Tomas Stokke
Co-Founder, RIBA, MNAL
tomas@hapticarchitects.com
+44 7903 674 709
Tomas Stokke is a co-founder of Haptic. He has previously established and led the Oslo-based office, Arkitekturverkstedet. Prior to that Tomas co-founded the London office Metropolitan Workshop. He is educated at the Bartlett, University College London.

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
Scott Grady
Co-Founder, RIBA, ARB, DipArch
scott@hapticarchitects.com
+44 7967 360 072
Scott Grady is a co-founder of Haptic Architects. He set up the practice in 2009 with Tomas Stokke, Timo Haedrich and Nikki Butenschøn. His particular interest is in urban design. He is skilled in creating projects which completely re-imagine sites, whether in complex urban conditions or in remote locations. Scott is inspired by the wider creative industries, in particular contemporary art, industrial design, crafts and photography which continually inspire Haptic’s work and ethos.

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 Butenschøn
Nikki Butenschøn is a co-founder of Haptic Architects. He set up the practice in 2009 with Scott Grady, Tomas Stokke and Timo Haedrich. His specialism is interior architecture. Nikki creates conceptual, unpretentious and tailor-made projects. His aim is to listen to his clients’ wishes and fulfill them with thoughtful interpretation. Nikki is a master of creating fresh spaces which are a modern take on Scandinavian style. He is inspired by architects and designers like Neri & Hu, Shigeru Ban and Patricia Urquiola.

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.
Agnete Winsnes Astrup
Agnete received her MArch at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, before joining Haptic Architects in autumn 2019.

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 Glowacka
Head of Business Development, MaCantab, DipArch, ARB
agnieszka@hapticarchitects.com
Agnieszka Glowacka is a qualified architect and award-winning spatial designer. She joined Haptic Architects in May 2018 to head the Business Development unit within the studio, as well as being the design lead on some of the practice’s projects. Agnieszka is inspired by visiting buildings and spaces that connect emotionally and delight physically, using these memorable experiences to influence her own design thinking.

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 Warhuus
Senior Architect MArch MNAL
aksel@hapticarchitects.com
Aksel studied Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture, where he graduated at the institute for Urbanism. He also studied at the ETSAB technical university in Barcelona and has previously worked with architectural practises in Norway and Spain.

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.
Angela Lo
Architect, MPhil, ARB
angela@hapticarchitects.com
Angela was educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge. Having joined Haptic since her year-out in 2011, she has been working in both Oslo and London offices. Her areas of expertise include complex spatial arrangement, sensitive approaches to design and BIM proficiency.

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 Williams
Architectural Assistant (Part II), MArch
anthony@hapticarchitects.com
Anthony is an Architectural Assistant at Haptic and has worked with the practice since 2013. He has a particular interest in complex infrastructural design and is a skilled BIM and CADCAM specialist. Anthony is inspired by the natural world and its intricate patterns and structures, embracing Haptic’s ‘light touch’ ethos.

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.
Chris Wong
Associate, ARB, DipArch
chris@hapticarchitects.com

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.
Dimitris Argyros
Senior Associate, RIBA, ARB, DipArch
dimitris@hapticarchitects.com
Dimitris is a Senior Associate at Haptic Architects. He joined Haptic in March 2014 and has since then worked on a variety of projects from concept to construction.

Dimitris has strong experience in infrastructure and masterplanning projects and a particular interest in sustainable urbanism and technology. He is currently working on the HS2 Euston station in collaboration with Grimshaw Architects and Arup. He has previously worked on Istanbul Grand Airport with Grimshaw Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture, Chadwell Heath Masterplan, Oslo Airport City and the award-winning Rosemoor studios. 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 is a design tutor at Ravensbourne University. He has previously been a design and technical tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture where he is a regular visiting critic.
Eline Evenstad Dahl
Eline joined Haptic Architects as an Architect in April 2019. She is working on various projects, ranging from feasibility studies and competitions, exhibition design and interior projects to housing renovations and larger new build residential projects and cultural buildings. She is currently working on “Orkesterplassen”: a residential project in Stjørdal, Norway in collaboration with Nordic Office of Architecture.

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.
Filippo Gazzola
Filippo is an experienced architect and interiors specialist. He joined Haptic in 2018 as part of the senior team in Norway, bringing with him over 20 years’ design experience. He is currently creating the new Norwegian Government Headquarters in Oslo. The scheme comprises of seven buildings with 4,500 workspaces. He has previously worked in Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, France, Spain, USA, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway in the Cultural, Arts, Infrastructure and Leisure sectors.

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.
Geraldine Molia
Geraldine has over 10 years’ experience in coordination, administration, public and customer services in France and the UK.

She has worked in leading creative companies, art collections, galleries and museums including the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, The Wallace Collection, Tate Britain, The Society of British and International Design, Stanton Williams Architects and TM Lighting.

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.

Geraldine joined Haptic Architects in 2018 where she became a key member of the business support team.
Hans-Christoph Schultz
Hans-Christoph is an Associate at Haptic Architects, he joined the practice in February 2018. Hans-Christoph is a skilled construction architect and he is especially interested in exploring the field of new technology in architecture, where he is a strong believer of its potential to create and manage better, smarter and more sustainable architecture. A passion he also explores outside of work. Hans-Christoph is inspired by subtle, unpretentious and to-the-point works of architecture.

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.
Hilde Høgseth
Studio Manager, Oslo
hilde@hapticarchitects.com
Hilde joined Haptic in August 2019 after five years as a manager for a musical festival and different cultural projects in Mo i Rana.

