Office History

Our office has been established in 1991 of three architects, Csaba Orbán, Géza Szőkedencsi and György Töős.
Before we started our private practice, we all gained experience in large Hungarian architect’ offices and also abroad – in Germany and in the Netherlands. Now our office has a staff of ten full time architects – besides the three partners – supported by the latest ArchiCad Cad system and a secretariat.
As usual in Hungary, we have eight architects working as employees and another two free-lance architects work for us by contract. We use Archicad 10 architectural software in a computer network backed by a big capacity server. We can print our designs in A0 format – also in colored style. We support the success of the investment with several detail plans, and continuous on-site consulting. We also have responsible designer’s insurance.
For communication we use e-mail. Our office is located in the heart of Budapest.
In the first three years of Artonic we made several plans for a German client – some of them have been built.
One of our largest building so far is the National Rehabilitation Center in Budapest with its 32.000 square meter area, a 300 bed capacity hospital for disabled people. We have won this commission by winning a national design competition.
We intend to represent architectural and visual quality in our design and in the same time use all the necessary engineer expertise as well. Our main principle is responsibility. That might be the reason that we have clients coming back to us.
In the past years we had clients of international real estate development companies such as AIG Lincoln from the USA, IVG-DTI from Germany, or Village Roadshow of Australia. In the Infopark project the design team is also international, we work together with Assmann B+P GmbH. We are able to communicate both in English and German language.
We have not specialized in a narrow field of kind of tasks. In our portfolio you can find residential projects, logistic centers, industrial developments, hospital, theatre, multiplex cinemas.
Artonic used to undertake the complete design of the project, but we also do “just” the architectural and interior design in a house. We choose engineers according to the type of task and subcontract them. During the last 15 years we worked with several engineer offices, that is one of the reasons, that we can provide good quality and responsible service in the wide range of the design tasks.