Ervin Taçi born on February 17, 1974, early matured with the art sensitivity in an artist family, co-founded Design Engineering Architecture Studio DEA Studio l.t.d in 2000. He is known for his innovative and ambitious projects, defying traditional architectural conventions and dimensions. He constantly introduces sustainable and social concepts in his designs and at the same time, tries to achieve a balance between the playful and practical approaches in architecture. Guest professor at Albanian Architecture Faculty in Tirana, Member of the Leading Board of Albanian Architecture Association (AAA) and CEO of DEA Studio l.t.d since its foundation, Ervin Taçi enjoys a wide reputation as urban designer and architect, after an intense series of awarded competitions and assigned works.
DEA Studio sh.p.k represents one of the most qualified and prestigious urban planning and architectural companies in Albania with a large portfolio of projects in Tirana, Albanian territory and abroad. The Company has more than 180 assigned projects from Albanian and International companies in specific architectural design works in and more than 130 finalized works. Many of which have been contracted by public institutions targeting public spaces and buildingssuch as: Masteplan of Vlora, Masteplan of Himara, Masterplan of Saranda, Masterplan of Konispol, Masterplan of Kashar (240ha), Lushnja city center revitalization Lot 1 & Lot 2, Qeparo waterfront Lot 1 & Lot 2, Durana Tirana-Durresi Economic Corridor lot (3), Korça Medieval Museum, Korça Theatre, “Korça bazaar and Iliaz Bej Mirahori Mosque square revitalization, Tirana Olympic Park masterplan, Sport hall “Feti Borova”, Albanian Olympic Committee offices, Maliq theatre and next to that a number of projects contracted by private clients like: industrial buildings Titan Cement Factory, Oil products terminal in Porto Romano, office buildings Albania Tower 136 m high, Reiffeisen headquarter in Tirana; hotels (“Hilton Hotel” of 200 rooms near “Mother Thereza” Airport, Intercontinental Hotel of 150 rooms near Lidosta Airport of Riga in Latvia; schools “Turgut Ozal” College, “Memorial International School of Tirana”, “Ernest Koliqi”, Jan Kukuzeli Art School in Durres, Jusuf Puka high school; religious buildings “Mosque and Community Center in Farka Commune, Islamic Learning Center, administration & mix-use in Shkodra and residential buildings and complexes with amongst others more than 70 apartment buildings and 22 villas projects.
DEA Studio has collaborated with well-known international architectural offices such as Hijjas Kasturi Architects, M.V.R.D.V, H.L.T. Henning Larsens Tegnestue, l’AUC, AtenaStudio, Bollson+Wilson and JDS Architects. Moreover, DEA Studio has been awarded as winner of open national competitions in 18 occasions and internationally awarded as winner in the international open international competition of“Durana Tirana-Durresi Economic Corridor”, Winner of “Borea Ski resort” in Peja, Kosovo, third place in the international competition “New Parliamentary complex of the Republic of Albania” and the third place in the international competition “Tirana Train Station Towers”.