The Toronto Society of Architects invites you to a special lecture by renowned architects Michel Rojkind and his colleague Chris Köhn. They will present on the topic "Shared Responsibility", a guiding principle in their approach to architecture:
"Rojkind Architects principal goal is to add economic value to each project we carry out. To do this we have developed the idea of "Shared Responsibility," a strategy which has been employed successfully in projects for clients around the world such as Nestle, Chedrahui, Liverpool and many others.
This strategy is derived from the principle that the value and risk of a project can be divided between diverse groups, with the goal of reducing risk factors and maximizing value. A primary part of this strategy is to always question traditional architectural programs and find links between areas of similar interest. We are also interested in finding new ways to work with others and establish new architectural programs that allow for a more flexible building that accommodates a larger variety of users. Finally, we aim to find an architectural solution where sharing the value of the building provides a reduction in risk, an increase in value and generates a socially responsible project guided by the principles of sustainable development."
Michel Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1989-1994).
In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos a firm focusing on design, tactical and experiential innovation. While addressing the challenges of contemporary life, his goal is to design compelling architectural and urban planning solutions that go beyond mere functionality and become integral experiences that connect the intricacies of each project at a deeper level and positively impact our society and environment.
As Design Principal, Rojkind leads the firm in the creative process by promoting a continuous state of active awareness fueled by research, cross-pollination and context sensitivity. Under his guidance the firm has been short-listed to participate in several large-scale international projects, in Mexico, Canada, Kuwait, China, Dubai, Singapore and Spain.
Chris Köhn graduated from the German School and began his studies at the Max Cetto Workshop, National University, UNAM in 1998. He received the title of architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 2004. In 2013, Chris received a post-graduation title in Sustainable Architecture and Construction at UIA.
In 2011 Chris co-founded GoKo, a workshop where different residential, commercial and corporate projects have been developed and published on sites like Archdaily, Architizer, Coolhunter, dezeen, designboom. Archipendium Germany, Alisco Paris, Bund Shangai, Eyes For Design Brasil, among others.
This event is generously sponsored by: