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ArchiGuru
Arkitektskolen Aarhus
2013

ABOUT

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.

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 all over the world. He is currently working on several corporate, commercial, and community projects all over the world.

PROJECTS
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Education: 

Aarhus Arkitekskolen Aarhus, Denmark
2011 - 2013 Master of Architecture
http://en.aarch.dk/

Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2007-June 2007 Foreign Exchange Semester
http://www.karch.dk/uk

California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
2003 - 2008 Bachelor of Architecture
http://www.cca.edu/

USC School of Architecture Los Angeles, CA
July 2002 Exploration of Architecture Summer Program
http://arch.usc.edu

Internships: 

3XN Architects Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2012-July 2012 GXN Intern (6 months)
http://www.3xn.dk/

Bureau Detours Aarhus, Denmark
Aug 2011-Jan 2012 Wood Shop Intern (6 months)
http://detours.biz/

Henning Larsen Architects Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2011-June 2011 Architectural Designer (6 months)
http://www.henninglarsen.com

Bjarke Ingels Group Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2010-Dec 2010 Architectural Designer (1 year)
http://big.dk/

Matthias Bauer Associates Stuttgart, Germany
Jan 2009-October 2009 Competitions Manager (1 year)
http://www.mbas.de/

Yakitecture.com LLC San Francisco,California
Jan 2007-June 2009 Founder, Content Manager (2 years)
http://www.yakitecture.com/

JDS Architects Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2007-June 2007 Model Shop Intern (6 months)
http://jdsa.eu/

MTP Architects San Francisco, California
Jan 2006-June 2008 Junior Designer (2 years)
http://www.mtparchitects.com