Qualification: BSC Arch, Dip Urban Design
Professional Memberships: M.N.A.L – Member of Arkitektbedriftene
Languages: English and German
1969: University entrance Examination, Artium science line, Oslo
1972: Bachelor of Science, Robert Gordons institute of Technology,
1975: Diploma in Architecture, Robert Gordons Institute of Technology
1976: Post. Grad Diploma in Urban Design, Robert Gordons Institute
1972-73: Practical training, assistant architect Cappelen og Rodahl Arkitektkontor, Oslo
1977-82: Architect/Lead Architect, Arch. MNAL Terjesen og Kjellstad, Oslo
1982-1983: Research Grant in Urban Design, NTH, Inst. For town and
1983-2015: Own architectural firm (up to 5 persons engaged)
Organisation: Private practise co-operating with other architects and planners.
Staff: 1 Architect, draughtsmen, 1 administrator (part time)
Facilities: Offices in own accommodation in central Oslo (St. Olavsgt 7)
Main field of work:
Single houses and groups of houses, some with emphasis on energy conservation.
Numeral projects building flats on top of existing buildings or inside empty lofts in tenement.
Design and management of rehabilitation of tenements.
Upgrading industrial buildings to offices and proposals for renewing
commercial centres. Numeral projects on office conversions.
Measuring and registration of historic buildings with proposals for re-use and applications for grants.
Advice on negotiations for acquisition, costing and finance, contract management, cost control, accounting and sale.
Registration of large hotels, offices, public buildings with high precision 2-D or 3-D drawings on CAD for presentation drawings, security documentation, maintenance and user management.
In 1982/83 engaged by NTH for research in Urban Design surveying methods in Northern Europe for analysing urban areas and formulation of control and guidelines for new development. Proposals for approach in Norway. Summary of report published in BYGGEKUNST nr 7 1983. Numerous further education courses have been held on this topic for universities and public authorities.
Partner in several EU funded projects for development of architectural education.
Design of master plans from village scale to large scale urban areas. Protection of plans for historic areas and landscape protection plans. Involved in user participation using charrette methods. Production of codes and pattern-books for architecture. Design of infill projects and building plans for urban districts.