Bjarke Ingels is the most exciting young architect in the world.
The Wall Street Journal recently named Bjarke “Innovator of the Year”. He has one of the most inspiring Ted.com presentations. A recent New Yorker profile favorably compared him to the best living architects in the world, suggesting that he could one day receive the Pritzker Prize in architecture, perhaps being the youngest ever to receive that award.
Bjarke Ingels started BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2006 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke Ingels has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humour. In 2004, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for the Stavanger Concert House, and the following year he received the Forum AID Award for the VM Houses. Since its completion, The Mountain has received numerous awards including the World Architecture Festival Housing Award, Forum Aid Award and the MIPIM Residential Development Award. Recently, Bjarke was rated as one of the 100 most creative people in business by New York based Fast Company magazine as well as being named Wall Street Journal’s Architectural Innovator of 2011.
Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has been active as a Visiting Professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Bjarke was recently a Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he taught a joint studio with the Business School and the Graduate School of Design. Most recently, Bjarke was a Visiting Professor at the Yale University School of Architecture for the spring of 2012.