NIELSTORP + architects has been one of Norway’s most productive architectural offices since 1984 with significant projects nationally and internationally.

The office is an extended partnership specialising in innovative, future driven project management with fully integrated BIM design on all levels.

For decades, we have shown respect for tradition and culture in our designs for rehabilitation and upgrading of buildings – both externally and internally. Our team of interior architects provide comprehensive solutions in all projects.

The office is known for our social responsibility and for its design of outstanding social meeting places – both inside and outside our buildings.

We have extensive experience with designing master plans for urban areas around the world.  We design residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings, offices, hotels, science centers and sports arenas. In addition our experience cover airports, airport hotels and head offices for international airlines such as Scandinavian Airlines, British Airlines and China Easter Airlines.

Our designs provide optimised experiences and utilisation of natural landscapes with an architecture that suits both built environment and nature. We cooperate with leading environmental and biotechnical scientists to implement solutions for circular economy, urban agriculture and smart cities.

NIELSTORP + architects believe in creating architecture that contributes to harmony between people, landscape and nature.

We strive for architecture that is empathetic and sustainable, which is good for people to be in, in the now and in the future.


The company’s structure has expanded and developed throughout the years, and is now a partnership with 6 partners, and Niels A. Torp as the primary owner. Bente Ulvøy is the Managing Director, responsible for the running of the company.

Our projects have teams with both young designers and experienced experts. They include architects, interior architects and urban designers, with support from modelers, building technicians and BIM operators. We have an extended knowledge of building physics, new materials, public codes and regulations.

Each project has a project leader who is the customer’s primary point of contact, responsible for project management, design and delivery of production information. Øyvind Neslein is a partner and Project Manager, coordinating the project leaders, maintaining supervision of each project and ensuring that project quality meets requirements.

Our fully integrated practice of designing in 3D/BIM Modeling allows us to visualize all projects efficiently and while simultaneously develop them at a detailed level.

We are an international group of 35 professionals from 10 different nations working on projects in Norway, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This creates a rich company culture with a multifaceted approach to the exciting challenges we handle every day.