The studio’s objective is to find unique answers to their client’s unique requests
Together with the team, they realized a number of projects of various types and sizes. Their buildings are distinguished by an authentic detail-oriented design with a strong connection to the place. During the design process, the emphasis is focused on the dialogue with the client, clear operational links, and the construction details. They are looking for timeless design solutions, unique spatial concepts, and costs appropriate to the client´s intentions.
The OVA team has grown to more than twenty full-time members including the office’s partner and authorised architect Ondřej Králík. Their project for Lasvit headquarters has won the Czech Architecture Award 2020 and with their Community House in Slavonice, they were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award for architecture. Štěpán has been leading the Valouch-Stibral studio at the Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague, since 2020, while Jiří is a member of the scientific and artistic council at the same institution.
Jiří Opočenský and Štěpán Valouch established the architectural office OVA in 2007.