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He works at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he researches human spaceflights. He also lives in Florida. He focuses on strategic planning and system design for humans in the extreme environment of the universe. In collaboration with NASA, he planned a base on Mars, worked on the design of the orbital Hotel Omicron. He has focused on the development of future dwellings in space. Along with his work in Florida, he is an active architect and today rather a consultant of architecture in the Czech Republic.
Ondřej graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, and then continued his postgraduate studies in Design Theory. While doing his doctoral research, he studied Space Management at the International Space University in Strasbourg. During his studies in Prague, he worked in a number of Prague´s studios and was an intern at the Parisian studio of the Italian architect Renzo Piano, the author of architectural projects such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He worked with him on London's skyscraper Shard and Paul Klee Museum. "I am grateful for this direct experience of top architecture: at that time I found the contemporary Czech architecture too manipulated by the subjectivity of clients, investors, and the bad legislative in the Czech Republic," he says. After finishing his doctorate and internship, which completed his studies at NASA's Ames Research Center in California, he began with a residential research at the International Space University in Strasbourg, where he specialized in human spaceflights. He is a chairman of the SACoS AIAA Standardization Committee and is in charge of the first standard that could define spacecraft typology and ontology under ANSI and ISO.