Hi! I'm Mikolaj Zajda

and I can be your Architect

2 years experience, 6 offices

in the middle of the studies? No problem.

Less is more or lesss is a bore?

In pure architecture the smallest detail

should have a meaning or serve a purpose.

When I'm asked what my best project is,

I always answer 'the next one'.

Who I am?

I am 26 year old Architect Engineer, Associate AIA, currently working at JAHN architectural office in Chicago. I graduated with Master of Architecture degree at Poznan University of Technology. Until today, I have gathered almost 2 year of international experience and still looking for more. Besides architecture, I am also a graphic designer and journalist. You can take a look at my work around.

The Shark





PROGRAM: Residential
TEAM: Mikołaj Zajda

LEADER: mgr inż. arch. Piotr Bartosik

SEMESTER: V, year 2014/2015

LOCATION: Żydowska/Stawna street, Poznan, Poland




Site at the corner of Żydowska and Stawna streets is an ending of the Old Market Square and a final axis coming from it. The building area around mostly consists of old, neglected tenement houses which surround the site. It gives an inspiration to the idea of connecting the new form with neighboring buildings. The designed building performs the function of a “seal” in the existing area. A slightly decontsructivism form comes from the will of high emphasizing the corner, simultaneously exposing the significance of the field. The concept of the form came alongside the idea of using a uniform material on the whole building, that fluently goes from the facade to the roof.


The apartments in the building have been designed for the most demanding customers, which require and value spatiality and comfort. Thanks to the shadow analysis the apartments have perfect sunlight to daily rooms, as well as staircases. What makes it more attractive, is the great connection to the city center and the similar distance to almost every place in Poznan.


In conclusion, the object connects dynamic expressiveness of broken lines, slides and roofs with functional apartments. It is hard to judge whether the form truly comes from reasonable thoughts of designing the most comfortable spaces, or is the result of searching for the desirable dynamics and expression.

Who can recommend me?

How to contact me?

There are certain ways to contact me. It’s all up to you, what suits you best! You can call me, send me an email or sms. Also, you may want to follow me at Facebook or build a social network with me at LinkedIn. The necessary info you will find below.

e-mail: contact@mikolajzajda.com

phone: +1 312 358 0004 | +48 790 392 186