Living the Nordic Light was made in collaboration with photographer Sølve Sundsbø, and authors Åsne Seierstad and Po Tidholm
We excel at consensus-building through workshops and charrettes. Client, user, and internal office workshops drive our design process and can often produce the most exciting, useful, and fresh takes on a problem, giving way to a built project that can respond in kind.
Through our experience working on complex public projects worldwide such as the National September 11th Memorial & Museum, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the Times Square Reconstruction, our design leaders are adept at negotiation multi-headed client bodies and fielding the often conflicting interests of a wide range of stakeholders.
Likewise, we have a long history of collaborating with the arts from the earliest conceptual phases of the design. We are continuously inspired by the unique perspective artists bring to our work and find these cross-collaborations push both architecture and art towards new expressions and content. Just as the choice of building materials is affected by what is natural for the individual project and specific site, a contextual understanding assist in the choice of the artist and technique for the project.
For the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet we worked with artists Kristian Flystad, Kalle Grude, Jorunn Sannes, Pae White, Kristin Wagle and Astrid Løvaas