We are an award winning Danish architectural company working throughout Scandinavia, Europe and Canada. We are based in the multicultural, informal, and creative part of Copenhagen, Nørrebro.
Christensen & Co. Architects (CCO Architects) was founded in 2006 with the ambition to create beautiful architecture with progressive solutions ensuring long-lasting quality of life for people and environment.
Every day we strive to challenge conventional thinking and create meaningful architecture based on our extensive experience and our analytic approach to creating playful design. We draw on experiences from more than 500.000 square meters of build environments for learning & research, culture & sport, housing & masterplan, transformations of existing buildings and workspace & interior design.
We draw on knowledge from a series of groundbreaking and innovative projects including Denmark’s first public, energy neutral building; Green Lighthouse and our Environmental center in Nordhavn, which is the first DGNB certified building in Denmark.
Today, Christensen & Co Architects is a collective of around 50 dedicated and skilled architects, designers, construction architects and social scientists. All collaborating to create human experiences through our architectural practice.
In 2016, Vibeke Lydolph Lindblad, Thomas Nørgaard, Michael Werin Larsen and Mikkel Hermann Sørensen joined Michael Christensen as partners at Christensen & Co. Marie Partoft joined as a partner i 2023. Today, management is handled by the partner group in collaboration. All the architecture partners at the studio are external examinators and associated with the architectural schools in Denmark.
Michael Christensen is founding partner and creative director. Michael draws on his long and deep experience in creating architecture with a keen focus on connectedness and learning for all, rooted in a holistic approach based on dialogue and collaboration.
In all Michael’s work connecting culture, history and human beings in built environments with attention to sustainability is key.
Vibeke Lydolph Lindblad is CEO. She is responsible for day-to-day management at the studio and responsible CCO-partner on the Niels Bohr Building. Vibeke is a member of the board of directors of The Danish Association for Responsible Construction, the Committee for Architecture and Construction Politics at Danish Association of Architectural Firms and alternate member of the government’s Council for Energy Efficient Transition.
Mikkel Hermann Sørensen is responsible for design and competitions. Mikkel ensures high architectural and conceptual quality in projects in the early phases as well as ensuring the lasting effects in the later phases. Mikkel is responsible for developing the conceptual design methods at CCO, including how to integrate carbon reduction and circular economy.
Thomas Nørgaard is responsible for the interdisciplinary collaboration and is the driving force behind the studio’s development within sustainability efforts. He is dedicated to the studio’s projects ensuring high architectural quality though all phases.
Thomas has contributed to the development of the DGNB Diamond Scheme in Denmark. Thomas teaches sustainability management at the Danish Architects’ Association.
Michael Werin Larsen is responsible for project finances and buildability. He draws on his extensive experience with all phases from sketching to construction in terms of quality, sustainability and delivery as well as ensures information flows smoothly between all stakeholders in projects. Michael is the studio’s specialist in Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) and is part of the Danish specialist advisory group giving input to the national standard for carbon emissions in building projects.
Marie Partoft is Master of Arts in Modern Culture and Communication from University of Copenhagen. She is responsible for business development, acquisition, and communication. Marie is responsible for setting teams for competitions and she develops the over all strategi for the company in collaboration with the additional members of the partner group. In her capacity as Head of Business Development, Marie is a member of networks focused on acquisition in Association of Danish Architectural Companies and in the Danish Building Society. As Head of Communication, Marie sets the overall tone of CCOs communication and she ensures a close connection between the studios activities and our external communication.
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To ensure our continued commitment to both social and environmental action we have adopted a set of policies: a climate policy, a policy for diversity and a policy against sexual harrassment. We follow up on our ambitions in the policies in our CSR-strategy, which we report on annually to UN Global Compact. You can read our latest CSR-report here