Oleg Haman was born in 1960. He graduated from Czech Technical University in Architecture in 1984.He along with his partner Ales formed Casua in 1991. The atelier CASUA is a member, since 2007, of the European architectural network Equator European Architects and has been a founding partner of the Czech Green Building Council . He has done many projects and won many awards in the process including the Grand Prix OA. He has been the president of the Community of Architects from 2003.
The atelier CASUA was founded in 1991 by Ales Podebrad, a civil engineer, and by the architect Oleg Haman. Their objective was to build an atelier which would not only offer their own architectural ideas, but also their construction solutions, and this way, it would offer complex services to their customers. It is now 20 years that this objective has been successfully reached and the Atelier CASUA implemented a lot of successful projects.
The range of the offer is wide. CASUA generates projects of residential buildings, apartments complexes, offices, sport and leisure facilities, transport facilities, factories and also conversions of industrial districts – brownfields. This list does not only include new buildings. Among those projects are also refurbishment of buildings which belong to cultural heritage. CASUA is present in the field of urbanism, territorial planning and treats also specialized analysis. The study on high rise buildings in Prague (Study on the visual integrity of Prague historic core) was a part of the City Hall development strategy plan and was valued by UNESCO and recommended for other cities in Europe, which struggle between the heritage preservation and the needs of modern town. The Atelier is also engaged in interior design and in the effect of artworks in public spaces, in cooperation with the academic sculptor Michal Gabriel.
The atelier CASUA is a member, since 2007, of the European architectural network Equator European Architects and has been a founding partner of the Czech Green Building Council . Apart from its own creations, CASUA is active in public life, where it shares its experience through lectures, workshops and conferences, and spreads the idea of a „green“ architecture. CASUA also supports the young generation of architects, and is the sponsor of the student’s contest „Oloveny Dusan“, where it offers, as the main price, a foreign internship.