Biography

François Jean Victor VALENTINY

1968Studies of joiner
1975Studies of Architecture at the University «Ecole d’architecture de Nancy», 
France and the «Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien», Austria
1980Diplome « Magister architecturae »
1980Founding of the architects’ office Hermann & Valentiny in Luxembourg 
and Vienna
1980, 1981Assistant at the «International Summer Academy» in Salzburg
1987–1992Visiting Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, 
Department of Architecture
1991First representative of Luxembourg at the Biennale of Architecture in 
Venice, Italy
1991-1994Member of the Design Advisory Committee, City of Salzburg, Austria
1997-2006   Member of the Architecture and Urban Advisory Committee, City of Trier, 
Germany
2000-2005Member of the Advisory Committee «Deutsches Architektur Museum» 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Since 2002Founder and publisher of the first Luxembourgish architectural magazine 
A-DATO
2003-2007Member to the board of directors, Foundation of Architecture and 
Engineering, Luxembourg
2004+2006 Luxembourg’s Commissioner at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, 
 Italy 
2006-2007President of the Foundation of Architecture and Engineering, Luxembourg
Since 2009Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzbourg
2010Co-founder of the festival «Musica em Trancoso – MeT» , Trancoso, Brazil
2011Chair as Master Professor at «De Tao Master Academy», Peking, China, 
« Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts »



 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1980Sponsorship award by the Federal Ministry for Science and Research, 
Vienna, Austria
1988                    Award for the most beautiful construction in steel, CBLIA Staalprijs - 
Brussels
1989Luxembourg’s Architectural Award for the most beautiful realisation in concrete
1994German state prize in the field of planning and design
1995Architectural Award of Sachsen-Anhalt, German
1998Luxembourg’s Architectural Award for the best concrete building
2007Gold decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria
2007Honored for his overall architectural oeuvre in the Grand Duchy of     Luxembourg and Abroad



 

 

“Searching for this expression is dramatic and it
is the result of a harsh internal battle. „