Milan Heger talk at IADT-Seattle - March 5, 2008

February 28, 2008

IADT- Seattle Launches Lecture Series 2008 with the International Artist, Architect and Designer Milan Heger

Seattle, (February 28, 2008) – The International Academy of Design & Technology in Seattle (IADT - Seattle) is excited to announce the Lecture Series 2008 that will bring some of the finest professional talent to the Seattle campus. This year's guest lecturers have a wide range of expertise, from interior design and green building to digital media production and art.

The first guest of the season is the artist, architect and designer Milan Heger, who will speak to the IADT-Seattle community on site at 6:30pm on Wednesday March 5th. Originally from what is now known as the Czech Republic, Milan Heger is internationally recognized as an expert in multi-disciplinary design: art, architecture, interiors, and furniture. He owns an architecture and design firm in Seattle, Heger Architecture, and has recently launched his own line of furniture called the Artifacts collection.

Milan's lecture will focus on "Integration of Art in Interior Design." He will show multiple examples of how, when fine art and objects are used in interior design and in architecture, the bar is set for a superb outcome and outstanding results.

Born in communist Czechoslovakia, Milan grew up in a highly censored and restricted community. Later, he left Czechoslovakia to study fine art in Budapest, Hungary, under Ernest Fischer, and then to study architecture at the Technical Institute in Bratislava. After completing his architectural training, Milan founded the private design firm in a communist setting, FreeART, which focused on design, interiors, and architecture.

In 1989, Milan Heger accepted a visiting professor position at the University of Hawaii, where he taught for two years. After completing the visiting professorship in Hawaii, Mr. Heger briefly returned to Czechoslovakia to participate in the change of regime during the Velvet Revolution. After returning to Hawaii and working as an architect for a number of years, Milan moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1997 to open his own architecture and design firm.

Milan Heger is a frequent lecturer on design, art, and architecture. He also teaches at his alma mater, the Technical Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. Aside from being extremely conversant in English, Milan is fluent in Czech, Russian, German, French and Italian.

An example of his work in furniture design, the coffee bean chair, is currently on display from now through March 31st at the Drop City Gallery located on the lower level of 964 Denny Way in Seattle, Washington as part of the "Take a Seat" challenge that engaged fifteen artists, architects and craftsmen to design and build one-of-a-kind chairs from recycled and/or salvaged materials. Beginning March 12th, the Patricia Cameron Gallery will show Milan Heger's latest work. Here Live the Lions, which translates from the Latin hic sunt leones, is a collection mixed media on paper and on canvas that examines previously unexplored territories to fulfill the human quest to find spirituality in today's postmodern technology-driven age.

Milan Heger's lecture will take place Wednesday March 5th at 6:30pm PM. Please RSVP to Laura Nielsen

NOTE to EDITORS and PRODUCERS: Milan Heger is available for interview. Contact Patricia Vaccarino, 206 979 3380,

About Academy – Seattle
The International Academy of Design & Technology provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. At the Academy, students are part of an energetic community that shares ideas, solves problems, and finds new ways to approach work today and in the future. While enrolled at the Academy, each student is given an opportunity to grow vocationally, intellectually and professionally.

The Seattle campus, which opened in 2004, offers a variety of Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media Production, Fashion Merchandising and Game Design & Development. Both credential levels are not available for all programs. The International Academy of Design & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information on Academy - Seattle, call 206.575.1865 or visit