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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 lectured and taught at schools in Norway, Scandinavia, the UK and Canada and was a visiting professor at The University of Quebec in Montreal and Cornell University in the USA." Saunders Architecture


Architizer A+Award Jury Winner, 2016
EnRoute Magazine, Winner of Hotel Design Awards, 2015
Award from Design Curial Winner of ‘World’s 10 Best Public Toilets’
AZ Awards Social Good Award, 2015
The Archmarathon Award Winner, the Workspaces Category. 2014
The PURE Awards Shortlisted
The International Hotel & Property Award, Shortlisted for the Global under 50 Rooms Award, 2015
The Culture Trip Contemporary Norwegian Architecture: The 10 best Buildings of the Last Five Years
MCHAP For Emerging Architecture Nomination
Travel + Leisure, ‘It List’ of the best hotels of 2014
Conde Nast Traveler Hot List, 2014
Tatler Magazine Style with Soul Award
Hospitality NL Accommodator of the Year, 2014
Architectural Digest Fogo Island Inn: one of the ten most daring buildings in the world built in 2014
AFAR The Experimental Travel Awards, 2014
TIAC National Cultural Tourism Award, 2013
Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award, 2013
EnRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurants, 2013
Huffington Post 5 greatest architects under 50
BauNetz 100 best architects in the world
BOBEDRE 10 best architects in Norway
Top 10 Architects under 40 New Norwegian Blood
AZ Award for Best Commercial Architecture, 2011
HISE Award Award for Sustainable Excellence, 2011
Arnstein Arneberg Award for Outstanding Architecture, 2011
Nominated for Wallpaper magazine Best PublicProject, 2007
Norwegian National Construction Prize, 2006
Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Prize
AR Awards for Emerging Architects
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