She worked as an HR Manager for an international company for four years, and spent 15 years working in different positions in the public sector as a manager, executive officer and financial employee.

Hilde is a member of several boards, which look after central music organisations in Oslo and also works as a manager for a cultural institution in Oslo.

Hilde studied Economics, Administration and Law in Mo i Rana,Norway.
Johan Son Tran
Johan studied Architecture at Aalborg University in Denmark and joined Haptic Architects in June 2019.

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.
Konstantina Georgoula
Konstantina joined Haptic in 2018. She is an Architect and Urban Designer with a high interest in creating a dialogue between architecture and public space. Her work is inspired by the social value of architecture and her design approach marries various disciplines including architecture, urbanism, participatory planning, art and design.

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.
Lars Ringdal
Senior Architect MNAL
lars@hapticarchitects.com
Lars joined Haptic as a Senior Architect in February 2020 with 18 years of experience from the west coast of Norway.

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.
Lucia Berasaluce
Lucía Berasaluce is an Associate at Haptic Architect, who joined the practice in 2017. Her particular interest is in the social aspect of architecture that creates high quality shared built environment. She is inspired by the arts and crafts industries that relate to the sensorial experience of the users in contact with the spaces we design.

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.
Madeleine Kessler
Associate, MEng AADipl ARB RIBA
madeleine@hapticarchitects.com
Madeleine Kessler joined the team in 2017 and is an Associate Architect at Haptic. She is interested in how architecture is a conversation of the city at every scale, and has worked on projects ranging from masterplans, including Adamstuen and Oslo Airport City, to small-scale interventions, such as the travelling exhibition One Billion Journeys for the Science Museum Group. She is currently working on King’s Cross W3, a cross-laminated-timber building, which houses a café, gym and creche.

Previously she worked on cultural and public realm projects at Studio Weave, HHF Architekten, and Haworth Tompkins Architects, including Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She is trained as both an Architect and Structural Engineer, having studied at the University of Sheffield and the Architectural Association.

Madeleine is co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020. She sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group and Young Professionals Panel and has taught and lectured at universities including the Architectural Association, the University of Sheffield and the University of London. In 2019 she was named a RIBAJ Rising Star.
Megan Nightingale
Architectural Assistant (Part I) BSc (Hons)
megan@hapticarchitects.com
Megan joined Haptic in November 2019 having recently graduated from Newcastle University with BSc (Hons). Her particular interests are model making and architectural representation. Megan is inspired by many design based industries, in particular; photography, set and graphic design and the contemporary arts.

Megan has been working across multiple projects, assisting with the 3D modelling of design iterations, the production of visualizations and the crafting of physical models; ranging in techniques. She is currently working on the ‘Chadwell Heath Masterplan’ in Barking and Dagenham.

Prior to joining Haptic she has gained experience in in various architectural practices across London; assisting in small scale residential projects.
Nick Elias
Associate, ARB
nick@hapticarchitects.com

Nick received his MArch in Architecture with distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2014 where he received both RIBA Bronze medal and RIBA Silver medal nominations, and won the RIBA Donaldson Medal and the Sir Banister Fletcher Medal for his student work. Nick is the recent recipient of the RIBA Silver Medal 2014.

Nick has worked at Foster + Partners, tutored at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and has led drawing workshops at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has worked on many freelance visualisation commissions featured in international press and exhibitions such as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Alongside visualisation work, Nick has worked on design and architectural projects such as The Queen's Jubilee Barge, Thames Estuary Airport, Apple Headquarters CA, West Kowloon Cultural District and Istanbul New Airport.
Ole Jacob Raste
After completing his MArch at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Ole Jacob started working for Haptic in 2017. He has previously worked as an intern at Rørbæk og Møller Arkitekter in Copenhagen, as well as a model builder for several other practices.

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 Hale
Penny joined Haptic in 2015 as Office Manager and was promoted to Finance Manager in 2019. She now focuses on Finance, HR and overseeing the running of the Studio in partnership with the Studio Manager Geraldine.

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.
Scott Doig
Associate Director MArch MNAL
scottdoig@hapticarchitects.com
Scott is an Associate Director and Architect based in Haptic's Oslo studio, where he leads the architectural design of the office, specialising in the conceptual design of new commission and leading competition design entries.

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.
Simon Ewings
Associate Director MArch MNAL
simon@hapticarchitects.com
Simon received his Architecture Masters from The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow in 1992.

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.
Directors
Tomas Stokke

Tomas Stokke

Scott Grady

Scott Grady

Nikki Butenschøn

Nikki Butenschøn

Timo Haedrich

Timo Haedrich

Team
Agnete Winsnes Astrup

Agnete Winsnes Astrup

Agnieszka Glowacka

Agnieszka Glowacka

Aksel Warhuus

Aksel Warhuus

Angela Lo

Angela Lo

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Chris Wong

Chris Wong

Dimitris Argyros

Dimitris Argyros

Eline Evenstad Dahl

Eline Evenstad Dahl

Filippo Gazzola

Filippo Gazzola

Geraldine Molia

Geraldine Molia

Hans-Christoph Schultz

Hans-Christoph Schultz

Hilde Høgseth

Hilde Høgseth

Johan Son Tran

Johan Son Tran

Konstantina Georgoula

Konstantina Georgoula

Lars Ringdal

Lars Ringdal

Lucia Berasaluce

Lucia Berasaluce

Madeleine Kessler

Madeleine Kessler

Megan Nightingale

Megan Nightingale

Nick Elias

Nick Elias

Ole Jacob Raste

Ole Jacob Raste

Penny Hale

Penny Hale

Scott Doig

Scott Doig

Simon Ewings

Simon Ewings