Balasz Jelinek, Project Director, Városliget Zrt. - Liget Budapest

Solving challanging and complex problems in the field of property development and architecture. At the moment acting as Head of Design and Project Director of the Liget Budapest ( project at Városliget Zrt., developing a 700 mEUR project including new museums and the complete renewal of the city park in Budapest. Understanding the complexity of the project, managing the parallel design processes in line with the high sustainability expectations whilst taking into consideration the lifetime cost effects of each decision are the most important aspects.
Working together with other departments such as PR and marketing and integrating their needs into the decisions of my directorate are also key issues to a succesful project.
Understanding the need of the project owners, advising them when setting the goals and meeting the expectation in the most effective way are my objectives.

Work Experience
Városliget Zrt. - Liget Budapest
February 2015 – Present (2 years 5 months)
Directing the major projects of Liget Budapest, leading a team of project managers and the contracted engineering consultancy company.

Leading the contract negotiations with the designers selected via design competitions, setting strategic directions and solving cost, time and quality related complex problems in the directed projects with the help of my team. Leading the compilation of the tender documentations, and supporting the decision making process of the board of the company. Supervising the construction of the major projects in Liget Budapest.

Key projects: New National Gallery, House of Hungarian Music, Museum of Ethnography, Museum of Transport, Olof Palme House, Operation Centre, Pavillion Park Városliget Zrt. - Liget Budapest
February 2016 – Present (1 year 5 months)
Coordinating the design processes of the whole Liget Budapest development. Being responsible for the general Client's Requirements regarding all the design processes, the uniformity of the delivered materials, the coordination of BREEAM Assessments, the development of design strategies (e.g. inclusive design, sustainability, etc.), the setting of design boundaries and the coordination of building permit processes.

In addition working closely together with the Operation department (life cycle aspect), participation in the communication of the project, supporting the company development of Városliget Zrt.

Key projects: Liget Budapest projects Városliget Zrt. - Liget Budapest
June 2014 – February 2015 (9 months)
Managing the International Design Competitions of Liget Budapest on the Client side including the open and the invited competitions with participants including Snohetta, SANAA, David Chipperfield, and others.
Developing the programme of the projects, connecting with international partners such as the British Museum.
Participating in the company development of the Városliget Zrt.

Key projects: House of Hungarian Music, Museum of Ethnography, New National Gallery, Hungarian Museum of Architecture, Museum of Photography

  Óbuda-Újlak Zrt.
May 2011 – June 2014 (3 years 2 months)
Project management, sustainability consultancy, cost consultancy

Managing BREEAM and LEED Assessments and sustainability consultancy services; communication with Client's representatives, managing and organising project green goals within the general project development processes (office and industrial projects).

Technical supervision, general project management, on-site management work on the Client side of the project (FTC Stadium).

Porject manager of one of the largest international architectural design competitions; 5 competitions, 480 entries received, part of the Liget Budapest project. Professional leadership of the development of the online management system of the competitions.

Key projects: Liget Budapest, Budapest; FTC Stadium, Budapest; Váci Corner Offices, Budapest; LEGO Manufacturing Plant, Nyíregyháza; Laurus Irodaházak, Budapest; Emonika City Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia; BUD: Office Center, Budapest; Hegyvidék Központ, Budapest Éping DV. 96 Kft.
July 2010 – May 2011 (11 months) Hungary
Participating in design development of building designs, computer based design work.
Key projects: Apartment house project, Eger; Single family houses, Szilvásvárad
GBCI - Green Business Certification Inc., License 10757125-AP-BD+C
March 2012 – March 2018

Universität Liechtenstein
Master’s Degree, Architecture - Sustainable DesignMaster’s Degree, Architecture - Sustainable Design
2009 – 2011
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Master’s Degree, Architectural EngineeringMaster’s Degree, Architectural Engineering
2004 – 2010

  Other Skills
  • Languages:        English – Fluent
                                               French – Basic
  • Membership:   LEED AP BD+C
License 10757125-AP-BD+C                                                                                      GBCI - Green Business Certification Inc.
  • House of inspiration                                                                                                                  
Book with 160 pages / VDM Verlag Müller
May of 2011