Arcona was at the beginning. A work cooperative set up by a number of young graduates (including several architects). It was an attempt to find a remedy for declining labour market, degenerated by decades of communism. It was 1986.

In 1990, after the transformation, the Arcona founders who had still still remained in the country, decided to change its organizational status. For the sake of organizational aspects, the most suitable and beneficial form seemed to be a limited company. Therefore, ArC2 sp z o. o. (Ltd) had been established. Since 1995, apart from the main stream which is the architectural design, it has also been dealing with developing activities.