With offices in San Francisco and Oslo, Mork Ulnes Architects approaches projects with both Scandinavian practicality and California’s ‘can-do’ spirit of innovation.
Rigorous and concept-driven, the practice is based on built work characterized by both playfulness and restraint, and informed by economies of means and materials. Since its founding by Casper Mork-Ulnes in 2005, Mork Ulnes Architects have worked on projects from master plans, to mixed-use buildings, to ground up residences, to 100 square foot cabins, and have built on 3 continents. Our current projects include: a master plan for a new community in the California Sierras; a mixed-use, waterfront community in the Bay Area; a cross-laminated timber home in Oregon; a surf cabin in Brazil; and a 110,000sf mixed-use building in Norway.
Mork Ulnes Architects has been the recipient of numerous national and international honors, including Architectural Record’s 2015 World-wide Design Vanguard award. The firms’ work has also been widely featured in international publications such as The New York Times, Wallpaper, Mark, and Dwell Magazine.
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Norwegian born, Casper was raised in Italy, Scotland and the United States, which has brought a broad perspective to his eponymous firm’s work. In 2015, Casper was named one of “California’s finest emerging talent” by the American Institute of Architects California Council. He was selected by the Norwegian National Museum as one of “the most noteworthy young architects in Norway” with the exhibit “Under 40. Young Norwegian Architecture 2013.”
In his almost 20 years of design experience, Casper has worked on projects for clients including BMW, Swatch, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dominican University, property developers, and private residential clients. Casper holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts. Casper was also a founder of Modern Cabana (2005-2012) and of SFOSL Architecture (2012). Modern Cabana was acquired by BluHomes in 2012.
Born in the Ukraine, Greg holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of Arts. He joined the firm right after its founding in 2005. As a Senior Project Manager, Greg has managed some of the office’s key projects in California.
Greg has a keen interest and deep knowledge of sustainable construction and design. While he believes that new technology is important in sustainable design, Greg follows the mantra that “the most sustainable square foot is the one that you do not build”.
A 5th generation Californian, Lexie received a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture and Art History from University of California, Berkeley and attended California College of Arts to study Furniture Design.
Lexie worked as a product, furniture and store designer for two large Global retailers for over 10 years and is now focusing on interior design projects in San Francisco, Oslo, and her childhood playground of Sugar Bowl.
Alicia holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California. She has led projects ranging in scale from custom-machined fasteners to university campuses. Her long-term design research on the relationship between the two-dimensional architectural composition and its perceptual impact as built artifact has guided her across the United States, South America and Europe to study various approaches to form-making in architecture and urbanism.
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Phi received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. His personal work has been published and exhibited, including a 2013 installation at the New Museum in New York City. He has served as an assistant instructor in architectural design at Princeton University and CUNY, and as an invited critic on design juries. Phi is a licensed architect in California.
Erling received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Oslo School of Architecture & Design before earning his Master of Architecture at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked as designer of several residential projects and cabins in Norway and the US, and works for Mork Ulnes Architects in both San Francisco and Oslo offices.
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