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Harald Martin Gjøvaag to become manager of Gottlieb Paludan Architects in Norway

14.02.2020

Gottlieb Paludan Architects appoints Harald Martin Gjøvaag as new manager for the offices in Oslo and Trondheim.

Harald Martin Gjøvaag comes from the role of Head of Development at Selvaag Bolig ASA, where he has worked on concept development, planning and regulation in the early phase as well as representing the company externally and being responsible for community and government contact. After four years in the role, he has helped to put sustainability and corporate social responsibility clearly on the company's agenda.

With a professional background as an architect and with expertise in area planning, Harald Martin Gjøvaag has built the architectural firms Alliance and Element architects. He has extensive experience in project and design management in housing, school, culture and business as well as development and planning work. He is an active speaker and is also a member of the jury for "Construction of the Year".

- “I believe in building strong, interdisciplinary teams, developing the skills of each employee in accordance with customer needs, being commercially focused and exercising clear leadership to create a motivating and good work environment. It is often about both emotions and subjects,” he says.

- ”With Harald at the forefront of Gottlieb Paludan Architects in Norway, we are well positioned to strengthen the company's position in holistic and sustainable urban development and to further develop the expertise we have in function-based workplace design and programming. I also look forward to jointly realizing our concepts in mobility and hub development,” says Kristian Hagemann, CEO of Gottlieb Paludan Architects.

In his new position, Harald Martin Gjøvaag will lead Gottlieb Paludan Architects in Norway and the company's offices in Oslo and Trondheim and he will also be part of the management team for AFRY in Norway.