Principals: Prof. Christian Hermansen Cordua [Dip.Arch., Master in Architecture and Urban Design, REGISTERED Architect NAL and CAC] studied and practiced architecture in Chile, the USA and Britain. From 1984 to 2002 he worked with both the Mackintosh School of Architecture, GSA, where he was Director of Post Graduate Studies, and with Elder and Cannon Architects. The latter work won numerous awards such as The Royal Scottish Academy Gold Medal for Architecture, RIBA Awards, GIA Awards, Civic Trust Awards, The Regeneration Scotland Prize, Europa Nostra Award, Eternit Prize for British Architecture, etc. In 2002 he moved to Oslo, Norway where he was appointed Professor of Architecture and Head of the Department of Architecture, a position he held until 2009. In the latter half of 2010 he spent a semester as visiting researcher at the LSE, Cities Programme. Professor Hermansen has lectured in America, Europe and Asia, has been Visiting Professor at The Central European University, Department of History and Philosophy of Art and Architecture, CEU, Prague; Washington University, USA; University of Dundee, GB; and Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile. He has published several books, the last of which is Manifestoes and Transformations in the Early Modernist City, Ashgate, 2010, and contributed to journals, books and exhibitions in Europe and America. He has worked in several European Union funded research projects: E-archidoct, (ended in 2010), and currently: HERA, Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment (2010-1013) and Erasmus Mundus Latin America Project (2012-2015). Ass. Prof. Solveig Sandness, Master in Structural Engineering. Graduated from NTH/NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, 1994, where she specialized in steel and concrete structures, FEM analyses, SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING, thin plate theory and advanced load/response calculations. Worked at Engineering Data Resources AS 1994-1997, training and supporting users of the structural software STAADPro, in addition to developing software according to Norwegian codes. In 1997 – 2000 she worked for JP Kenny and ABB Offshore Technology, developing subsea structures, pipelines and risers, mainly for Norwegian oil companies as Statoil and Hydro. Changed to on shore consultancy in Scandiaconsult/Rambøll, 2000, where she worked until 2004. Since 2004 she has been assistant professor at AHO, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where she teaches both in graduate and under graduate studies. She is also partner and managing director for a small office, eStatikk rådgivende ingeniører AS, a company that developes structures in architecture in CLOSE relation to architects. Current participants:  Håvard Breivik, is an architect and standby member of NORCAP. Havard has over seven years of experience from crisis response and humanitarian relief, and been deployed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), the International Organization for Migration's (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Haiti, Nepal, Macedonia, Hungary, and the UNDP Headquarters in New York  Tone Selmer- Olsen is an architect (MNAL) and standby member of NORCAP. Tone has over seven years of experience from crisis response and humanitarian relief, and been deployed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), the International Organization for Migration's (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Haiti, Nepal, and Macedonia. Tone has been running her own architectural practice since 2009, working with projects ranging from private housing to large scale culture buildings Past participants: Joseph H. Kennedy Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University (2010-2015) where he received an award for his thesis project. He has completed projects at various scales, from positions as an architectural designer at CODA and Only if- in New York City to an industrial designer at Miniwiz in Taipei. In addition to his professional work, his installations and furniture have been exhibited across New York State. In 2016 he received a Fulbright grant to pursue his research into nomadic shelters at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. ( Marcin Wójcik    mgr inz arch, Dipl NDS ETHZ in Arch  research fellow / architect  +47.93961725  +48.504347441    1970 born in Szczecin, Poland    1990 – 1996 studies of architecture at the Technical University of Szczecin, Faculty of Architecture    1996 – 2002 architect in Szczecin, Poland, cooperation with various practices    2002 – 2004 postgraduate studies at ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, Chair of Computer Aided Architectural Design    2004 – 2005 architect at MOLA, Murray O’Laoire Architects, Dublin, Ireland    2005 – 2012 lecturer: Computer Applications, Architectural Design Studio,  module author and leader: Visual Communications V / Digital Studio, MPhil thesis advisor, at DIT, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin School of Architecture, Ireland    2012 – today PhD reseach fellow at AHO, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Institute of Architecture [planned PhD completion in 2016] Felice Allievi, born in Nettuno (Rome, Italy) studied Civil Engineering in  Rome at “La Sapienza” University. Worked for Massimo Calda (PRAS Consulting) in the restoration of historical monuments, and  in the design of industrial buildings. Member of the Italian Institute of Chartered Engineers ‘Ordine degli Ingegneri di Roma’. Moved to London and worked as Project Civil Engineer  for Furness Partnership, a Structural/Civil Engineering Consulting Company. Moved to Valencia where I worked since 2008 to 2011 as Senior Structural Engineer for Santiago Calatrava where I was involved in the design of award winning buildings like: Palazzo dello Sport di Roma Tor Vergata, Palacio de las Artes Valencia, Agora Valencia, Centro de Convenciones de Castellon. At present I'm co-founder Partner of DEGREE OF FREEDOM ENGINEERS, an international civil and structural engineering practice based in Oslo and Valencia, with a focus on high quality innovative architecture. Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel [Dipl. Ing. Grad Dipl Des AA PhD Reading, REGISTERED Architect NAL and AKNW] is an architect, researcher, educator and writer. He is tenured professor for architecture at AHO the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where he directs the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics [RCAT] and co-initiated the Advanced Computational Design Laboratory [ACDL]. From 1993 to 2009 he taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he co- initiated and co-directed the Emergent Technologies and Design Program. In his academic work he integrates research and education along a research-by-design trajectory withemphasis on interdisciplinarity, critical ability, projective capacity and interfacing with practice. He is a founding member of OCEAN (1994), and founding and current chairman of the OCEAN Design Research Association and the Sustainable Environment Association [SEA]. From 2007 to 2012 he was board member of BIONIS – The Biomimetics Network for Industrial Sustainability. Since 2007 he is editorial board member of AD Wiley, since 2011 of the open system journal FORMakademisk and since 2013 of the International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology . From 2007 to 2009 he was editorial board member of JBE – Journal for Bionic Engineering, Elsevier Scientific Press. His writings have been published in Chinese, Czech, English, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, and Turkish. He has authored, co-authored and edited numerous books and journals, including five issues of AD and with a sixth one in production. For further information see: RCAT and OCEAN Design Research Association. Håkon Matre Aasarød,  founding partner of Fantastic Norway with Erlend Blakstad Haffner in 2003. In the 10 years to come the architectural studio was engaged in building design, mobilization and participation processes, development strategies, writing and television production. The primary ambition of the studio was to create an open, inclusive and socially aware architectural practice and by that contribute to re-establishing the role of the architect as an ACTIVE participant in – and a builder of society. Fantastic Norway’s credo was: “Every town is different; every place is in some way fantastic. We aim to embrace this fact and through dialogue transform it into architecture”. Joakim Hoen is a Noregian architect educated at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) where he received his master’s degree in architecture. Previously he worked at the architectural offices of Helen & Hard, Eriksen Skajaa and Snøhetta in Oslo. Since 2012 he teaches at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and opened his own practice, Hoen Arkitektur, in 2013. These positions enable him to pursue his interests in the intersection between architecture, design and digital technologies, through both practice and academia. (
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