Partners

 

Christensen & Co A/S was founded in 2006 by architect Michael Christensen. In 2016, Vibeke Lydolph Lindblad, Thomas Nørgaard, Michael Werin Larsen and Mikkel Hermann Sørensen stepped in as partners in the architectural firm.

In addition to being founding partner, Michael Christensen is also creative director at Christensen & Co Architects. He has been responsible for many highly esteemed and award-winning buildings, especially in the field of learning, both in Denmark and abroad. Mostly new buildings that have been created with respect for the existing surroundings. Michael works with a holistic approach in which dialogue and collaboration are important tools to create long-lasting masterplans and buildings. Furthermore, Michael is a specialist judge in architectural competitions and an external examiner at the architecture schools in Denmark.

Mikkel Hermann Sørensen is responsible for competitions, concept development and projects in the early stages. As a partner, he helps set the agenda for the development and design methods at CCO, including how to integrate circular economy in the early phases of the building design, as part of a focus on carbon reduction. Mikkel has been the design-responsible architect on a number of the studio’s most important projects and competition proposals including Nærheden Learning Centre, Odsherred Theatre, K.B. Hall, Grobund school in Nye, student housing for the University of Toronto and MY college in Spijkenisse. Mikkel is an external examiner at the architecture schools in Denmark.

Thomas Nørgaard is dedicated to the studio’s projects, especially in the field of learning and culture. Thomas specializes in interdisciplinary collaboration and is the driving force behind the studio’s development within sustainability. Thomas is project manager at the new school in De Gamles By, which is one of Copenhagen Municipality’s pilot projects within circular economy. Furthermore, he is project manager at Heerup School, a pilot project on CLT construction in Copenhagen Municipality. Thomas has contributed to the development of the DGNB Diamond Scheme. Thomas teaches sustainability management at the Danish Architects’ Association’s continued education for young architects and serves as an external lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy. Thomas has been appointed as an external examiner in a joint corps for higher artistic education and as a professional judge in the Danish Architects’ Association.

Michael Werin Larsen is a partner focusing on projects’ finances and buildability and he has extensive experience with all phases from sketching to construction and delivery. On a day-to-day basis, he works very actively with “knowledge” during the construction phase and how it is handled across actors, to ensure that knowledge is exchanged at the right times for the different parties involved in the project team. Michael is project manager for the studio’s developments and integration of life cycle analyses (LCA) in the projects. Among other things, he is a lecturer on the practical application of LCA, sustainable design and quality assurance in projects.

Vibeke Lydolph Lindblad is architect MAA and CEO at Christensen & Co Architects. She is responsible for day-to-day management and responsible CCO-partner on the Niels Bohr Building. She has accumulated a solid experience in the building industry throughout her career. Her strategic focus is on the studio’s continuing development. Vibeke is engaged in a wide range of professional forums with a focus on strengthening the platform for creating good architecture in Denmark. Among other things, she is a member of the board of directors of The Danish Association for Responsible Construction and the Committee for Architecture and Construction Politics at Danish Association of Architectural Firms. She is also active on Danish Industry’s public-private cooperation panel and an alternate member of the government’s Council for Energy Efficient Transition. Vibeke focuses especially on issues related to gender inequality and carbon reduction. She works with the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in architecture – especially SDGs 4 and 5. Vibeke is an external examiner at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen where she has also been a teacher for many years. She is and has been a judge in several architectural competitions in Denmark and is a professional judge at DGNB Diamant.