiast of classical music and historical cities where he travels with passion.