Lajos Kuknyó was born in Miskolc, Hungary in 1972. He studied architecture at the University Of Engineering And Technology in Budapest and at Kungl Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm, Sweden with a scholarship and earned his degree in 1997.
During his university years he collaborated with Zakarias Toivio at Architéma Arkitektkontor in Sweden. He participated in the design process of the IBM Headquarters, built near the Lágymányosi bridgehead, and of the West-End Business Centre on Váci ut.
He was invited to Canada in 1998, where he spent a brief but productive designing period in Calgary at Arc Design, collaborating on a conceptual design to rebuild a 22-storey hotel. Between 1999 and 2001 he was head of the design department at Binder joint-stock company, where he designed high quality buildings for the 2nd district of Budapest.
Since 2001 he has been a general architect at his own office, Architéma Studio, which he founded in 1996. In 2006 he was qualified as a senior architect. Through his office he takes part in various projects. When designing, he aims for perfection and strives never to allow the quality of his work to be limited by the functions of buildings. Designing dwelling houses, buildings for medical purposes and office buildings are at the forefront of his experience. In 2006 he was a founding member of the Sinus Architects Studio, which came into existence as a result of close collaboration between architectural offices working to high standards.