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Thanks to a varied education and career, Jacob has a genuine interest in spatial experiences, whether large or small scale. With a background in interactive design, he applies a user perspective to all projects. Jacob’s aim is to use architecture to create opportunities for future technology. His other great passion is for food and drink and when he’s not at Codesign he’s busy with his own concept within the entertainment industry.
Richard began his career as a designer, specialising in 3D graphics. During this time, he studied to become a project manager; something he is passionate about and believes is his natural vocation. He also has a good understanding of the manufacturing industry from his days spent producing furniture. The communication and relationship among a client, architect, and builder fascinates Richard and motivates him to refine and improve the process. He uses 3D graphics in communication at an early stage of a project to ensure there are fewer misunderstandings. With a background in elite sports, where he competed for the Swedish national team, Richard is very focused and goal-oriented once he puts his mind to it.
Lina studied at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Ecole de l'Architecture de la Villette in Paris. With close to ten years experience in architectural creation, she has worked with everything from interior design and detailed design of private homes to major housing projects for clients like Oscar Properties and Magnolia Bostad (homes). In many of her projects Lina has been involved in multiple stages of the construction process – from concept sketches and designs to construction planning and completion. She likes nothing more than being present at a construction site to ensure that the end result meets everybody’s high expectations. Lina has also spent several years as a guest lecturer at the Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
Elin has spent the past ten years working with marketing communications and PR in different strategic roles within the real estate industry. The last four of these have been at Codesign where she has worked tirelessly to define and unite the true spirit of Codesign, and brand it accordingly. Her work is permeated by a strong belief in storytelling and word of mouth. Elin works closely with the company's core business and she is continuously in contact with customers, both before during and after a project is completed. Put simply, she is involved in most matters relating to internal and external communication at Codesign.
Markus is a newly graduated architect with a keen interest in public spaces, community development and the spectrum in which interiors meet exteriors. He is part of Codesign Research Studio 16/17. In autumn 2016, Marcus and the rest of Codesign Research Studio worked with the interesting questions that arise at the intersection between theory and practice.
Fanny became a qualified architect at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where she received an honorary mention for her thesis "A safe home for abused women." She is passionate about creating architecture that revolves around the needs of people. Fanny is just as interested in tech developments as the preservation of buildings, and she dreams of colonising a system of caves and abandoned tunnels. On a day-to-day basis however, she is at her best when involved in implementation and planning, particularly in the concept development and design phases.
Over the past 15 years Sanna has worked with exhibitions and brand strategy activities within design, architecture, art, food, fashion and music, with an established list of clients and partners. Her expertise lies in developing strong concepts that affect people at different levels and in-turn create value to all concerned.
Åsa is a project manager who works primarily in the design, procurement, delivery and aftermarket phases of a project. She has extensive experience as an interior designer and construction project manager in the private sector. Her main interests in architecture concern people's needs and functions in their day-to-day lives, and she believes this is how new and useful solutions and designs can be created to harmoniously merge colour and design.
With a background in business, finance and marketing, Ulrica has 20 years of experience as a project manager in property management and business and organisational growth. Ulrica spends much of her time at Codesign in discussions with colleagues, potential new colleagues, customers, partners, shareholders and the board of directors. When not doing this or dealing with her administrative responsibilities, she is looking outwards and upwards to see where she can lead the company.
Sofia has worked as a managing architect for almost 20 years. She has the ability to ask the right questions at the right time in order to initiate dialogue at critical stages of a project and thus ensure objectives and goals are achieved. Sofia has worked extensively with project planning and the early stages of a project. This includes everything from hand sketches to BIM. Over the years she has been the managing architect for the rebuilding of 30,000 sq. m. sites and new buildings measuring up to 13,000 sq. m. for customers such as JM, NCC, SISAB and several municipalities in central Sweden. In recent years Sofia has chosen to work primarily with schools and nurseries.
Leni is a member of Codesign Research Studio 16/17. She has a bachelor's degree in architecture from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology and spent one year studying fine arts at the Gerlesborgs school in Sweden. Leni has worked at ArkDes where, among other things, she conducted research for the exhibition Bo.Nu.Då. Leni is particularly interested in public spaces and the interaction between people and architects.
Johanna has studied in Stockholm and Delft, in the Netherlands, and she has professional experience from both Denmark and Sweden. Her experience ranges from urban development to interior design concepts, furniture making, and graphic and exhibition design. Collaborative and interdisciplinary processes are a common interest for Johanna and she applies them where possible in her projects. Johanna has extensive experience of working with many different contacts in an organisation. She believes in the importance of a user influencing their environment and consequently she promotes a more inclusive and transparent architecture process.
