Five decades of dedication to architecture: Martin Guleski’s work has been honored with the SHARE OMNIA AWARDS
Prof. Dr. Martin Guleski was honored with the SHARE OPERA OMNIA award, for his valuable contribution in the field of architecture and scientific research, and as one of Macedonia’s most eminent and influential personalities in the field of architecture, who has inspired many generations of young architects in the Republic of North Macedonia.
He was awarded on the 15th of November, the SHARE Skopje 2022 Forum. The award was handed out by Martin Panovski, Former President of the Association of Architects of Macedonia, Misko Ralev, Dean of the UACS School of Architecture and Design, President of the Association of Architects in Macedonia, and Kristinka Radevski, President of the Chamber of Certified Architects and Certified Engineers of the Republic of Macedonia.
In honor of Prof. Dr. Martin Guleski, on the occasion of the SHARE OMNIA Award,
”Prof. Guleski was born in 1945 in Strumitsa. He graduated in 1969 at the Lviv Polytechnic National University. After graduation he gain his first working experience as a practicing architect with Pelagonija proekt from 1969 to 1972. His path to the academic world started in 1972 when he was elected as an Assistant at the Department of Architectural Design of the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He continued to develop his academic accomplishments and in 1986 he got his master thesis from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade.
His one-year stay at the Moscow Architectural Institute, USSR enhanced his interest in the avant-garde Soviet architecture. In 1991 he got his doctoral degree defending the dissertation “The problems of flexibility of the space of multipurpose culture buildings” from the Faculty of Architecture at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He continued his academic work at the Faculty of Architecture until 2010. From 1992 to 2010 he was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the same university. From 2010 tol 2019 he was teaching at the School of Architecture and Design of the University American College Skopje.
In 2003 he became he was appointed Ambassador of Republic of Macedonia to Ukraine. With Atelje Ajvar from 1976 until 2002, Guleski designed ojbects for competitions and commissioned projects with various programs, for which he received many awards. The result of the work with Atelje Ajvar was shown on two exibitions, held in 1981 and 2001. On the 2008 and 2010 Venice Biennale, Guleski was part of the teams that represented the Republic of North Macedonia. For the project Nova high-school, alongside with professor Vlatko Korobar, he received the two most prestigious awards in North Macedonia, the Grand Annual Award of AAM in 2000 and the Grand Prix Award of the Macedonian Biennale in 2002. For his contribution and lifetime dedication to architecture in 2015 he was awarded with the Andrea Damjanov lifetime achievement award, promoting him a member of the Academy of Architecture of the Association of Architects of Macedonia.
Along with his academic career he has been developing his architectural practice, which has resulted with more than 150 projects and 70 competitions. His collaboration with some of our most eminent architects and professors is an example that architecture as a team work does not jeopardize one’s own unique identity and character. His work demonstrates a combination of qualities of talent, vision and commitment, put together in the multiple layers of what architecture should be: practicing, teaching, competition, team work, publishing and unselfish dedication to the well-being of the profession through his engagement in the Association of Architects.
Maybe the best way to describe Guleski’s work is an architecture which is created at the intersection of science and art. The sum of his work builds an incredible body of knowledge for future generations”,
Martin Panovski, Former President of Association of Architects of Macedonia, Member of CCA CEE, Founder, Chief Architect, RADiUs architects doo Skopje.
SHARE OMNIA AWARDS celebarates the noteworthy achievements in the fields of architecture, as well as for the role played in the development of significant architectural projects throughout the entire career. The gallery of SHARE – Opera OMNIA laureates includes so far Trajko Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Petraq Kolevica (Albania), Mimoza Nestorova Tomić (North Macedonia), Maks Velo (Albania), Špela Videćnik (Slovenia), Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther (Hungary), Alexandru Beldiman (Romania), Aleksandar Stjepanovic (Serbia), Atanas Panov (Bulgaria), Romuald Loegler (Poland), Nicos Valsamakis (Greece), Csaba Nagy & Károly Pólus (Hungary), Sali Spahiu (Kosovo), Atelier 4 founded by Tamara Eftimi (Albania), Vedina Babahmetović (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dimitris Antonakakis (Greece), Ivo Petrov (Bulgaria) and Gheorghe Hereș (Romania).
SHARE Architects Network – Connecting architects and contractors in Central and South Eastern Europe
The fifth edition of the International Architecture and Engineering Forum, SHARE Skopje 2022, took place on 15 November at the Macedonian Philharmonic. The event gathered in Skopje speakers from UK, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania and North Macedonia.
SHARE Architects Forums have become, over the past 25 years, an essential networking platform for architects and contractors in Central and South Eastern Europe. SHARE creates an effective platform for knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the architectural phenomenon of the contemporary architecture. Currently, SHARE Architects events take place in 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, and the SHARE Architects community counts more than 50,000 members from all over the world.