Karel Hugo Kepka

Architect

Architect and teacher Karel Hugo Kepka Sr. was born in Pilsen on 26 July 1869. In 1887-93 he studied at the Czech University of Technology, where he later worked as a designer and assistant under Professor Jiří Pacold. In 1899 he moved to Brno, where he was appointed as a teacher at the Czech State Industrial School. In 1901 he became an associate professor at the Czech University of Technology in Brno, a professor of civil engineering in 1906. In 1908-09 and 1911-12 he held the office of the dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and served as rector in 1915-17. In 1919 he succeeded in having the fields of architecture and civil engineering separated; he became the first professor and the first dean for this specialization in 1920-21. He designed the Art Nouveau Sacred Heart Church in Brno - Husovice and the Kounice students' dormitory in 1922. He died in Brno on 30 June 1924.

Architect
Karel Hugo Kepka

Date of birth
26.7.1869 Plzeň

Deceased
30.6.1924 Brno

Literature
Jana Osolsobě, Bulletin Moravské Galerie v Brně, 2001