Saunders Architecture

Bergen, Norway


Bringing together dynamic building and material experimentation with traditional methods of craft, Bergen-based Saunders Architecture has worked on cultural and residential projects right across Norway, as well as England, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and Canada.

Led by a strong contemporary design sensibility, the studio believes that architecture must play an important role in creating place, using form, materials and texture to help evoke and shape memory and human interaction. The office operates within existing natural as well as manmade contexts, with examples ranging from an award nominated dramatic viewpoint structure set amidst a rich protected landscape to several new-build houses within more traditional suburban settings.

Saunders Architecture was founded by the Canadian architect Todd Saunders in 1998. Saunders has lived and worked in Bergen since 1996, following his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and McGill University in Montreal. He continues to combine teaching with practice and has been a part-time teacher at the Bergen Architecture School since 2001. Saunders has lectured and taught at schools in Norway, Scandinavia, the UK and Canada and was a visiting professor at The University of Quebec in Montreal and Cornell University in the USA.


September 2015 - Architecture Today
June 2015 - Details
Squish Studio
June 2015 - Architecture and Culture
Villa G
January 2013 - Arkitektur N
Fogo Island Inn
June 2012 - Canadian Architect
Tower Studio
October 2010 - Azure Magazine
Long Studio


2016 - Architizer A+ Awards
Jury Winner - Fogo Island Artist Studios
2015 - EnRoute Magazine Hotel Design Awards
Best Overall Architecture - Fogo Island Inn
2014 - Architectural Digest
10 Most Daring Buildings Buildings of 2014 - Fogo Island Inn
Huffington Post
5 Greatest Architects Under 50