Frank Joseph Stockl Senior, was born 9 June 1942, in Szeged, Hungary. Stockl studied architecture at the University of Budapest. Following graduation, he lived in Britain and Germany. While working in the latter, Stockl won two design competitions. Stockl immigrated to Canada in 1967, working for many years with the City of Winnipeg, from which he retired in 1998. Beyond his work for the City, Stockl built and designed at least a dozen houses, while also building furniture. Frank Stockl passed away 10 May 2012.