Gražina Janulytė – Bernotienė was born in Kaunas on April 27, 1951. She graduated from Kaunas J. Naujalis Secondary School in 1968 and finished the studies at Vilnius Engineering and Construction Institute in 1973. In 1975 – 1980 she obtained the post-graduate degree at the Lithuanian Construction and Architecture Scientific Research Institute in Kaunas (LSAMTI). In 1973 – 1995 she worked as the head of the architects’ group at Kaunas City Construction and Design Institute. From 1993 the architect has been heading a private architecture and design studio. She is a lecturer at Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Landscape Management (Docent), a member of the Lithuanian Architects’ Union, Kaunas Branch, a member of Kaunas Urbanism and Architecture Council. She participates in the preparation of republic seminars and exhibitions, while solving issues of Kaunas city urbane management, search for architectural ideas and quality actively.


Major projects

Reconstruction of Rectors’ Office of Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, 2000.

Competitive project of the church of the Hill of Crosses, 2000 (3rd prize).

Administrative building of SODRA, Kaunas, 2001.

Reconstruction of the National M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, 2002.

Warehouses and administrative building of GNT Lietuva UAB, Kumpiai village, Kaunas district, 2003.

Reconstruction of the main building of Ekranas AB, Panevėžys, 2003.

KMU Faculty of Pharmacy with educational drugstore, project, Kaunas, 2004.

Vytautas Magnus University library and study centre, project, Kaunas, 2005.

Multi-apartment residential house in Putvinskio Str., project, Kaunas, 2005.

Country villa in Zapyškis, Kaunas district, 2006.

Competitive project of Klaipėda yacht port, 2006 (2nd prize).

Quarter of multi-apartment residential houses in Kalniečiai, Kaunas, project, 2006.

Farmer’s homestead adapted to country-side tourism, Trakai district, project, 2006.

KMU library and information centre, Kaunas, 2007.

Marijampolė cultural centre, 2007.

Competitive project of Juodkrantė yacht port, 2007 (3rd prize).

Reconstruction of the National M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum and new library, Kaunas, 2007

Awards, achievements

2000 – 3rd prize in KNAUF contest “For Functionality of KNAUF System”.

2002 – 1st prize in KNAUF contest “For Čiurlionis Culture”.

2003 – diploma at the exhibition of architectural design “Detail” “For professionally, architecturally perfectly and irreproachably implemented interior details at M.K.Čiurlionis Art Gallery in Kaunas”.

2003 – diploma at the exhibition “Lithuanian Architecture: Look at Oneself“ “For the Reconstruction of M.K.Čiurlionis Gallery in Kaunas”.

2007 – diploma of interior of the year at the exhibition of July 1 “Architecture: Kaunas‘07”.

2007 – Nomination of “Architect of the Year” for projects of Kaunas University of Medicine Library, creation of Marijampolė Cultural Centre, reconstruction of M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum.