Jerzy Gurawski graduated in architecture at the Tadeusz Kościuszko Krakow University of Technology at the Faculty of Architecture. Famous for “Experimental Theater” sets - an area of specialty he developed at the Zbigniew Kupiec Design Department. In 1960, he obtained his master’s degree in architecture.
Since 1989, Gurawski has been running the highly respected and multi-awarded ARPA studio, winner of numerous architectural competitions and author of famous buildings such as the UAM Campus in Poznań, the Music Academy and Aula Nova, the new wing of the University of Physical Education, and the Wstęga Warty (Warta Ribbon) apartment house in Poznań. Under Gurawski, ARPA has been a two-time winner of the Quadro Baptist Award (2003, 2006), SARP award “Project of the Year” (1988) and the Minister of Construction Award for the Best Building Built with Public Resources (2003). In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious SARP Honorary Award.