Søren Øllgaard

Søren Øllgaard is Partner and specialises in competitions, concept development, storytelling and the preliminary project stages. He takes a strategic approach to the ability of architecture to create value and combines his strong design skills with a good understanding of corporate identity and organisation. Søren has extensive experience in dynamic idea development, workshops and communication with large organisations and user groups. His experience in maintaining and focusing on the conceptual whole during the project development forms the basis of the distinctive and communicative brand of his projects.

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Søren has been involved in a number of architectural competitions in Denmark and abroad. He has been lead design architect for a number of large buildings where his unique architectural talent has resulted in several iconic and prize-winning buildings. For instance, Søren is behind the recognised residential building The Wave in Vejle as well as the Scandinavian Golf Club in Farum, Denmark, which have both won several national and international awards.

Søren has profound experience with large optimal structures and constructions of metal and aluminium. He was responsible for the design of the roof for the Copenhagen Opera, which won the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award 2008. Recently, Søren has been responsible for the design of Novo Nordisk Corporate Centre in Bagsværd, Denmark, including the masterplan for the area. The building design is based on Novo Nordisk Ways of Working and the ambition to achieve a strong, energy-efficient design.



Henning Larsen Architects, 1999
Specialist judge, the Danish Architects' Association, 2011
Member of the corps of external examiners, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and Aarhus School of Architecture
Arkitema, 1993
3XN, 1993
Santiago Calatrava, Paris, 1992
Massimiliano Fuksas, Paris, 1991

MA in Architecture, Aarhus School of Architecture, 1991

Management of creative knowledge firms, Danish Architects' Association, 2013


The Danish Architects' Association

Danish, English, French, German

Selected projects

Selected projects

Nordea HQ, Ørestad, Denmark, 46,000 m2, lead design architect 
Novo Nordisk Corporate Centre, Bagsværd, Denmark, 50,200 m2, lead design architect
Hyllie Offices, Malmö, Sweden, 20,000 m2, lead design architect
Ystad Arena, Sweden, 7,200 m2, lead design architect
Neroport, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13,300 m2, lead design architect
Woodlands, Örkelljunga, Sweden, 59 houses of 92, 119 and 152 m2, lead design architect
The Wave, Vejle, Denmark, 14,000 m2, lead design architect
The Scandinavian Golf Club, Farum, Denmark, 2,600 m2, lead design architect


Partner, Architect MAA, Design Director DK / SE /F
Phone: +45 8233 3076
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