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.

We focus on the projects that:

  • in their scale, operate between urban and architectural realms
  • focus primarily on urban issues, dealing with urban fabric, its complexity and communities which inhabit and use it
  • involve actual implementation process (via policy action or design)
  • require creative problem solving through the comprehensive approaches
  • are based on cooperative work with all engaged stakeholders
Monika Arczyńska, PhD

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.

Łukasz Pancewicz, PhD

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).

Barbara Tusk, MArch

Architect and urban planner with several years of experience in work related to the design of public spaces. She was employed in the Department of Public Space Development in the City of Gdańsk, where she coordinated the “Fasady of OdNowa” project and was a member of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan team, Smart Solutions Supporting Low Emission Zones and the Public Space Operational Programme in Gdańsk. She co-edited the “Metropolitan” magazine and coordinated “W stronę piękna”and “Open Garden in the Shipyard” project. As part of cooperation with FRAG she was involved in creating a transformation strategy for Podwale Przedmiejskie street in Gdańsk. She graduated from English Studies at the University of Gdańsk and Architecture and Urban Planning at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Her Master’s thesis “Study of the development of the central part of Granary Island in Gdańsk” received the distinction of TUP in Northern Poland.

Dawid Pesta, Eng.

Planner/urban designer, Spatial Planning graduate from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Master course student at the Faculty of Architecture at Gdansk University of Technology (Spatial Planning).

Anna Jasieńska, MArch

Architect and urban planner, graduate from the Faculty of Architecture at the Gdańsk University of Technology. As part of the Erasmus+ exchange she studied at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. For several years she was involved with the “Zobaczyć na Nowo” Foundation, where she co-organized educational workshops for children and adults in the field of urban aesthetics. She took part in many urban planning workshops, among them: historically-themed workshop in Rotterdam, BISS in Hamburg on waterside areas, and Autumn School Los_Dama in Munich. She assisted in conducting three editions of the EASA workshops. As part of managing the BUA scientific club at the Faculty of Architecture, she co-organized two editions of GLUT workshops for students of Urban Planning and Transport Faculties. She coordinated the work on the report “Visions for the Royal Route” for Long Street and Long Market in Gdańsk.

Barbara Zgórska, MArch

Graduate (MArch/PhD) from the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. Urban designer and planner, with more than 10 years experience in PPR DOM sp.z o.o.. Senior Designer in Gdansk Development Bureau, coordinator of the Municipal Regeneration Programme for Orunia district in Gdansk. Lecturer at Gdansk University of Technology and Sopot University of Applied Sciences, urban activist and Foundation in Support of Local Democracy expert.

Aleksandra Gordowy, MArch

Architect, graduate from 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.

Anna Walewska, MArch
Kamila Szatanowska, MArch
Barbara Majewska, MRICS

property appraisal and management, investment advice

Menthol Architects

architectural design and passive housing (uprawnienia architektoniczne i certificate of Passive House Designer) [www.menthol.pl]

KONKLUZ Przemysław Kluz

public consultation

Biuro Projektów Ekologicznych "EKO-MM" Miłosz Marciniak

environmental impact assessments and statements

Marta Jaskulska, PhD

public consultation and social research [www.socjoteka.pl]

pictodo

graphic design [www.pictodo.pl]

Kolektyw Badawczy

public consultation and market research [www.kolektywbadawczy.pl]