Committed to society

We are committed to society, driven by our passion for architecture and desire to contribute to a better future. ​As a leading architecture practice in Norway, we have a responsibility to positively influence the industry and society as a whole.

Sustainability is key

Through our memberships in the Norwegian Green Building Council, buildingSMART and the UN Global Compact (See report on progress 2022 below), we contribute in networks that focus both nationally and globally on the challenges facing the planet.

Our sustainability goals guide us in our work with issues regarding the environment, human rights, labour and anti-corruption.

The highly skilled sustainability group at Nordic disseminate the latest research led knowledge across our organisation.

Supporting emerging practices

For emerging architecture practises achieving new commissions is often a conundrum. When completed references are required to get your first project, where do you start?

To help these practises get a foothold in the construction industry, Nordic has offered a loophole in this vicious cycle.

We invited them to join us as collaborating partners in selected projects, providing their portfolios with the experience needed to be able to compete for new projects on their own.

Nordic proudly supports initiatives using architecture as a tool for social betterment
We support

AUG Norge (Architects Without borders)

The Norwegian chapter of Architects Without Borders, Arkitekter Uten Grenser / AUG Norge, was started by architects from Nordic, and the organisation has seen a steadily increasing number of active and dedicated members. Many of the active board members are part of our team at Nordic.

AUG Norge's efforts helps improve quality of life through architectural work around the globe.

AUG Norge webside
Paola Bornaschella from Nordic currently spends 20% of her time working on AUG projects. Here with Alfonso Rengifo, CEO at AUG Norge.

Scarcity & Creativity Studio

As one of the design and build studios at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Scarcity & Creativity Studio offer students the experience of taking a project off the drawing board and into the building site.

Seeking projects that benefit local communities, and can be completed with scarce resources, the students spend 4-5 weeks building with their bare hands.

We find this approach to teaching architectural skills highly inspiring and gladly support them in their work.

Scarcity & Creativity Studio webiste

120 Hours

This student competition was established in 2010 to "challenge, motivate and promote the most skilled, innovative and committed students in the architecture profession", and we are very proud to support their mission.

120 hours website

+KOTE

+KOTE is an independent magazine run by students and recent graduates, striving to illuminate our surroundings in a nuanced way with contributors from different disciplines, professions and institutions.

+KOTE webiste