Faculty Board

Faculty of Architecture and Design

Faculty Board


The board at The Faculty of Architecture and Design in the period 1.08.2017–31.07.2021

Eksternal representatives

Chairman of the board Nils Marstein, architect
Trude Gomnæs Ugelstad, head of the Committee for Government Grants for Artists
Gunnel Fottland, Enova SF
Johan Arnt Haarberg, former head of Norwegian Artistic Research Programme in Bergen

1. Seniorarchitect, Tine Hegli, Snøhetta AS
2. Senior advisor, Tore Leite, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
3. Vikas Thakur, Head of Department, IBM, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU

Internal representatives
Permanently employed in teaching/research positions

Permanent members:
Lecturer Nina Haarsaker, Department of Architecture and Technology
Associate Professor, Ole Lund, Department of Design (Gjøvik)
Professor Geir Hansen, Department of Architecture and Planning (replacing Ida Nilstad Pettersen, withdrawing due to Deputy Head of Department position)

Professor Olav Kristoffersen, Department of Architecture and Planning
Professor Markus Schwai, Department of Architecture and Planning
Associate Professor, Luca Finocchiaro, Department of Architecture and Design

Permanently and temporarily employed in technical and administrative positions

Permanent member:
Senior advisor, Tone Woie Alstadheim, Faculty administration
Head engineer, Morten Kvamme, Faculty administration

Temporarily employed in teacing/research positions - period 01.08.2019 - 31.07.2020

Permanent member:
Assistant lecturer Erik Frydenlund Hofsbro, Department of Architecture and Planning
Savis Gohari Krangsås


Faculty representative, Erik Scott Hognestad
Faculty representative, Astrid M. Ibenholt

Faculty representative, Lucas Scheffer



The Faculty Bord is the supreme body of the Faculty.

The Faculty Board is responsible for establishing the paramount objectives, priorities and strategies of the unit within the frames of the current regulations and the resolutions of the superior level.

Thus the Faculty board ensures this by determining:

  • the strategy of the unit and its superior priorities regarding the diciplines
  • budget and the distribution frame
  • matters of great strategic or principal importance
  • reports on goal achievement relative to strategy and budget


The Faculty Board consists of 11 members:

  • Chairman of the Board (external)
  • 4 memebers of the scientific staff, of which 1 representative for the temporarily employed
  • 2 student representatives
  • 1 members of the technical- and administrative staff
  • 3 external representatives in addition to the Chairman of the Board

For each member group a corresponding number of deputies is to be elected/appointed.

Secretary of the Faculty Board is the Dean. The Dean also attends the board meetings and holds the right to speak. 

Faculty Board meetings 2021

Faculty Board meetings 2021

26 February

25 June 



For questions and comments to the Faculty Board or the managment, please contact: