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He has led several large scale projects within a variety of sectors and has extensive international experience. He leads Haptic’s airport projects and is also responsible for the Scandinavian projects in the practice. Tomas has been a key member of the team for Istanbul International Airport, Arctic Circle Airport, Hanimaadhoo Airport, Arctic Ocean Airport and the competition winning entry for Riga International Airport.
Tomas has taught, lectured, exhibited and been published internationally and has experience in international jury work.
Tomas is a member of the Van Alen Institute’s International Council www.vanalen.org
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Scott leads many of Haptic's UK projects in the masterplanning, residential, hospitality and infrastructure sectors. He is currently working on the HS2 terminal at Euston, alongside Grimshaw Architects. His other large scale achievements include The London Cancer Hub, which is an ambitious plan to create the world’s leading life-science and healthcare district, specialising in cancer research and treatment.
Scott was previously an associate at Hamiltons. He was educated at the Bartlett, University College London. Scott is a regular critic at the London schools and is a Camden Design Review panel member. Scott is a member of the Van Alen Institute’s International Council.
Nikki is currently setting up a design department within the studio; he will oversee Haptic Design - offering clients a full range of design services. Nikki won the 2019 Designers Saturday Award for his work for Restaurant Haakon. Judges praised him for using a ‘very restrained, yet sophisticated palette’. His other achievements for Haptic include the 300-room conference hotel 'Quality Hotel Expo' described by Visit Norway as a project which ‘set a new standard for creating inspiring environments’. He has also designed a penthouse and additional luxury apartments for the former home of the BBC, as well as a new office space for consultancy Arkwright.
Prior to joining Haptic Nikki worked for Arkitekturverkstedet with Tomas. Nikki studied interior architecture at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and architecture at the Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen and University of Sydney, Australia. He also studied furniture design at the Oslo Academy of Art. Nikki has taught at the Oslo Institute of Design.
He is currently heading up the studio’s built portfolio on commercial and residential projects and has broad experience in the design and technical delivery of complex and challenging projects of various sectors and scales.
With more than 20 years of experience in architecture, Timo especially enjoys the collaborative aspect of the profession; where the team works towards the goal of bringing the architectural vision into the real world; making the built environment an ecologically friendly and enjoyable environment.
Currently Timo is heading up W3 in Kings Cross, a community hub build mainly from engineered timber. He has worked internationally on numerous projects in the Czech Republic, Germany and Norway.
Timo was educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and Kingston University. He has lectured at schools including, the Bartlett, the Metropolitan University of London and Brighton University. Timo is also a keen cyclist and enjoys working closely with construction colleagues who share his passion.
Since joining the practice, Agnete has been working on competitions and urban studies in the center of Oslo.
After completing her bachelor's, Agnete worked one year as an intern at Christ & Gantenbein in Switzerland. She has also gained experience from NSW Arkitektur.
During her master's, Agnete exchanged one semester to AHO. Her studies concentrate on contextual architecture, understanding and interpreting site-specific characters.
Agnieszka has been responsible for many projects in the Retail and Arts and Cultural sectors. At Haptic she has recently worked on the design of a temporary, mobile photography exhibition for the Science Museum Group as well as the design for a new railway collection museum in Margate, Kent.
Agnieszka studied at Cambridge and Bartlett, UCL. Prior to joining Haptic, Agnieszka set up Glowacka Rennie Architects and Studio Glowacka. Her work has included projects for The Victoria and Albert Museum ‘FuturePlan’, RIBA and 100% Design show at Olympia.
Agnieszka has run two design units at The Bartlett, one with Haptic Director Tomas Stokke. Agnieszka currently leads the architectural teaching for Haptic on the innovative, multi-disciplinary MEng course at Bartlett, UCL.
Aksel joined Haptic in March 2018, after 10 years’ experience from the Asplan Viak office in Oslo, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork and project management. He brings extensive experience across a wide range of scales and programmes from a mix of private and public commissioners, such as healthcare, education, culture, sports and housing.
He has been part of several large-scale projects, including the Fornebu Housing and mixed-use development: a 6500-housing expansion for OBOS. He has also headed up projects such as an emergency hospital in Ski outside Oslo; a transformation of the main port area in Horten for cultural purposes; and several public schools in Norway, such as Østensjø School in Oslo. Aksel is currently managing some of the ongoing projects in Norway.
Passionate about creating schemes that are people friendly, Alan looks to connect public spaces with the commercial offer to provide a memorable and engaging sense of place.
Collaborating with clients, stakeholders, researchers and architects, Alan establishes commercial strategies including retail master-planning, commercial districting, spatial future proofing, customer flow analysis, demographic needs and placemaking.
Alan believes that a project scope is not always the same, so by understanding project aspirations, he defines directions for optimising commercial revenue and reinforcing a unique spirit of place.
Alan is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
She holds particular experience in the residential sector, having designed and delivered Haptic’s various residential schemes in London and Oslo, including: Drøbak, a residential development for the elderly, which she was fully involved from the concept stage to continue to work on realising the competition winning scheme. She was also a key member of the design team for a mixed-use development by the Oslo waterfront, in Sørenga.
Angela’s experience has since encompassed a wide variety of other building typologies; such as the regeneration scheme of Straume, Masterplan for the Oslo Airport City, as well as being involved in the creation of a leisure building at Kings Cross W3 and a furniture showroom concept and fit-out project in Borough. She has also been charged with the design and delivery for large-scale airport service buildings in Kristiansund and Bergen. Currently Angela is working on a locomotive museum conversion in Margate, UK.
She has taken part in exhibitions including Pop Brixton, Architecture Open, and Working the land, showcasing Haptic’s works. Outside of architecture she has a fondness for sports and nature. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and basic Norwegian.
Anthony has worked in both London and Oslo studios on a variety of projects, ranging from small-scale community interventions to large-scale residential developments and airports. He is also a driving force behind Haptic’s BIM development and Anthony is currently working on the HS2 terminus at Euston, alongside Grimshaw Architects.
Anthony has worked with Haptic since graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL – where he was awarded the Fitzroy Robinson drawing prize. In his spare time he produces props and set pieces for a local theatre charity where he is a trustee.
She has previously worked as an architectural assistant for the architecture firm tpbennett, and as a consultant for the landscape architecture firm LDA Design where she gained experience working on large commercial and public realm developments as part of both the architecture and landscape architecture teams. She is pleased to have gained experience working on projects from the side of the landscape architecture team, as it has given her a further appreciation of the public realm and how spaces surrounding buildings can be utilised.
Chris joined Haptic in 2012 and has worked on several key projects for the practice. He has particular experience in the residential, mixed use and hospitality sectors, throughout a wide range of development phases.
Chris completed both Part I and II studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, attaining first class honours and a RIBA Bronze Medal nomination in 2008. He completed his Part III Diploma with merit at the University of Westminster in 2014.
Before joining Haptic, Chris worked at BDP and Surface Architects. Here he gained broad experience in the education sector, notably on two BSF projects for Islington and Hull.
Besides being involved in projects of various scales and types, consisting of residential, office, and mixed-use building designs, she has specialist expertise in transportation projects (8+ airport terminals, stations, tunnels) with multi-disciplinary coordination qualification and international work experience.
As to her academic background, Damla obtained a double major Bachelor’s degree from Istanbul Technical University. She graduated with the highest grade rank for architecture and landscape architecture majors, receiving the best graduation project award.
She completed her Masters studies in Urban Vision and Architectural Design program at Domus Academy, Milan where she graduated with Distinction.
She is passionate about design competitions and has been awarded in numerous international competitions in various scales and design fields.
Prior to joining Haptic, Damla worked at Grimshaw Architects where she had the opportunity to work on complex aviation designs in greater detail such as Heathrow Airport Expansion, JFK Airport Masterplanning, and Zurich Airport(competition) projects. In GMWM Architects, she was mainly involved with Eurasia Tunnel Operations & Management Building, Kuwait International Airport and Audi Group Headquarters.
Damla is the co-founder of SKAB, a landscape architecture practice that specializes in BIM where she plays a key role in steering new business strategies.
