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Aleksander Tokarz

Aleksander Tokarz

Ciudad de México, MX

 
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About 

Aleksander Tokarz is a Polish architect who immigrated to the United States at the age of 8.  During his teenage years he spent most of his time practicing graffiti and DJing on his turntables. He graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2008.  After his studies he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark where he did several internships with Bjarke Ingels Group, Henning Larsen Architects, and 3XN Architects.  During this time he formed his own studio which focuses on the collaborative nature of art and design within architecture.  In 2013 he graduated from the Aarhus Arkitektskolen in Aarhus, Denmark with a Master of Arts in Architecture.  During his thesis he launched a cultural publication called Scraper Magazine, which features interviews with architects and artists from various cities. He is currently working on several corporate, commercial, and community projects all over the world.  

Employment 

ArchiGuru, Mexico City, Studio Founder

ArchiGuru is a multidisciplinary design studio that focuses on generating projects that are inspired by the urban environment and the people who live within it. Our designs are artistic visions that come to be realized through the integration of different disciplines within the architecture community. By developing in-depth research and collaborative dialogue we produce creative solutions for contemporary living.

Jan 2018 - current
 

Scraper Magazine, Mexico City, Founder/Content Creator

• Conducted Interviews
• Wrote Articles
• Prepared Content Layouts

Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
 

Fernando Romero Enterprise, Mexico City, Architect

• Developed technical details
• Coordinated 500 CD drawings
• Managed 5-10 people teams

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
 

Rockwell Group, New York City, Architectural Designer

• Created construction documents
• Updated materials library
• Generated visuals for projects

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
 

3XN Architects, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Designer

• Project leader for exhibition
• Created furniture designs
• Studied housing typologies

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Designer

• Generated schemes for competitions
• Built physical models
• Handled multiple project deadlines

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
 

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Designer

• Created construction drawings
• Assembled physical models
• Digital models and renderings

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
 

MTP Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

• Created Project Presentations
• Update Resource Library
• Laid out schematic designs

Jan 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Education 

Arkitektskolen Aarhus - The Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK, MArch, Architecture

Master of Arts in Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
 

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2003 - Jun 2008
 

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