Michel Rojkind to speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

Last Updated: June 5, 2012

Michel Rojkind to speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

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Michel Rojkind to speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

Michel Rojkind Halpert
Founding Partner, rojkind arquitectos
Founding Partner & Creative Lead, AGENT Strategic Intelligence Agency

Michel Rojkind founded rojkind arquitectos in 2002 with the idea of exploring new challenges that address contemporary society, of designing compelling experiences that go beyond mere functionality, and of connecting at a deeper level with the intricacies of each project.

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

He has been a visiting professor at SCI Arc in L.A. and at IACC in Barcelona, has participated as juror at several international awards and competitions and has lectured in many different countries. Besides being a member of the "SCI-Arc Future Initiatives Network", Rojkind was selected "Emerging Voices" New York, 2010. Part of his recent most representative lectures are "Architectural Record 's Innovation" in 2011, "TEDx", 2010, and "3rd Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction", 2010.

In 2010 Michel Rojkind was listed by the Los Angeles Times among "Faces to Watch in 2010", he was named one of the Country's Treasured Architects by the Mexican Civil Registry and was featured by ProMéxico Magazine as one of the "50 Mexican Names in the Global Creative Scene". 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.

rojkind arquitectos is a Mexico City - based innovative firm whose work spans across a diverse and global platform providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban strategies. It is nurtured by a multinational team, gathering experts from all fields that are involved in a highly collaborative, research and experimental based design process.

rojkind arquitectos has won several Honors and Awards, including Interior Design's Best of Year 2011 Award, as well as Arch Daily's Building of the Year 2011 Award. The firm was recognized by Architectural Record in 2005 as one of the ten best "Design Vanguard" firms. In 2010 Michel invited Gerardo Salinas, AIA to become the firm's frst partner.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE [Selection]
2011 - Altozano Tower, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
2011 - Liverpool Dept. Store, Interlomas, State of Mexico, Mexico
2011 - Cineteca Nacional del Siglo XXI, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 - Monte Miranda Master Plan, Queretaro, Mexico
2010 - National Archive Museum "Lecumberri", MexicoCity, Mexico
2010 - High Park, Monterrey, Mexico
2009 - R432, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - Tori Tori Restaurant, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - Bicentennial Arch Competition, Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - Tamayo Museum Atizapan Extension, State of Mexico, Mexico

[In collaboration with BIG]
2011 - Ordos 100, Gimme Shelter, Ordos, Mongolia
2008 - Nestlé Application Group, Queretaro, Mexico
2008 - Code Horizon Dubai, Dubai, UAE Nestlé Chocolate Museum, State of Mexico
2008 - Kuwait Cultural and Educational Center, Kuwait, Kuwait
2005 - Earth + Mark Tower, Toronto, Canada

Finalist in Open Competition
2006 Falcon Headquarters, Mexico City, Mexico

AWARDS [Selection]
2011 - Archdaily's Building of the Year
2011 - Award Winner for Tori Tori Restaurant
2011 - WAN Commercial Award, Shortlisted for Liverpool Interlomas Dept. Store
2011 - Interior Design's Best of Year
2011 - Award Winner for Tori Tori Restaurant
2011 - Marcus Prize, Nomination, USA
2010 - National Archive Museum "Lecumberri", Mexico City Honorable Mention, Invited Competition
2010 - Iakov Chernikhov Prize, Nomination, Russia
2009 - Tamayo Museum Atizapan Extension (In collaboration with BIG) 1st Prize, Invited Competition

EDUCATION
Studied Architecture, Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, Mexico 1994

AFILIATIONS
+ IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
+ "SCI-Arc Future Initiatives Network"

rojkind arquitectos
tamaulipas 30-piso12 col. condesa,
mexico, d.f. 06140
mexico t.+52 (55)5280.8521
info@rojkindarquitectos.com

For more information, please contact:
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
(213) 639-0764
will[@]aialosangeles.org

Last updated: 10-Dec-2012 08:33 AM
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