Dimitris has strong experience in infrastructure and masterplanning projects and a particular interest in sustainable urbanism and technology. He is currently technical coordinator for the Delhi Noida International Airport in India which aspires to achieve LEED Gold standard and to operate at Carbon Net Zero.
He has previously worked on other significant infrastructure projects including HS2 Euston station and Istanbul Grand Airport in collaboration with Grimshaw Architects, Arup and Nordic Office of Architecture, as well as masterplan projects such as Chadwell Heath Masterplan and Oslo Airport City. He was also project architect for the award-winning Rosemoor studios in Chelsea, London.
Dimitris leads the technical reviews in the practice for all projects and is a mentor to staff at Haptic who wish to partake their professional exams.
He has previously worked at Wilkinson Eyre Architects, CRAB Studio and Arup Associates where he gained experience working on complex projects with a strong sustainability agenda. He completed his studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture with Distinction.
Dimitris has over 10 years experience in academia having taught design and technical studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Central St Martins College and Ravensbourne University.
Eline’s interest in research-based and narrative-driven architecture has led her to work in the field of transformation and renovation. Her analytical approach - taking site, program and context in close consideration when designing - was strengthened at Aarhus School of Architecture, where she received her MArch in Architecture, specialising in Cultural Heritage.
Before Haptic she worked as an architect at the Copenhagen-based office, JAC studios, where she also interned during her studies. There she gained experience working on residential and smaller scale projects and exhibitions, with a focus on fine detailing, considered use of materials and communication.
Parallel to her studies, she has been an organizer of several workshops and events, such as the European Architecture Students Assembly. Prior to her architectural studies, she completed a one-year study program in Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, with one semester as an exchange student in Hoi An, Vietnam.
He studied architecture and urban planning in Portugal and specialized in architectural visualization and BIM in Madrid, increasing his interest in the integration of new technologies into the architectural workflow. Since he moved to London, he has worked at Foster + Partners on a wide range of projects as the New International Airport Mexico City, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S Headquarters in Copenhagen, Varso tower in Poland and mixed-use project competitions.
He also worked at Pascall + Watson on some of the major London airports and Dublin airport. During the years working with them, he did collaborations with Grimshaw on the Heathrow Expansion project and a competition for a new Terminal with Zaha Hadid assisting from the airport planning side.
Fatimah is currently working and assisting with Haptic’s airport projects.
She has a keen interest in film and architecture: Visual perception within the frame. Fatimah spent her teen years in Tanzania, which influenced her love for afro-Arabic aesthetics and interests on model making using a variety of materials, particularly with clay and ceramics. She also enjoys upcycling vintage furniture in her spare time.
Prior to joining Haptic Filippo worked for Snøhetta where he took part in large architecture projects as well several interior and branding projects, and for Antonio Citterio & Partners where he worked as a furniture designer. His work has included the Competition proposal for the San Pellegrino flagship factory and visitor centre in Milan, the restoration of The Caranavalet Museum in Paris and the entrance design for the Metro Donostialdea in San Sebastián, and the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture.
Filippo is a Dottore in Architettura from the Faculty of Architecture, Milan. He also studied at London Guildhall University and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
She has worked in leading creative companies, art collections, galleries and museums including the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, Jazz in Marciac festival, The Wallace Collection, Tate Britain, The Society of British and International Design and Stanton Williams Architects.
Geraldine is a visual artist and an art educator. She is a member of ArtCan, a non-profit arts organisation that promotes artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions.
She holds an MA in Cultural Project Management, a BA in Art History specialised in architecture, and a City and Guilds of London Institute certificate in Events Operations. She is currently undertaking the CIPD Associate Level 5 diploma in Learning and Development.
Geraldine joined Haptic Architects in 2018 where she became a key member of the business support team.
He enjoys all stages of the design and construction process, transforming concept to reality with a curious eye for how things work, and has a high regard for how sustainability is an essential aspect of contemporary buildings. He’s also interested in exploring the materiality of buildings and interiors to reflect simplicity, tactility and good detailing.
He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Brasília, Brazil (2017), with one-year studying Architecture at the London South Bank University, UK (2015). After graduation, his final degree project received honours from the Institute of Architects of Brazil.
