„Organic architecture seeks a superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
Fallingwater house, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, USA
A-graf architectural studio, established and run by Marek Schab, a graduate of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Design of the Cracow University of Technology, has been continually active on the market since 1995 and since 2003 has been operating from its premises located at 23 Legionów Piłsudskiego Street, in the Old Podgórze District of Cracow.
A-graf architectural studio provides a full range of design and advisory services, starting from choosing a building plot, going through obtaining planning and building permits, until effective completion of an investment and post-executive control by the County Building Supervision Inspectorate. We offer comprehensive individual designs as well as adjustments of standard designs, which always come with a complete set of all the arrangements required. We prepare the analyses of the conformity of projects with local zoning decisions. We also make plan feasibility studies of intended projects, run inventories and separating premises projects.
We have acquired a great experience in designing single and multi-family buildings, commercial and industrial constructions as well as in running reconstruction projects of historic buildings held under the heritage conservator supervision.
Up till the present moment, we have completed about twenty adaptations and superstructures of apartment buildings in Cracow. We take pride in having realized a number of detached houses projects, single and multi-family residential complexes as well as service buildings. Both, private individuals and developers (with whom we have carried out projects of 30,000m2 floor area) constitute our studio’s core contractual partners.
We may also point to various projects in the healthcare sector such as computed tomography units in several clinics in Malopolska region. We have realized some design projects for Cracow’s Education Board , for the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy and for the Jagiellonian University, among them a highly specialized project of the reconstruction and adaptation of the facilities for AMSK (accelerator mass spectroscopy) laboratory on the premises of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University.
We collaborate with experienced construction designers, surveyors, geologists, with experts in the field of central heating, water and sewage, and electrical systems, as well as with assessors in the area of occupational health and safety, fire safety and protection, and sanitary safety. We supply author supervision services in the facilities designed by our studio. We often provide legal services and help investors in the process of legalization of illegal buildings.
We create architecture adjusted to our clients’ individual and specific expectations, irrespective of the scale of a venture. We are entirely committed to finding a best solution suited to our clients’ needs and to the context of given locations. Our experience, knowledge and passion enable us to provide the highest standard of all the services offered.
Marek Schab – MSc eng. architect
Graduate of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Design of the Cracow University of Technology (1993) Founder, owner and leading architect of A-graf architectural studio, operating on the market since 1995 Holder of a licence within architecture to design without limitations (No.214/2001) Member of Malopolska Regional Chamber of Architects (MP-0517)
Małgorzata Schab- MSc eng. Architect
Graduate of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Design of the Cracow University of Technology (1993).
Zbigniew Schab - MSc eng.
Graduate of the Department of Sanitary Engineering and Water Management.(1993) of the Cracow University of Technology.