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Michal Scigaj on working with Kengo Kuma, Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Wilkinson Eyre

11 of May '20

Michal Scigaj talks about working in major architectural offices. Listen to what cutting models out of paper at Kengo Kuma 's in Tokyo can teach, how skyscrapers in London are designed, and how to predict the future even for the next 150 years by designing a train station.

Michal Scigaj

Archtiekt, member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) London. Graduate of the University of Westminster and Warsaw University of Technology and the Westminster University of Technology. He is currently working as a project architect at Wilkinson Eyre Architects, previously an architectural designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill London, and an intern at Kengo Kuma and Associates. While gaining experience in these renowned international offices, he focused on designing buildings of distinctive architectural complexity, with an emphasis on transformability, sustainability, context and the ideological identity of the project. In his work, he seeks to develop generative design methods such as the evolutionary process for multi-criteria optimization and form-seeking, environmental and structural analyses resulting in efficient design.

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Working at Kengo Kuma in Tokyo, first assignments, paper models
Skidmore Owings & Merrill in London. Working as an architecture designer.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill characteristics, projects.
Working at Wilkinson Eyre Architects, railroad station design
What does working in London and Tokyo offer?

From the podcast series titled: "All about work - the best offices".

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illustrations courtesy of Michal Scigaj

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