Studio.Tjeldflaat is the NYC and Oslo based practice of Norwegian designer, Andreas Tjeldflaat. Trained in engineering, product design, and architecture, Andreas sees design as a vehicle to address and improve upon social and environmental conditions.


Design, to me, is about making life better for people whilst making it better for business and the environment in which we live. I see design, not as the icing on the cake, but rather why you make the cake, which ingredients you use, how you bake it, and to whom you serve it.
1. Putting People First
Strong engagement with people is the bedrock of my practice. It is only with a clear understanding of interactions, interests, and opportunities that we can develop solutions that meet the needs of the community.
2. Turning Technology into Tools
Through comprehensive study of all the moving parts of a project, discoveries are analyzed, opportunities identified, and solutions synthesized. These range from optimizing existing mechanisms, to intervening with new technological means that disrupt and revive processes.
3. Telling Stories
A successful implementation of the solution hinges on a strong understanding of the narrative structure. This is why, rather than creating blue prints, I craft stories. Stories that articulate the vision. Stories that engage people. Stories that improve life.
4. Gentle Yet Bold
A unique advantage of my practice is its dual heritage. With one foot in Scandinavia and the other in New York, I am privileged with two different and complementary sets of values. On the one hand, simplicity, warmth, and an appreciation of the human scale, and the urban, eclectic, and bold on the other. In tandem, these two mindsets gives me a unique perspective and a distinct approach to design.

With over ten years of experience in the fields of architecture and product design, I have acquired a broad set of skills, and gained a unique perspective on the industry. I have been fortunate to work on a diverse range of projects, from managing product development projects in China and Taiwan, to leading high-profile architectural projects in NYC, and consulting renowned institutions like the Guggenheim Museum.

I hold an engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark, and subsequently studied at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, and Wharton School of Business.

Besides my professional design experience, I have held several academic appointments, and been invited as an juror to review work at leading architecture schools, such as the Pratt Institute, Parsons New School of Design, and the University of Pennsylvania.

2017 Featured in Adobe’s Behance Graphic Design Gallery 
2017 Featured in Adobe’s 
Behance Architecture Gallery
2017 Shortlisted for the 2017 Lexus Design Award
2016 The American Architecture Prize. Gold Award, Institutional Architecture. Knarvik Community Church, with RRA
The German Design Award. Knarvik Community Church, with RRA
2016 Honorable Mention, 
Rethinking Competitions, Homeless Cover Project
2015 Nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture). Knarvik Community Church, with RRA  
2012 Awarded the 
Paul Philippe Cret Medal, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
2012 Part of the 
Arch Schools 2012 exhibition, Center for Architecture, New York City
2012 Part of the Natural Systems exhibition, Gallery MC, New York City
2012 Awarded 1st place in 
MoMA PS1 competition with HWKN, New York City
2012 Authorship with 
Digital Arts Magazine
2011 Recipient of the Kvinnherad Culture Stipend, Husnes, Norway
2011 Part of the Green, Urban, Glocal exhibition, Philadelphia Center for Architecture
2011 Recipient of the Andrew E. & G. Norman Wigeland Fund
2011 Part of the 
Juvenarte 2011 exhibition, Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo
2011 Awarded 
Special Mention: Small Building Category, d3 Natural Systems competition
2011 Awarded 3rd place in the 
Juvenarte 2011, Ansa, Oslo
2011 Part of the Housing Tomorrow exhibition, point618 Gallery, Cleveland
2011 Awarded 
Special Mention: Director’s Choice, d3 Housing Tomorrow
2011 Part of the Green, Urban, Glocal exhibition, Philadelphia Center for Architecture
2010 Recipient of the E. Lewis Dales Memorial Scholarship
2010 Recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s King Haakon VII Scholarship
2009 Recipient of Departmental Grant, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
2008 Recipient of the Frk. Marie Månssons Scholarship, Technical University of Denmark
2008 Recipient of the Technical University of Denmark’s Academic Traveling Scholarship
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