Ján Stempel, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, earned his first practical experience at the now legendary SIAL studio. The winning design for and subsequent realization of the Czechoslovak pavilion for Expo ’92 in Seville formed the impetus for the creation of the A.D.N.S. architecture studio. In 2004, after many years with the company, Stempel quit his partnership and began to work on his own. Since 2006, he has been a studio head at Czech Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture in Prague. In 2008, he founded Stempel Tesař architekti with Jan Jakub Tesař, who attended a prestigious university in the Dutch town of Delft and also studied at Czech Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture in Prague. During his time in the Netherlands, he worked for the renowned office of Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur.