A2P2 architecture&planning was founded in 2015 with an objective
to engage with and deliver solutions to complex architectural
and urban problems. The company is building on the professional
experience of two founding partners: Monika Arczynska, an architect,
and Łukasz Pancewicz, a town planner. Their past expertise includes
working in various spatial and institutional contexts, for both
private and public clients.
Dr. Monika Arczyńska is an architect and researcher with over 10 years of international experience in cultural projects. She has been working on the awarded designs of Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Palestinian Museum in East Bank, Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre and National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow (with Heneghan Peng Architects). As a founder of a2p2 architecture&planning she has developed strategies such as a converting 12,600 sqm postindustrial buildings in Gdansk Shipyard into a contemporary art museum. She has broad experience from feasibility studies concept design, through project management to technical assistance at construction stage. Together with Łukasz Pancewicz she runs urban design studio at Gdansk University of technology where she is responsible for managing team work and collaboration between project participants. She also lectures at the University of Gdansk ad Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, works as an architectural critic for ‘Architektura-murator’ (a popular Polish architectural monthly) and for Czech magazine ‘Intro’, runs an architectural blog and organizes lecture series on architecture and design.
Dr Łukasz Pancewicz is a town planner with over 11 years of experience of work on planning and urban design projects for public and private clients. Before co-founding a2p2 architecture&planning, he worked for private consultancies in Ireland and Poland. He also held a position of a chief specialist in the Municipal Planning Bureau of Łódź in the years 2013-2016, where he worked on the main structure plan of Łódź. He cooperated with the Ministry of Development on the implementation of pilot regeneration schemes in Łódź z and Wałbrzych. He cooperated with OECD research team assessing Łódź planning policy. Previously, Łukasz worked on local planning projects for local communities in Poland. In his professional work he focuses on the topics of connecting town planning with urban regeneration and practical application of the public participation methods. Łukasz participated in the one year professional development programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His affiliations include the memberships in the Society of Polish Town Planners (TUP) and International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
Architect, graduate of Gdańsk University of Technology (BArch) and Technische Universiteit in Delft (MArch). Collaborated over series of lectures of prof. ir. Michiel Riedijk ‘Means of Architectural Design’. Worked as a cartoonist at B-Nieuws, architectural periodic of TU Delft. Graduated with thesis project ‘The Good Banality and The Pleasure of Boredom. Redefinition of the domestic realm in the post-industrial city of Łódź’. The project is an architectural attempt at a conscious domestication of boredom in order to benefit from the non-profit time, dedicated purely to the celebration of existence and to being per se. Collaborator of Non-Architecture Competitions, creative platform focused on research.
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