in 2004; and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. Bjarke Ingels, bjarke Ingels founded BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding plot Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through careful analysis of various parameters from local culture and climate, everchanging patters of contemporary life, to the ebbs and flows of the global economy, Bjarke believes in the idea of information-driven-design as the driving force for his design process. In 2018, Bjarke was named Chief Architectural Advisor by WeWork to advise and develop the firms design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally. He is a frequent public speaker and continues to hold lectures in venues such as TED, wired, amcham, 10 Downing Street, the World Economic Forum and many more. Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and Rice University and is an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by time Magazine in 2016, Bjarke has designed and completed award-winning buildings globally. Bjarke defines architecture as the art and science of making sure our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.