Erik Törnkvist received his degree in architecture from the Department of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He also studied architectural conservation at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and holds a BA in History from Uppsala University.
Erik established Etat arkitekter 2008 and has since been the office director and principal architect.
Erik has an international profile and has been engaged as critic and lecturer in Rome, Istanbul and Tokyo and was Fellow in Architecture at Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma in 2015-2016.
He is published in Nordic Journal of Architecture
Etat arkitekter is an award-winning practice based in Stockholm, working with projects ranging from residential and public buildings to building preservation.
Etat takes interest in the theoretical and historical context of architecture, and is engaged with concepts as history, material presence and patina.
Etat arkitekter has received numerous awards, including first prize in Architectural Review Future Project Awards, first prize in A&D Trophy Awards in Hong Kong and honorable mention in Philippe Rotthier Foundation Prix Européen d’Architecture for the library project in Awashima, Japan.
Projects by Etat arkitekter is widely published and have been exhibited at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014 and 2016 and at CIVA Brussels.
The office has currently ongoing projects in Sweden and Japan.