Camilla is a member of the Swedish Architects Association, and has experience from every stage of the architectural process – from initial concept design to project completion. She is particularly interested in the dialogue and meeting created between people and the urban environment and how architecture can be used as a means to influence them. Camilla spent several years working in London mainly with sustainable adaption of projects. She has worked with new construction, restoration projects and interior design for hotel chains such as the Holiday Inn and Radisson Blu in the UK.
After spending several years working in interior design and exhibition concept development in Beijing, Ying decided to study in Sweden. In June 2013 she graduated from the Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design with a degree in interior architecture and furniture design. She then joined the Codesign Research Studios programme. Today, she works as an interior designer at Codesign and is involved in several different projects, including art exhibitions and concept design for both small and large projects. She strongly believes in the influence of context and approaches design from different angles and cultural references.
Tove studied architecture at Chalmers University, the Stockholm Royal Institute of Engineering, and TU Darmstadt. She has extensive experience in process management and planning from a wide range of projects. Most recently, her roll has focused on closely supporting property developers involved in tenant improvement projects.
Veine Bartos was educated at the Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. He began working at Codesign Research Studio in 2015 and was involved in the "Body and Border" project, which received international acclaim after exhibits in Stockholm and Belgrade, among others. He joined Codesign in September 2016. Alongside his work at Codesign, Veine is also a set designer and is active with Ställbergs mine, a platform for contemporary art in the old mining region of Bergslagen.
Ossian’s main interests lie in interior design and how it can support and improve people’s day-to-day work. His project experience includes interior design, procurement and delivery, as well as feasibility studies and requirements analysis. Thanks to a background in business and finance, he has a keen eye for budgets and procurement.
Staffan studied at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has been an active member of Codesign since 2003 helping to build the business into what it is today. Over the years he has mainly worked with exhibitions, offices and schools. In his projects, Staffan pays particular attention to users and has a running dialogue with them throughout the entire process – from feasibility study to completed project.
- ABF Building, Sveavägen 41
- Grillska upper school
- Oil and gas
- Grillska Restaurant and Kitchen
- Stockholm City Mission head office
- Stockholm City Mission School
- Stockholm City Mission’s Young Health
Helen has been practicing architecture professionally for more than five years. During this time she has worked with the planning of multiple projects, simultaneously. Her experience includes working with branding architecture, concept development, activity-based offices, and set and furniture design. Previous to becoming an architect Helen worked as a graphic designer and art director within the advertising and web industry, where she specialised in storytelling, web design and typography. This unique background helps her turn ideas into feasible projects with a focus on brand building architecture.
Moa began her career with Codesign as an intern, while studying architecture at the Stockholm Royal Institute of Engineering. During this time she developed an interest in architectural representation, which was also the topic of her degree thesis. This interest has generated a fascination with the boundaries of art, architecture and graphic design. Moa believes it's important that people feel comfortable in the architecture that is created for them.
Peter founded Codesign in the late 90s when he was studying architecture. For the first 15 years it operated as a small-scale entrepreneurial enterprise, allowing Peter to meet his commitments to the academic world, while running the business. During this time he was a , teacher, a departmental head, a communications manager and a CAD design team leader. Today Peter uses his broad network to help grow the company. He has a strong belief that the world can be changed for the better; something that can be witnessed in his lectures and his vision for the future. Peter brings a great amount of energy to Codesign. He has set the bar high and isn’t afraid to voice his opinion.
- ABF Building, Sveavägen 41
- Future Room
- Jones Lange Lasalle: Property Advisor
- Oil and gas
- Stockholm City Mission School
- Stockholm City Mission’s Young Health
Marcus has extensive experience in this field and enjoys taking project responsibility and coordinating consultancy work. Over the years he has worked with the design of new offices, homes, museums, castle interiors, theatre foyers, schools and community offices. He has an uncanny ability to drill down to the details, and – in the meeting between man and architecture – create “outside the box" solutions. Marcus prefers an open and honest dialogue as this often brings forth the “key facts” that enable teams to create a solution that everybody can be proud of.
Johan is a recent graduate of architecture, which he studied in Stockholm and Zurich. Prior to becoming an architect, he worked with education policy where he focused on teaching and learning environments. Johan is particularly interested in the relationship between major social issues and the smallest details. Whether it's accommodation, the workplace or a seat of learning, his interest is in how architecture makes a difference. Johan's experience of change and the ability to quickly understand an organisation, goes hand in hand with an interdisciplinary and evolving process.
