White is opening offices in Oslo and London
Increasing international demand is now leading White to establish project offices in both London and Oslo.
"Our foreign clients want us to be on site," explains CEO Monica von Schmalensee. "We are continuing with our strategy of establishing ourselves on the international market. One trump card we hold is our proven unique position within the fields of the environment and sustainability, but also our method of moving a process forward in consultation with all of the interested parties, from the person commissioning the building to the end-user. It is an efficient model which is perceived as virtually revolutionary in countries such as the UK."
Since White's establishment in the early 1950s, it has had a global perspective, with many foreign assignments over the years. Over the most recent decade, the international demand for White's services within high-quality architecture and master planning has increased considerably.
The UK and Norway are two markets in which White has been awarded major commissions, after competing with many of the world's leading architectural practices. Put simply, in Norway it relates to schools and homes, and in the UK to urban renewal on a large scale.
Success breeds success. Every project implemented in Norway and the UK has given rise to new commissions. In London, its address is a well-known one – The Building Centre – which houses a large number of companies and businesses that all have architecture and master planning as a common denominator. Here, White is located adjacent to the UK Green Building Council. Keith Boxer, a British architect who has acted as a consultant for White for many years, is Manager for the British market.
In Oslo, White is establishing itself in a hothouse of creativity on Møllergata, where White is sharing with Ghillardi+Hellsten Arkitekter, Florian Kosh and other creative colleagues.
"An inspirational environment right in the city centre which is just perfect for us," says Johan Lundin, Office Manager in Gothenburg with responsibility for the establishment in Norway.
Monica von Schmalensee, tel +46 (0)8 4022584
Keith Boxer, tel +44 (0)16 25 59 02 60
Johan Lundin, tel +46 (0)31 60 86 94