Dezső Ekler, architect, was born in 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, he is a university professor at the István Széchenyi University in Győr.
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), the Ybl Prize (1994) and Prima Prize (2003), he received qualification as a lecturer in 2005.
He has been a speaker at numerous architectural conventions in Hungary and abroad and displayed his works in collective exhibitions and one-man shows. His articles often appear in Hungarian and foreign publications. He participated in Alessi’s Tea and Coffee Towers project (2000-2003) as one of the invited architects. In 2005 he planned espresso cups for serial production for the Alessi.
His best-known and most significant works included the Folk Art Camp at Nagykálló (1986-91), the premises of the University of Agriculture at Kaposvár (1988), the wineries of AXA at Disznókő (1993-95) and HILLTOP Inc. at Neszmély (1994), an office building at Henger utca, Budapest (1999), office buildings, Budaörs, Terrapark (2000-2001), the Primary School, Pécel and the building of the Goethe Institution (2002), the office building Krisztina Palace in Budapest (2005), and the Eszterháza Reception Building, Fertőd (2007).
His book, Man and his house, was published in 2000.