Michel Rojkind is the founding partner of Rojkind Arquitectos and according to Forbes Life a representative of a Mexican generation of architects transforming the country. Michel was born in Mexico City, where he took courses in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1989-1994). In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos. Since then, the firm has been on a strong path of innovation and exploration of architectural programs and building techniques, successfully translating the complex forms of these new ideas into realities that can be built with local manufacturing skills. His office was recognized by Architectural Record in 2005 as one of the best ten Design Vanguard firms.
By pursuing all projects that represent a particular design challenge, Rojkind Arquitectos has been able to develop a wide and ever-growing spectrum of design initiatives, from the intimacies of small objects to the intricacies of large buildings and master plans. Recently Michel Rojkind has been short-listed to participate in several large-scale international projects, in countries including Mexico, Canada, Kuwait, China, Dubai, Singapore and Spain.
In addition to being a regular contributor in several architectural and design publications in books, magazines, newspapers and websites from all over the world, he has served as guest editor in different architectural and art magazines.
Michel Rojkind’s design for the Nestlé Chocolate Museum, Toluca, 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).