Committed to society

Nordic is 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.

In accordance with the new Transparency Act, which took effect on 1 July, Nordic follows the group's guidelines to promote respect for basic human rights and decent working conditions, and to ensure the public's access to information.

Norconsult writes the following on its website about the group's guidelines, which Nordic accordingly adheres to: Norconsult primarily takes social responsibility and contributes to a sustainable society through the services we provide. The company actively works to improve measures to secure that our operations do not violate internationally recognised principles and laws for human and workers´ rights, the environment, climate, nature, and corruption. Our main ethical principle is that everything we do must withstand the public eye. Norconsult evaluates risk of violations of basic human and workers´ rights in its own operations and with business partners, as part of the company´s annual process for strategic risk management. Norconsult is committed to the UN Global Compact, and annually report on human rights. This forms the basis for conducting due diligence assessments.

Our business partners are obliged to sign a code of ethics, that expresses a defined standard for human rights and working conditions. In countries with high risk of corruption and violations of human and employee rights, due diligence assessments are carried out as a part of a background check of the suppliers.

Do you have questions regarding the Norwegian transparency act?
Please email info@nordicarch.com, and write attn. Eline Dupont Rian in the title field.

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. The highly skilled sustainability group at Nordic disseminates the latest research and knowledge across our organisation.

Our sustainability goals guide us to actively improve measures and ensure that our operations do not violate internationally recognised principles and laws for human rights, the environment, climate, nature, and corruption.

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