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Gottlieb Paludan Architects appoints new CEO


Architect Mette Lyng Hansen will become the new CEO of Gottlieb Paludan Architects. Mette is currently heading the Copenhagen office of C.F. Møller Architects, and she will take up her position with Gottlieb Paludan Architects in June this year. Her appointment is part of a planned generational change of management which will secure the future of Gottlieb Paludan Architects and prepare the company for further international growth.

Mette graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1993, and she has gained extensive experience within the industry both in Denmark and further afield. She has held various managerial positions and has been with C.F. Møller Architects for the past eleven years, most recently as Head of the company’s Copenhagen office and as a member of the executive team. She was also the local project manager for French architects Atelier Jean Nouvel and for Dutch architects OMA in connection with the projection of DR Koncerthuset and BLOX, to name but a few.

Mette takes over the position as CEO from Kristian Hagemann, who hands over the baton after eighteen years in the role. Together with the newly appointed Creative Directors, Tine Kjærulff Bay and Thomas Bonde-Hansen, Mette will make up the executive team of Gottlieb Paludan Architects. The management will be further strengthened with a new Chief Operating Officer in the near future.

Since 2020, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been operating with a new management structure that will secure the future of the organisation and support the company’s growing international ambitions.

In collaboration with the AFRY group, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been developing an increasingly international orientation over the last few years, and it is currently undertaking projects in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK and China. In 2019, the company acquired the Norwegian architectural company tegn 3, now Gottlieb Paludan Architects Norge.