Reiulf Ramstad and Jensen & Skodvin exhibition at RIBA

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Reiulf Ramstad. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) is an independent Oslo-based architectural firm with a high level of expert knowledge and a distinct ideology. The firm has a strong conceptual approach combined with experience from past accomplished projects. RRA has a permanent staff consisting of 13 graduate architects, one managing director, 2 administrative staff, and 2-4 permanent openings for architectural students.

Over the years RRA has produced a wide range of innovative and ground breaking projects with an exceptional variation of scale and program. They have earned a reputation for creating bold, simple architecture with a strong connection to the Scandinavian context and the impressive Scandinavian landscape in particular. Common for all their projects are that they are driven by a genuine dedication to humanist values. RRA build in both, urban and rural areas, all over Norway and recently their projects are increasingly gaining attention also outside of Norway.

Reiulf Ramstad received Dottore in Architettura from Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy. He established Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) in 1995 in order to create an architectural practice that would turn conceptual research and practical knowledge into driving forces of sustainable design. RRA has earned a reputation for innovative architecture, displaying deep understanding of the uniqueness of every site and program and rejecting standardized solutions. Reiulf has worked with various types of project as both design architect as well as project leader.

Apart from professional work as an architect, Reiulf is also involved in academic activities. He has earned professorship from Arkitekthøgskolen in Oslo and was a regular thesis advisor and juror in the Faculty of Architecture. Reiulf was acclaimed professionally as board member of NAL, the National Association of Norwegian Architects, in the period between 1997 and 2000, where he became vice president between 2000-2002. He has served as a jury member for many architectural competitions both domestically and internationally. In the recent years, following numerous awards and publicity of RRA’s projects, he has been invited to give lectures at various institutions around the world.


Jan Olav Jensen and Børre Skodvin as established in 1995 by Jan Olav Jensen and Børre Skodvin. The first project in the office in 1995 was the trial project along the National Tourist Road on Sognefjellet and Strynefjell in the Norwegian Mountains, a result of an invited competition. Starting with four architects in the autumn of 1995 the staff has grown to thirteen architects by 2019. In 2011 Torunn Golberg and Torstein Koch, who have worked with JSA since 1995 and 1996, became partners.

In addition to running Jensen & Skodvin architects Jan Olav Jensen and Børre Skodvin have had a ten year long collaboration with architects Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk and Arne Henriksen in a joint venture under the name Team 3, for larger projects. Team 3 won the competition for a multipurpose city block in Trondheim in 2003. The building was completed in 2005.

The main objective of our practice is to realize ideas in the form of built work while contributing to the development of the tectonic culture of our profession. The partners have upheld a part time academic activity, including research into different tectonic fields of architecture, as well as being the founding editors of the book series asBUILT. 20 books have been published so far (by the end of 2018), each book documenting one building with a complete set of working drawings.




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