Giovanni has practical experience both in Brazil and in the UK, working as lead, independently, and as part of a team. His work experience in Brazil, which started as an Assistant and led to being promoted to Associate after graduation, includes a variety of residential and commercial schemes, always using specific constraints and restrictions of the projects as design tools.
Since relocating to the UK in 2020 from Brazil, he has gained more experience working on a range of projects including Interior Architecture, Listed Buildings Refurbishment and Estate Regeneration.
Alongside architecture his passions are cooking, collecting Scandinavian Modern furniture and travelling & visiting buildings and architecture that inspire him.
Hans-Christoph mostly works on large scale public and commercial projects. These range from offices to hotels at some of the most scenic sites in Norway. Currently he is working on the New Government Headquarters in Oslo: an ambitious and hugely complex development for the Norwegian government in central Oslo.
As well as completing his own projects, he has previously worked at Grüntuch Ernst Architekten (Berlin), Transborder Studio and Momentum Arkitekter, where he has gained extensive knowledge in a variety of projects at different scales. Ranging from competitions to the interdisciplinary work in detail planning and the construction phases of complex public projects.
Before joining Haptic he played a key role in the delivery of large hospital projects in Norway. Hans-Christoph completed his master’s in architecture at RWTH Aachen in Germany. In 2014 his Master Thesis was nominated for the Euregional Prize for Architecture.
She is an educated interior architect from Ravensbourne University in London and also earned a certificate from Harvard graduate school of design through HarvardX in 2020 in the subject of architectural imagination.
Janicke is a strong communicator both verbally and written and has held numerous talks in different foras and also hosted Pecha Kucha Night Events in Oslo.
With her background and diverse portfolio of skills she has gained a good professional understanding of the many different aspects of business and the creative industry as a whole.
She joined Haptic in January 2021 as Studio Manager in Oslo and senior advisor for communication and design projects.
Prior to joining Haptic Johan worked at Henning Larsen, Oslo Airport and Tag Arkitekter. There he gained extensive knowledge in a variety of projects from large scale builds to tiny living. Johan has recently played a key role in the delivery of the largest collocation of a veterinary institute and college in Norway, eight interconnected buildings of 63 000 m2 in Ås. He has also worked on projects such as the extension of the new Oslo airport, offices, branding and commercial projects, art exhibitions, art installations and several large-scale housing complexes such as Tiedemannsbyen Petersborgkvartalet. Johan is currently working on the new Government Headquarters in Oslo.
Parallel to his work, he is designing tiny living projects.
She is currently involved in the practice's masterplanning and residential projects and she has been part of the design team working together with Grimshaw Architects for the new HS2 Euston Station.
She has previously worked in practices such as Mecanoo, Stockwool and Woods Bagot where she gained experience working on big scale mixed-use, residential, hospitality and urban regeneration projects.
She studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and she
received her Master’s in Urbanism from TU Delft in the Netherlands.
He ran a small architecture office called VY for 10 years and developed a generalist approach, operating in both public and private sectors. He has gained experience in a wide range of projects, from tourism and cultural programs to masterplanning, housing and schools. He has worked on projects and competitions like Topstop for Flåmsbana at Vatnahalsen, Masterplan of Voss Fjellandsby, Regional state Archives in Bergen for Statsbygg, Masterplan Site Renault in Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris (AAUPC), Midtun school in Bergen (Asplan Viak) and is currently working on the Oslo City Airport Hotel at Gardermoen.
Lars finds inspiration in ideas and experiences, from previous conceptual designs, visual arts and music. In his work he focuses on the intentions and needs of the client, translating these into site-specific architectural qualities that merge space and function, materiality and natural light.
Educated at Bergen School of Architecture BAS and École Spéciale d'Architecture ESA Paris as Architecte DESA, and is member of the Norwegian Architectural Association MNAL.
Lucía is currently working on mixed use developments in both Norway and the UK including hospitality, leisure and commercial facilities. In Oslo she is part of the OAC team, developing a multi-purpose hospitality centre including a hotel, conference facilities and commercial premises. In London, she is leading the design of a multi-purpose community centre for Argent at Kings Cross, championing sustainable design with a timber structure and envelope building.
