Alexis Pontvik was born and grew up in Stockholm, and Uruguay/Argentina and Switzerland. He received his professional education in Switzerland (HBZ, Bern), Germany (Staatl. Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Dipl. HBZ) and England (Architectural Association, Dipl. AA and RIBA III in London). Alexis Pontvik is member in Swedish Architects Association (SAR/MSA), Architects in Sweden (AIS), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and member of Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Pontvik has collaborated with James Stirling & Partners, London and Haus Rucker & Co, Düsseldorf on prestigious projects. Alexis Pontvik has a fluent command of several languages including Swedish, English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.

Throughout his career Alexis Pontvik has maintained a keen involvement in architectural education, teaching in architectural schools in England and Sweden, most recently at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where he has been professor of urban design. Pontvik has been engaged as an adviser on architectural and urban design to the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority. He has also been selected as a jury member in architectural and art competitions, participated in a large number of invited and open architectural competitions and takes an active position in the ongoing debate on architectural and urban issues in Stockholm.