Architect, co-founder and rector of the POLIS University in Tirana and member of the Committee of Experts of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2014 edition.
The architect Besnik Alia, co-founder and vice-chancellor of the POLIS University of Tirana, teaches Urban Projects at the International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies. He has been advisor to the Albanian Ministry of Territory, Tourism and Property and guest professor at the University of Arts in Tirana, the Università Politecnica delle Marche of Ancona, the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tirana, the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Architecture Museum of Stockholm, the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel and the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna Architecture Centre). He has also been editor of Forum A+P, an Albanian publication on architecture and urban projects and he writes scientific articles as well as pieces for the Albanian press. Furthermore, he is programme director for the Tirana Architecture Week (TAW) and the Tirana Design Week (TDW). Besnik has been a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2014 award.
[Last update: February 2014]