Graduate Architecture

Michel Rojkind, Rojkind

Monday, September 9, 2013 6:30pm
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Meyerson Hall, B1

Michel Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1989-1994).

In 2002 he founded rojkind arquitectos to explore new challenges addressing contemporary society - to design compelling experiences that go beyond mere functionality and to connect the intricacies of each project at a deeper level.

He has been short-listed to participate in several large-scale international projects, in Mexico, Canada, Kuwait, China, Dubai, Singapore and Spain.

He has been a visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in L.A. and at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IACC) in Barcelona. Rojkind has participated as juror for several international awards and competitions and has lectured in many different countries.

"We generate strategies that enhance the designs final result, nowadays a design proposal needs to find its full potential, it needs to have an added value, give something back to society..." Michel Rojkind

Rojkind has gained international acclaim by being featured in numerous well-known architectural publications. In 2011, he was named by Wallpaper*magazine as one of the "150 Movers, Shakers and Makers That Have Rocked the World in the Last 15 Years." The Los Angeles Times named Michel Rojkind among the "Faces to Watch in 2010." Also in 2010, Rojkind was selected as one of New York's "Emerging Voices."

His recent lectures at international conferences have also brought the firm notoriety: Architectural Record magazine's "Innovation," 2011; TEDx, 2010; and 3rd Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, 2010.

Perhaps two of the most meaningful commendations Rojkind has received are from his native country. In 2010, Rojkind was named as one of the "Country's Treasured Architects" by the Mexican Civil Registry and was featured byProMexico Magazine as one of the "50 Mexican Names in the Global Creative Scene."