Michel Rojkind (b. Mexico City, 1969) studied architecture and urban planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1989-1994). He is a member of the National Academy of Architecture and the National System of Creators (FONCA). He has been a visiting professor at IACC in Barcelona, SCI-Arc, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Rojkind has served as a member of the jury for multiple international awards and has delivered lectures around the globe.
In 2002, he established Rojkind Arquitectos, a Mexico City-based creative studio for design, business tactics, and experiential innovation processes. The practice creates urban strategies and architectural solutions that transform contemporary challenges into design opportunities. They also create personalized experiences for each client and user by collaborating with specialists from all fields. In Mexico, his built projects stand out: The Nestle Chocolate Museum (2007), The National Film Institute (2012), HighPark Monterrey (2015), Mercado Roma (2014), the house of the Boca del Rio Philharmonic “Foro Boca” (2017) and The Ledger (2022). His work has been featured in numerous books and magazines worldwide, such as The New York Times, Wallpaper, Architectural League of New York, Architectural Digest, Líderes Mexicanos, Forbes, among others.
In 2005, Rojkind Arquitectos was one of ten firms selected as Architectural Record’s “Design Vanguard” of the year. In 2010 he won Emerging Voices, organized by the Architectural League of New York. In 2010, the Los Angeles Times named Michel Rojkind as one of the “people to watch.” In 2011, Wallpaper magazine named him as one of the “150 Movers, Shakers, and Makers That Have Rocked the World in the Last 15 Years.” In 2013, Forbes recognized him as “one of the most influential architects in the contemporary Mexican scene.” In 2017, The New York Times included Rojkind as part of “A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed.” In 2021, 000M magazine named Rojkind #23 of the 100 Most Inspiring People of 2020. In 2022, Líderes Mexicanos magazine included him — for the fourth year in a row — in its list, “The 300 most influential Mexican leaders.” Forbes Mexico also included him in its list, “100 most creative Mexicans in the world.”