Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception.
Our work strives to enhance our sense of place, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, markets, reindeer observatories, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.
Today, Snøhetta has grown to become an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and brand design, with more than 180 employees from 30 different nations.
In 1989, Snøhetta received its first commission to re-conceive the great Alexandria Library in Egypt after winning an international design competition. This was followed a decade later by another competition-winning proposal for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.
In 2004, Snøhetta was commissioned to build the only cultural building on the World Trade Center Memorial site, and a permanent office was then set up in New York. In 2013, following the commission to design the new SFMOMA Expansion, Snøhetta launched its San Francisco studio.
Today, we continue to grow around the world with offices in Innsbruck, Stockholm, and Adelaide.
A definite relationship between multiple disciplines is a driving force in all of Snøhetta’s work. This is demonstrated through the company’s long history, where landscape and architecture work together without division, from the earliest stage possible.
We place experience at the center of our design process, for a design that engages the senses and physicality of the body while fostering social interaction. This allows our design to promote both individual and collective empowerment in the communities where work.
Snøhetta is currently involved in numerous projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Working globally gives each designer valuable cultural and economic insight and creates the foundation of Snøhetta’s continuously evolving professional knowledge base.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Mies van der Rohe Award
World Architecture Festival, Display
AIA/ALA Library Building Award
MIPIM Award, Best Future Project
WAN Sustainable Building 2015 Award
WIN Interior Practice of the Year
Red Dot Award, Communication Design
Award for Design Excellence 2016, DOGA
AIA/ALA Library Building Award
World Architecture Award, Best Cultural Building
European Prize for Public Space
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture
Marble Architectural Awards (MAA) 2010
International Architecture Awards, Chicago Athenaeum
Fiatech CETI Award, Intelligent & Automated Construction Site Category
Maurio Pani Award
Global Trade Award
Canadian Architects Award of Excellence
Archdaily Building of the Year
Gullblyanten, Gold for Visual Identity
Houens Fond Diploma
WAN Transport Award
AIA Ohio Honor Award
AIA New York: Citation for Design
Achieved Landmark Status for Historic Preservaton
Honor Award: Toledo Chapter for AIA Design Awards
Aberdeen Civil Society Award
NYC Public Design Commission, Design Excellence
Sir Walter Raleigh Award
AIA Dallas Honor Award
Action Maverick Award
Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)
IIDA/ALA Library Design Awards: Best in Category
Kasper Salin Prize 2014, Swedish Association of Architects
Byråprofil: Best Design Agency of the Year
Grafill: Most Beautiful Book of the Year
Visuelt: Gold Reports, catalogs, brochures
D&AD Wood Pencil
Design Excellence Award, Ontario Association of Architects
Best Interior, Designers Saturday
Award for Design Excellence 2015, DOGA
AIA New York Honor Award
ULI New York Excellence in Institutional Development