Dr. Peter Magyar, RIBA, AHA, CHA
Dr. Peter Magyar, a registered chief-architect in Hungary and in Europe, came to K-State in 2007 as department head (and functioned in that position till 2011). Before, at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale, he was the founding director of the School of Architecture. Previously he was also head of the Department of Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University. He has held faculty positions at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; Auburn University (as the Burlington Distinguished Professor); the University of Cincinnati; the University of Monterrey, Mexico; and was a guest professor at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Magyar holds a Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture and Urban Design degrees, with distinctions, from the University of Budapest, Hungary. In 2011, he was distinguished with the Pro Architectura Hungarica Medal by the Chamber and Association of Hungarian Architects. He is also member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He authored several international architectural competitions, and served as design consultant for numerous built and unbuilt projects. He published eight books, and scholarly articles in international journals. His area of research entails the cognitive and intuitive aspects of design processes, and applied topology, in the analysis, classification and articulation of architectural and urban design. With the exception of Australia, he lectured and conducted workshops on every Continent. Through his thousands of drawings, he investigates the transformation of spirit to matter.