Michel Rojkind is Design Principal and Founder of Rojkind Arquitectos based in Mexico City.
The firm was established to explore new challenges that address contemporary society, to design compelling experiences that go beyond mere functionality, and to connect at a deeper level with the intricacies of each project. Rojkind Arquitectos was recognized by Architectural Record as one of the leading ten “Design Vanguard” firms in 2005.
Michael Rojkind studied architecture and urban planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1989-1994). After working independently for several years, he established Adria+Broid+Rojkind (1998-2002) with Isaac Broid and Miquel Adria. His work seeks new directions in architectural practice by evoking common identities through the exploration of uncharted geometries that address questions of space, function, technology, materials, structure, and construction methods related directly to geography, climate and local urban experiences.
Michel Rojkind’s design for the Nestlé Chocolate Museum, Touca, Mexico was awarded the International Architecture Award (2008) as one of the best realized designs around the world in 2007, and was nominated for the British Museum Award (2008) for the ten best buildings of 2007. He has contributed to Contemporary Corporate Architecture (2009), Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture (2009) and Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living (2006).
With Arturo Ortiz Struck, Derek Dellekamp and Tatiana Bilbbao, Michel Rojkind established MXDF Urban Research Center (2004). The aim of the non-profit Organization is to intervene in specific areas of the urban development, modifying the production of urban space in Mexico through the systematic study of social, political, environmental, global and cultural conditions. He has been a jury member at World Architecture News (WAN), World Architecture Festival (WAF), and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) “Self Sufficient City” competition.
Michel Rojkind was listed amongst the “Faces to Watch in 2010” by the Los Angeles Times, is a member of the SCI-Arc Future Initiatives. Rojkind Arquitectos was selected by The Architectural League to contribute to the annual Emerging Voices lecture series which recognizes and encourages architects who are beginning to achieve prominence in the profession.
Michel Rojkind presented a keynote address at the 3rd International Holcim Forum 2010 in Mexico City. He was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2011.