Tonje Værdal Frydenlund, studied Landscape Architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
She joined SNØHETTA in 2001 and has been part of the Management since 2004. From 2013 -2019 she was Managing Director for Snøhetta Oslo, focusing on the Nordic and European market, and since 2019 she has focused on Business Development in the Nordic region.
For more than 30 years, Snøhetta has designed some of the world’s most notable public and cultural projects. Snøhetta kick-started its career in 1989 with the competition-winning entry for the new library of Alexandria, Egypt. Based in Oslo and New York, and with offices in Paris, Hong Kong, Innsbruck and Adelaide, Snøhetta is currently working on a wide range of international projects. Since its inception, the practice has maintained its original transdisciplinary approach, and integrates architectural, landscape, interior, product and graphic design across its projects. The collaborative nature between Snøhetta’s different disciplines is an essential driving force of the practice.
Snøhetta’s working method practices a simultaneous exploration of traditional handicraft and cutting-edge digital technology. At the heart of all Snøhetta’s work lies a commitment to social and environmental sustainability, shaping the built environment and design in the service of humanism. Snøhetta believes well-conceived design can help things run more efficiently, improve people’s well-being and make life more enjoyable. Every project is designed with strong, meaningful concepts in mind – concepts that can translate the ethos of its users and their context.