We are delighted to announce that SJ arkitekter has joined AART architects. SJ arkitekter is a skilled architecture firm with strong roots in Oslo and, with our acquisition of the firm, we strengthen our Nordic foothold and offer our clients an even stronger palette of competencies – across the public and private sectors.

Strong client relations

Acquiring SJ arkitekter strengthens our position as one of the Nordic countries’ leading advisors in the design and planning of buildings and urban spaces. With 50 employees in Oslo and 100 employees in the rest of the Nordic countries, our advice will have an even stronger local anchorage and international view. We thus place client relationships at the top of our agenda, opening up new perspectives on collaborating with private and public developers across housing, business, culture, health and education.
With the acquisition of SJ arkitekter, we get a broad client portfolio, which at no point overlaps our existing one. However, our vision is the same, namely to create tomorrow’s opportunities for our clients – through architecture. In other words, it is a perfect match.
Torben Skovbjerg, founding partner and CEO of AART architects
Our common vision gives us a solid foundation for taking new and significant market shares in Norway. Together, we will be a strong Nordic team with a high professional level of ambition. Together, we can create added value beyond the expectations of clients.
Svein Jacobsen, founding partner of SJ arkitekter

Highly specialised advice

Acquiring SJ arkitekter allows us to offer our clients an even bigger palette of competencies at a high professional level. With our shared experience across scale and building typologies, we will be able to tailor our advice to our clients’ demands and visions to a greater extent than ever before. With our combined Nordic team of highly specialised employees, we will be able to provide comprehensive advice for both private and public developers.
We have worked with ambitious Norwegian developers for more than 15 years. Looking forward, we will now create an even stronger foundation for our many good cooperatives. We offer a larger and strengthened department in Oslo, where we can provide the full range of competencies for developers across the private and public sectors. With SJ arkitekter as part of our Nordic team, we simply stand stronger.