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Vincent Robert Marani, AIA


Marani Architects is a leading architecture design firm located in Prague, founded in 2015 by Vincent Marani AIA. With over 34 years of experience in the industry, including his time working at Murphy/Jahn Architects in Chicago and as a partner at Cigler Marani Architects in Prague and Moscow, Vincent brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company.

At Marani Architects, we believe that good design should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and sustainable. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of service and support, taking care of every aspect of the design process, from schematic design to construction supervision, including even the smallest details.

Our team of experienced architects and designers are dedicated to delivering exceptional results on each and every project. Whether it’s a large-scale international project or a small, local design, we are committed to providing our clients with innovative and functional solutions that meet their needs and exceed their expectations.

At Marani Architects, we are passionate about our work and committed to providing the highest quality design services. If you’re looking for a partner to help bring your vision to life, look no further than Marani Architects.



Work History

Vincent Marani AIA is an accomplished architect with over 34 years of experience in the field. He began his career in Chicago at Murphy/Jahn Architects, where he worked on projects in Chicago, Munich, and Berlin. In 2001, Vincent teamed up with Jakub Cigler to establish Cigler Marani Architects, with offices in Prague and Moscow.

Work Experience:

  • Murphy/Jahn Architects, Chicago
    • Architect, 1990-2001
    • Worked on large-scale international projects in Chicago, Munich, and Berlin
  • Cigler Marani Architects, Prague and Moscow
    • Partner and Architect, 2001-2015
    • Managed design and construction teams on a variety of projects in Europe and Russia
  • Marani Architects, Prague
    • Principle and Founder, 2015-Present
    • Provides all phases of design, from schematic design to construction supervision, and oversees all aspects of the company’s operations and growth

Key Skills and Accomplishments:

  • Extensive experience in large-scale international architectural design projects
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality results on time and within budget
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with a talent for building and mentoring teams
  • Passionate about design and dedicated to providing clients with the best possible service and support.

Vincent’s extensive experience and passion for architecture make him a valuable asset to any project. His dedication to quality, combined with his leadership and management skills, ensure that clients receive the best possible results.


Completed projects

Vincent has been responsible for project management and technical development of various systems during his involvement in a range of construction and renovation projects in Europe and in the United States:
– Sony Center, Berlin, Germany (214,000 sqm commercial, office and retail development)
– Munich Airport Center, Munich, Germany (100,000 sqm office building)
– Munich Order Center, Munich, Germany (100,000sqm office and convention centre)
– 120 North LaSalle, Chicago, USA (50,000sqm 40-story office building)
– Principal Financial Group Corporate Office, Des Moines USA (50,000sqm office space)
– 2009 – 2012 Digital Park II and III in Bratislava, Slovakia (Dušan Jurkovič Award 2009)
– 2012 Sofia Airport Centre, Bulgaria
– 2015 Com City, Moscow

Recently realized projects in Czech Republic:
– 2000 – 2012 190,000 sqm The Park in Prague
– 2003 Portheimka Center, Prague
– 2008 Radio Free Europe headquarters, Prague
– 2013 Predboj Villas
– 2013 Dolni Brezany Villa
– 2014 Florentium
– 2014 Quadrio
– 2017 Arendon Office Interior
– 2022 VIA UNA


Public tenders

– 2nd place – Invalidovna – Prague, Czech Republic
– 1st place – Ichthys Office Building, BB Center, Prague, Czech Republic
– 3rd place -Bratislava Business Centre, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
– 1st place – Quadrio office apartment retail center located above the Národní Metro Station, Spálená, Prague 1, Czech Republic
– 1st place – ‘revitalization of Wenceslas Square‘ in Prague downtown, Czech Republic
– 1st place – ‘reconstruction of Průmyslový palace, Prague 7, Czech Republic
– 2nd place – ‘Čulenova – New City Centre‘, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Accreditation & Achievements

​- 1984-1989 ​Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
– 1995 ​​Registered Architect, Illinois, USA
– 1995 ​​Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), European Chapter
– 2009 ​​Founding Member of the Czech Green Building Council
– 2009 – 2015 Member of Board of Directors, Czech Green Building Council
– 2009 – 2013 ​Member of Board of Directors, AIA Continental Europe
– 2009 Dušan Jurkovič Award, Slovack Architects Society, Digital Park
– 2013 ​​President, AIA European Chapter
– 2015 AIA Continental Europe Design Awards, Villa Dolni Brezany
– 2016 – Present Inspirli Awards, Chairperson Urban Design Jury
– 2018 NÁBYTEK ROKU 2018, furniture award, Marani Collection
– 2021 International Property Award – Best International Office Development – Comm City
– 2022 European Property Awards – Best Mixed Use Architecture Czech Republic – VIA UNA
– 2022 Best of Realty – Office Architecture – Silver Medal – VIA UNA
– 2022 International Property Award – Best Mixed Use Architecture Europe – VIA UNA
– 2022 International Property Award – Best International Mixed Use Architecture – VIA UNA