DTT Leader - Adaptive Typologies
Mikel is an urban designer at Hawkins\Brown architects. He studied and fully qualified as an architect with First Class Honours at the Higher Technical School of Architecture at Donostia-San Sebastian (University of the Basque Country), completing an exchange year at the Fachhochschule Potsdam during that time.
Mikel founded and partnered mmej arkitektura in Donostia, Spain, before coming to London to complete a second master’s degree at Central Saint Martins. His thesis there uncovered the current threats and pressures on industrial land and looked at ways to protect industrial activities within city centres, aligning with a critique of existing policy.
Mikel has also worked for the GLA’s Regeneration Office with the ‘Places of Work’ team. At Hawkins\Brown he has continued to develop his expertise on industrial land, intensification and co-location strategies.