Mork-Ulnes Architects is the recipient of Architectural Record’s 2015 Design Vanguard Award and named by the Norwegian National Museum as one of “the most noteworthy young architects in Norway” (Under 40. Exhibition, 2013). With offices in San Francisco and Oslo, Mork-Ulnes Architects approaches projects with a quirky minimalism that combines Scandinavian practicality and California’s ‘can-do’ spirit of innovation.
Rigorous and concept-driven, the practice is based on built work that is both playful and restrained, and informed by economies of means and materials. Since its founding by Casper Mork-Ulnes in 2005, Mork Ulnes Architects have worked on projects from master plans, to mixed-use buildings, to ground up residences, to 100 square foot cabins, and have built on 3 continents. Current projects include: an all concrete guest house in Northern California; a master plan for a new community in the California Sierras; a mixed-use, waterfront community in the Bay Area; a cross-laminated timber home in Oregon; a surf cabin in Brazil; and a 90,000sf mixed-use building in Norway.