Background and activities
Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, NTNU
Areas of special expertise
• Architectural design of buildings, transport infrastructure and bridges
• City and urban planning
• Strategy and leadership
Education and employment
Educated house building engineer at Oslo University of Technology 1984, and professional architect at NTH 1990. Partner and co-founder of Pir II Architectural Office in Trondheim from 1994 to 2005. Earlier on he worked as an architect at Rødahl and Clausen AS and Ola Steen Architectural Office. In 2005 he was employed at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art. He was Vice-dean for education at the faculty from 2005 to 2013.
Appointments, awards and projects
He has held several board positions at NTNU and many academic assessment missions, and has also participated in numerous juries for architectural competitions. In 1997 he received Trondheim Masonry price for pumping stations in Trondheim. He has also led and contributed to numerous architectural projects, see CV for details.