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Bringing together dynamic building and material experimentation with traditional methods of craft, Bergen-based Saunders Architecture has worked on cultural and residential projects right across Norway, as well as England, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and Canada.
Led by a strong contemporary design sensibility, the studio believes that architecture must play an important role in creating place, using form, materials and texture to help evoke and shape memory and human interaction. The office operates within existing natural as well as manmade contexts, with examples ranging from an award-nominated dramatic viewpoint structure set amidst a rich
protected landscape to several new-build houses within more traditional suburban settings.
Saunders Architecture was founded by the Canadian architect Todd Saunders in 1998. Saunders has lived and worked in Bergen since 1996, following his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and McGill University in Montreal. He continues to combine teaching with practice and has been a part-time teacher at the Bergen Architecture School since 2001. Saunders has also lectured and taught at schools in Scandinavia, the UK and Canada and was a visiting professor at The University of Quebec in Montreal.
Huffington Post - 5 greatest architects under 50
BauNetz - 100 best architects in the world
AZ Award 2011 - Best Commercial Architecture
HISE Award 2011 - Award for Sustainable Excellence
Arnstein Arneberg Award 2011 - Outstanding Architecture
BOBEDRE - 10 best architects in Norway