In her role as the Head of Codesign Research Studio, Jelena combines her experience from both industry and academia. She is currently a lecturer at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology two days a week. Jelena has studied and lectured at Oxford Brooks University in the UK, as well as the Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Columbia University School of Architecture in New York. Jelena‘s practical experience has been concentrated around rooms and architecture as a vehicle for identity within the commercial world. Over the years she has designed homes, bridges and tunnels in Los Angeles, Stockholm and New York.
Cathrin has broad experience from different cultures and projects. This includes projects ranging from the metropolises of Asia to rural areas of Sweden, and from drafting detailed plans to deciding on the choice of a door handle. She has a particular interest in schools and learning environments, and she herself has lectured at Uppsala University. Cathrin has also researched the relationship between pedagogy and architecture, and how it impacts the school environment. Her approach to a project puts a great deal of importance on dialogue and getting the right perspective to create architecture for people.
Linda is a driven architect who delivers strong concepts to meet any challenge. She is used to being involved throughout the entire architectural process - from feasibility studies, analysis, investigation and concept development to execution and completion of a construction or renovation project. Thanks to this, Linda has developed a great ability to work both holistically and with important details. Linda is used to managing different types of processes and workshops for reference groups and steering committees. Working with clients and their teams throughout a project is of paramount importance and a prerequisite for Linda.
- AMF HK
- Epicenter Malmskillnads-
- Sundbyberg Town Hall
- Stockholm City Mission’s Young Health
Petra is a certified accountant and has worked in this field for the past ten years. She is a driven individual, especially when it comes to supporting small and medium-sized companies, and is an expert in finance and accounting, tax returns and finance-related company advice. She is responsible for all financial matters concerning Codesign and Codesign Research Studio. Petra is not just all about numbers though, she is also a qualified chef who is passionate about traditional home cooking.
Karen has a background in business and finance, including a spell as a business controller in the banking world in Stockholm and Copenhagen. After 10 years she pursued further education in interior architecture in New York. Following several years of experience with private housing, Karen returned to Sweden where she has worked on a wide variety of projects. These include restaurants and offices that use architecture to build a brand, while focusing attention on the employee perspective.
Silvio studied architecture in Paraguay and went on to get a Masters in Real Estate Finance from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology. He has worked as a planning and project manager in Sweden and a project head on various overseas projects. Silvio has a great ability to understand and manage the financial side of a project when it comes to the architectural part of any and every project.
Linda has a genuine interest in architecture and urban planning, no matter how big or small a project is. Her inspiration comes from the possibilities of using dialogue and architecture in harmony to create long-term social- and economically sustainable projects and communities. Before Linda moved to Sweden, more than three years ago, she was based in London where she worked on urban planning and public buildings. Linda has experience in all the stages of the construction process; from early design and conception phases to completion and review.
Ahmad is an architecture graduate from the University of Aleppo. He moved to Stockholm in 2014 and shortly thereafter began an internship at Codesign. Today, he is a fully-fledged architect specialising in visualisation and modelling, and is responsible for developing these tools at Codesign. Ahmed lends his skills to different projects as and when needed. He is a driven individual who thrives in team-based projects and enjoys mixing his cultural experiences with typical “western” architectural thinking.
Elis has a keen interest in development and optimisation; something that he applies to all the projects he is involved in, particularly those involving architecture and organisational development. With his background in mathematics, he brings a unique, methodical problem-solving skillset to any project. He enjoys the opportunity to develop employees and improve organisations through the physical environment. Elis has experience in all areas of building development, from early feasibility studies and requirement assessments, to planning, production, final delivery and follow-up.
Love has extensive experience within architecture and design, with an emphasis on interior and furniture design as well as finding unique solutions to the smallest details. He has experience in all projects stages, from analysis of business needs and concept development approaches to design and coordination of construction and interior work. Many of his projects have involved defining concepts whereby the physical environment reflects the brand.
Johanna is currently on parental leave.
Jonathan has a degree in interior architecture and furniture design from the Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. During his studies he spent time at art school in Tokyo. Jonathan also has a degree in archaeology and has completed a curatorial education in exhibition production. He has designed exhibits for museums and created stage sets for theatre and dance performances. Jonathan's interest in architecture grew out of the desire to understand how we humans perceive and are affected by the room and the world around us from the perspective of the body and mind.
Gabriel’s interests lie in concept and identity, and how these affect and are affected by people. He has gradually worked his way up through different design disciplines: from accessories to tattoos, clothing, design, theatre, community art projects and now architecture. This broad experience has given him a good understanding of how different industries and types of design relate to one another and often overlap. Gabriel has written a book for designers as part of his degree on design, identity and user perspective, called “The Artist."
Annalisa studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. Her vast experience includes projects involving decorative arts and interior design, as well as urban planning that brings social studies – particularly from a gender perspective – into focus. Her research has been published in many papers and presented in several lectures. Annalisa likes to work on the border between the personal and the political, and believes that architecture can improve the way we live – both indoors and outdoors – by accommodating for people’s everyday needs.
