Speaks German, English, Spanish, Norwegian and some French
I studied architecture in Aachen from 1999-2006, spending one year as an exchange student in Sevilla. 2005, for the obligatory “office” internship, I went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where I worked with applying the master-plan for the University Notre-Dame du Kasayi, that was developed by the department of urbanism in Aachen. After I had returned and re-adapted, I worked on my final project, a high-rise building for Berlin, and received my diploma in February 2006.
While working on my portfolio to send it to offices in Spain shortly after, a friend one evening asked if there was anybody interested in working in Norway. His office in London collaborated with a then small office in Stavanger, the bosses seemed to be fun. So north I went.
When, on my first day at work, Randi and I were sent to the scrap yard to look for rusty steel pipes that we could
re-use for an exhibition and to test the seating-capability of a big buoy on the day after, I knew it had been a good decision.
Since then I was able to participate in many interesting competitions and projects. I had the pleasure to be the architect in charge of the exhibition “A world of folk” for Stavanger 2008 in collaboration with Li Edelkoort, the cabins on the island Ådnøy, the I-park extension and the architecture part of the Expo pavilion in Shanghai. I greatly enjoyed being part of those very different national and international teams and processes.
Main professional interests:
form generating, structural thinking, parametric design
From autumn on I will be working in Helen&Hard’s brand new Oslo studio…