Emerging Voices winner profile

rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos | Nestle Chocolate Museum, Toluca, Mexico, 2007. Credit: Paúl Rivera

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

rojkind arquitectos won a 2010 award.

Michel Rojkind founded rojikind arquitectos in Mexico City in 2002. The firm finds “new directions in architectural practice–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.” The office’s built work includes the PR34 House and Falcon Headquarters, both in Mexico City; Nestle Chocolate Museum in Toluca, Mexico; and the Nestle Application Group in Queretaro, Mexico. Ongoing projects include Code Horizon, Dubai; Pulse Tower, Monterrey; and Tori Tori Restaurant, Mexico City.

rojkind arquitectos was featured in Architectural Record’s 2005 Design Vanguard and is the recipient of the Iaakov Chernikov Prize, and was nominated for the Marcus Prize and the Ordos Prize. Widely exhibited, the firm’s work has been included in the traveling exhibition, “Contemporary Mexican Architectures,” the 2008 Venice Biennale, and the Vitra exhibition, “Open House: Intelligent Living by Design,” as part of the World Forum of Architecture and Design in Essen, Germany. Rojkind studied architecture and urban planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. The firm’s work has also been included in numerous book surveys and publications including Abitare, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Domus, and Dwell.