Nadine has close to 15 years of professional experience from Sweden and the UK. During this time she has worked on many projects and been involved at every stage of the architectural process. This includes everything from analysis and concept development to design and supervising construction work. Nadine is also extremely interested in urban planning and sustainability issues and has expanded her expertise in these areas in recent years.
Sita began her professional life in England, where she worked for Architype in London. Whilst there, she developed a passion for an ecologically sustainable approach to architecture and design. She then went on to write a Master's thesis at the University of Sheffield on the challenges surrounding the relationship between sustainability and aesthetics. Sita is also actively interested in the psychology of fear, risk, reward and danger in public areas. When she’s not in the office, Sita pursues her other interest, dancing. And as a trained dancer and ballet teacher she has an eye for the connection between the physical architectural environment, movement and dance.
Ante is responsible for development of schools and dynamic learning environments at Codesign. He is passionate about his role and takes great pleasure in identifying the values, goals and vision of the school and/or community being developed to ensure that business and real estate development go hand in hand. Ante is also a frequent lecturer and likes to talk about how we develop inclusive learning environments for children and adults.
Kimberley has a passion for architecture that combines social aspects with structural engineering solutions. After completing her technically-oriented architectural training in Belgium, she supplemented her knowledge with an education programme in industrial design to learn more about user-centric design and processes. She works mostly with residential architecture where she allows the project’s needs to steer the design process, regardless of whether it is an apartment buildings or a kitchen.
Helena’s main interest is in sustainable architecture and public spaces. She has a bachelor's degree from Umeå School of Architecture and is part of Codesign Research Studio. She will spend 2016/2017, working together with her fellow Codesign Research Studio colleagues on the borders between architectural theory and practice.
Over the years Lina’s career has been concentrated around interior design, the furniture industry and the Swedish art scene. Her work has been driven by a genuine love of the unexpected within design. Lina also has extensive experience of working with digital communication, both strategically and operationally. As a project manager she enjoys coordinating every step of the architectural process, harmoniously and with an attention to detail.
Jon studied architecture at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology. He has in-depth knowledge from urban development projects and private housing, as well as restaurant and office interior design. He has extensive experience in tenant improvement programmes from his time as an architect for development and rental property owners. Jon has also taught at the Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, where he tutored students who studied interior architecture and furniture design. At Codesign, Jon has worked with change management, work processes and home and interior design.
Johan has a successful background as a designer with several awards and scholarships for his designs and product designs. He is constantly trying to challenge modern conventions with a new approach to design, while ensuring it isn’t experienced as odd or incomprehensible. He believes small changes provide new impressions and that everything – from a line of text to a house – acts as communication with the receiver of a message. He strongly believes in the power of curiosity, of listening to others and people’s desire to share ideas and knowledge. This is what has led Johan to the role of a Designer/Project Manager where both planning and design receive equal attention.
Moa's interest in architecture and urban development began to flourish at an early age when she accompanied her father to construction sites. While doing her Masters, she developed a user-focused process kit that could be used with the young and old during the study phase of an architecture or design project. Her passion and inspiration come from working with users and clients, which she then uses to develop inspiring environments that fulfil their function. Moa has also worked as a volunteer in a disaster area in the Philippines where she helped develop indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Julia has a passion for architecture that enables people to grow, no matter what the project is: whether it’s the municipality of Bjuv’s investment in a new school, the update to Tech Farm’s collective accommodation or the innovative office environments at Klustret. When she graduated from the School of Architecture in Copenhagen in 2015, she worked with the architects at Q2. When not involved with architecture, Julia is involved in various projects on the border between art and architecture. This experience has given her a strong conceptual ability, but also an understanding of how concepts are turned into sketches, drawings and eventually results that people take note of and interact with.
Nadia works with business development, focusing her efforts on international growth and customer aftersales service. She has a background in service and facility management stretching back over 20 years. Nadia came to Codesign from Spotify, where she established offices around the world as Global Head of Facilities. Previous to that she worked in various industries, and has run outsourcing and facility businesses in Sweden. Nadia's driving force is developing business and providing the best possible service to customers. In her role, she also advises clients on local issues and the entire process involved in establishing an 'up and running' office. Service and responsiveness are Nadia's buzzwords for success!
Petra is a qualified architect who has practiced in Sweden and the US. She has worked with every stage of the architectural process from initial concept and analysis to design and coordination of construction work. All of the projects that Petra has been involved in – be it schools, exhibitions or offices – have all had one thing in common: they were conducted in close cooperation with users and clients.