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.
Since 2002 Krzysztof Ingarden is the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Kraków, since 2015 is the Member of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Krzysztof Ingarden is the author of numerous architectural projects: ICE Krakow Congress Centre, Małopolska Garden of Arts, Wyspianski 2000 Pavilion, Polish Pavilion EXPO 2005, Pontifical University Library, Polish Embassy in Tokyo, and others.
Mr. Ingarden curated the exhibitions “Localized Modernism, Contemporary Chinese Architecture”, “Polish Architects for Japan”, “Arata Isozaki – Sketches and Drawings”, “3-2-1 New Architecture in Japan and Poland”, and others.
Ingarden & Ewy Architects is one of Poland’s most recognized, award-winning architectural practices committed to innovative and sustainable design. For their design approach they were awarded the Polish Architects Association prestigious Honorary Award 2009. The practice has a distinguished track record as designers of high-profile cultural and commercial buildings in Poland, Japan and China. Recent projects include concert halls, museums, exhibition and information centers, libraries, embassies, housing developments, as well as mixed-use complexes, hotels and industrial buildings.