Dezsö Ekler, architect, was born at Szombathely, Hungary, in 1953. After graduating, he studied urban sociology and worked for some years with his teacher and mentor Imre Makovecz. In 1991 he established his own practice. He has lectured at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts and the Department of Urban Building and History of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology. A member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts since 2000, he has won recognition both in Hungary and abroad, with awards such as the Premio Piranesi (1989), the Premio Andrea Palladio (1991), and the ybl Prize (1994). He has been a speaker at numerous architectural conventions in Hungary and abroad and displayed his work in collective exhibitions and one-man shows.
His best-known and most significant works included the Harangodi Folk Art Camp at Nagykálló (1986-91); the premises of the University of Agriculture at Kaposvár (1988); the wineries of Disznókö Rt. (1993-95) and Neszmély Rt. (1994); an office building at Hneger utca, Budapest (1999); an office building at Budaörs, Terrapark (2000-01); the College Central Library of Szombathely (2001); Primary School at Pécel (2002).