New York-based Bjarke Ingels is a Danish architect and founding partner of Bjarke Ingels Group. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2016, he’s designed and completed award-winning buildings globally. Among his accolades are the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004 and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009; he was named an Honorary Fellow by the AIA in 2020, the RIBA in 2015 and the RAIC in 2014, and The Wall Street Journal recognized Bjarke as Innovator of the Year in 2011. His work was featured on WePresent as part of our look at The Serpentine Pavilion, and his fiberglass creation “The Unzipped Wall”. Every summer since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Hyde Park has approached a leading international architect with a prestigious commission. The Serpentine Pavilion stands for three months in the gallery’s grounds and always goes to a designer who has not completed a building in the UK.