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Istvan Kovacs

Associate Architect


DFS inc. Architecture & Design


Thirty-six (36) years experience in architecture & historic preservation; trained in Europe within workshops and on heritage sites in Italy and Germany; extended international experience in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East; solid technical skills and knowledge of construction practices and details; respect and use of heritage theories and principles in practice; extended heritage site survey and high quality of work, (recipient of Awards of excellence); mortar expert, including developing custom mortar recipes based on originals; stone expert, organizer and speaker at symposiums in quarries and carving workshops; educating new generation of heritage professionals - master court at University of Montreal; working with heritage organisations, Icomos, APTI, Rilem; public visits and heritage tour with the City of Montreal; multi-lingual - English, French, German, Russian and Hungarian.