Lucía began her career in Barcelona where she graduated at the ETSAB. Here she gained valuable experience developing projects in conservation areas in both residential and hospitality sectors at Area Urbana. After moving to London, she joined Piercy & Company where she became a key member of the studio, working on a wide range of projects across all sectors. Amongst others, these include a large mixed use development of residential, retail and commercial typologies for Argent at Kings Cross, a commercial scheme for LandSec in Southwark and a collection of small residential commissions for private clients.
Ole Jacob has worked on a variety of projects ranging from pavilions to large scale public buildings. He has particularly been involved with restorations of listed buildings, and has experience with technical drawing, registration work and concept development.
Ole Jacob is especially interested in 3D-modelling and architectural representation, as well as being a keen photographer.
Penny brings a wealth of architectural administrative experience from previous practices. As PA and Project Administrator at both PRP and BDP, she supported several senior Directors and large teams running residential, infrastructure and heritage projects, as well as assisting the marketing departments with competitions, bids and tender submissions. At UNIT Architects Penny moved into Office Management, overseeing the running of this young, medium sized practice in all its day-to-day functions.
Penny graduated with a BA(Hons) in History of Art from the University of Northumbria, which led her to gravitate towards a career in the creative sector, with interiors and architecture of particular interest.
Saphia is currently working on the HS2 within the Public Realm team. Previously she has worked as a freelance architectural assistant for Sally Hogarth and as a Part I for HTA. At her time at HTA she worked on urban design and modular construction projects within the housing realm.
Previously, he was an Architectural Director as NSW Arkitektur, where he designed several prominent new projects in Norway - notably the winning design of the New Vestland County Chambers in Bergen and the redevelopment of the Sterudkvartalet in central Moss.
Prior to moving to Norway in 2016, Scott worked in Haptic's London office. There he worked on several of our UK and international projects, including Rosemoor Studios in Kensington and Chelsea, London, and large scale international airports in Vietnam and France.
Before joining Haptic in 2015 he gained international experience working in China and Spain.
Before joining Haptic, Sherief worked for Bjarke Ingel’s Group in Copenhagen and Haverstock in London, where he gained project experience working at a range of different scales from large scale civic buildings to residential respite buildings for young adults with special needs. Aside from office experience, Sherief’s freelance endeavours have lead him to gain experience in exhibition design and a redesign of a church entrance-way in central London.
Away from work, Sherief’s passion for travelling and food often finds himself on wheels or with a wooden spoon in his hand.
He worked in London for Avery Associates Architects on the IMAX theatre at Waterloo Station in London among other cultural projects, before moving to Oslo and joining Lund & Slaatto Architects in 1999.
In 2001 he joined Snøhetta to work on the Norwegian Opera and Ballet first as façade designer and then as Design Team Leader and Site Architect.
Over the course of 19 years at Snøhetta he has headed up several large scale projects around the world as well as being stationed in New York to run the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Simon has also been an active lecturer and jury member for Architectural competitions and been active in Snøhetta’s leadership group.
He joined Haptic in 2020 as an Associate Director and Discipline Leader in the Oslo office.
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His vision of strengthening the interrelationship between buildings and the land; made Tim obtain a bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture and gather experience in projects across various scales in urban design practices, before achieving a first class honor degree in Architecture from the University of Westminster. Further, this interest has translated into awards in several cultural masterplanning competitions.
Prior to joining Haptic, Tim worked at AEDAS, London, on medium to large scale mixed use residential, hospitality and international masterplanning projects.
Alongside architecture Tim has a strong passion for the game of golf and course design.
Her graduate project, 'Ark for an Ant Tribe', was featured on Dezeen School Shows 2021. It addresses the acute housing needs of well-educated but income poor young people who come to Beijing to seek their future. Yuen-Wah's student work is heavily influenced by Post-Modernism, which was also the subject of her dissertation.
In addition to architectural pursuits, Yuen-Wah enjoys visiting art exhibitions, with a particular interest in abstract expressionism and metaphysical art.