Jensen & Skodvin Architects was 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 nine architects in 2016. In 2011 Torunn Golberg and Torstein Koch, who have worked with JSA since 1995 and 1996, became partners in 2011.
In addition to running Jensen & Skodvin architects Jan Olav Jensen and Børre Skodvin has 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 continuous part time academic activity, including research into different tectonic fields of architecture, as well as being the founding editors of the book series asBUILT (12 books until 2013), each book documenting one building with a complete set of working drawings.
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