div.A arkitekter was established in 1987 in Oslo, Norway.
The practice covers a broad range of projects from single houses to town-planning. Most of the practice’s work is secured through competitions. Since 1987 div.A architects has participated in more than a 165 competitions, resulting in ca. 37 first prizes.
The practices best known recent work is a series of school projects: Marienlyst school in Drammen, Skøyen school and Kastellet school in Oslo, and Ringstabekk school and Hundsund community centre in Bærum
The practice’s design approach is within the Scandinavian tradition; a tradition that focuses on function, a sensitive approach to context, the use of natural materials, all with a human dimension.
The practice is small, preferring to make alliances with other offices for larger commissions. Working with other offices can be both challenging and rewarding.
Previous alliances include teaming up with Richard Rogers Partnership to do the open, international competition for a new opera in Oslo, as well as an invited, parallel commission for a master plan for Bjørvika in down town Oslo. div.A also teamed up with David Chipperfield architects for the Deichmanske national library competition (3. prize) and the competition for the historical centre in Aust Agder which is currently under construction (2012).
Autumn 2011 div.A again teamed up with an internationally renowned office, Swiss office “Kämpfen für Architektur”. Together we won the “Nordahl Bruns gate 2″ competition, aiming to develop a concept for sustainable renovation of old apartment blocks.