"" Snøhetta: Philosophy

Formed in 1989 in Norway, Snøhetta is an integrated landscape, interior, and architectural practice based in Oslo, Norway, and New York, NY. Since its formation Snøhetta has won numerous international awards and was recently ranked 15th in the world of architectural practices.

  • Maintain a relationship between landscape and architecture.

  • The site and context of each project is unique and provides a point of departure for the design.

  • Architecture must accommodate the restless mind of human society; it must accept associations developed by larger numbers of characters beyond the discipline of the architect.

  • Teamwork throughout the process.


Snøhetta takes its name from a mountain peak in Norway.