Krzysztof Ingarden was born in Wrocław in 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Kraków University of Technology in 1982, achieved doctorate in 1987 and higher doctorate in 2014. In 1983-1985 he was a doctoral intern at the School of Art & Design at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. In 1984-1985 Krzysztof Ingarden worked at the design office of Arata Isozaki in Tokyo (Japan), and in 1987 at J.S. Polshek & Partners in New York (USA). Krzysztof Ingarden together with architect Jacek Ewý is the co-founder of JET Atelier in 1991, known as Ingarden & Ewý Architects from 1998.
Krzysztof Ingarden is the academic teacher. From 1982 to 2000 he was an assistant professor at the Institute of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Kraków University of Technology, from 2003 to 2014 – associate professor, and since 2014 – professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University (KAFM), where he held the post of Deputy Dean in 2003-2011. In 2010-2013 he was the external examiner at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of University of Dundee (Scotland). Krzysztof Ingarden holds guest lectures in Tokyo City University, Hokkaido University of Education (Sapporo, Japan), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany), University of Dundee, and others.
Since 2002 Krzysztof Ingarden is the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Kraków.
Ingarden & Ewý Architects is one of the leading architectural practices in Poland with its office based in Kraków. It was founded by Krzysztof Ingarden and Jacek Ewy, who is the company’s vice-president.
The design strategy of the team is focused on experimentation and search for new combinations of materials and forms. The team creates innovative architectural expression through a combination of advanced technology with traditional materials, art and craftsmanship.
Ingarden & Ewy’s most renown projects include concert and convention halls (ICE Krakow Congress Centre), museums (Gallery Europe – Far East at Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow), art and exhibition pavilions (Malopolska Garden of Arts and Wyspianski Pavilion 2000 in Krakow; Polish Pavilion Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan), embassies (Polish Embassy in Tokyo, Embassy of Japan in Warsaw), offices (Rondo Business Park, Krakow), housing developments, and others.
Photo: Ingarden & Ewý Architects