NIELSTORP + Architects has been one of Norway’s most productive architectural offices since it was founded in 1984, with significant projects nationally and internationally.

Today, the office is an extended partnership that works with innovative and 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. We have our own department of interior architects so that we can provide comprehensive solutions in all our 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 are experienced in designing master plans for urban areas around the world  We design housing, commercial and mixed-use buildings, offices, hotels, science center and sports arenas. We have also extensive project experience with several airports, airport hotels and head offices for several airlines. We have a proven track record in China, which was recently awarded a MIPIM Asia Award in 2019 in the category Best Office Development for our design of the headquarters of China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai.

The buildings we design are positioned to provide optimum experience and utilization of the landscape and reflect a modern style of material selection –  and architecture that suits both the place 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 team of 35 professionals from 10 different nations working on projects in Norway, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, resulting in a rich company culture with many different languages.