Siv Helene Stangeland

Partner & Creative Director, Helen & Hard

Siv Helene Stangeland is a Norwegian architect and researcher based in Stavanger, Norway.
Together with Reinhard Kropf, she founded the architect office Helen & Hard in 1996 which today has offices both in Stavanger and Oslo.

Siv has taught and lectured widely about H&H research on holistic sustainable practices within co- housing and innovative timber structures. In 2017 she received a phd at Århus School of Architecture about the relational design practice of H&H.

Helen & Hard has received many awards for their work, including the Norwegian National
Award for Building and Environmental Design for the Pulpit Rock Mountain Lodge and the
Vennesla Library and Vindmøllebakken Co-living. They have exhibited internationally, including at the Venice Biennale, the Lisbon Biennale and Manifesta 7 and designed the Norway Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010. In 2012 they published a monography: “Helen & Hard Relational Design” at Hatje Cantz publishers. They were awarded RIBAs international fellowship in 2017.

H&H have an extensive body of built work in timber, the last realized are the headquarter for the SR- bank, the Co-living project Vindmøllebakken, and the transformation project Innoasis, all in Stavanger Norway.

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