About Us

In Brief

AMB arkitekter – Successful projects since 1983

Over a period of 30-years AMB arkitekter AS has grown to become one of the largest architectural practices in Norway and continues to build on a broad and diverse portfolio, both nationally and internationally. AMB arkitekter AS is primarily involved in the design, development and refurbishment of retail centers and takes pride in being one of the leading specialists in this area. Commercial and residential developments, master planning, urban design and interior design also form a major part of our work; Allowing us to offer a design team that can consider every aspect of each project, from city level planning to construction details.

AMB arkitekter AS is owned and managed by five equal partners Einar Aakerøy, Michael Bowe, Mario Obmascher, Christian Bratz and Justin Hayes. Our head office is located in Oslo and currently employs 34 members of staff, from 15 different nations. Our Riga branch in Latvia, employs a further 6 members of staff. Our culturally rich design team provides an additional insight and the ability to create something special in every project. As a result we are regularly involved in projects with leading real estate developers in Norway, Sweden and the Baltic countries and find clients returning to us time and again.

  • Knowing we can always learn
  • Highly skilled and motivated experienced staff
  • Understanding our clients requirements and the project process
  • Strong professional network
  • Always wanting to provide the best

Five reasons why we have the knowledge, capacity and expertise to complete small and large projects with a very high degree of efficiency, functionality and aesthetic quality.

Awards

Building of Year Norway

2014 Fornebu S, Fornebu, Norway

BREEAM awards

2015 BREEAM Retail New Construction, Fornebu S, Fornebu, Norway
2015 Your BREEAM award, Fornebu S, Fornebu, Norway

International Council of Shopping Centers award

2016 Ülemiste, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 Galerija Centrs, Riga, Latvia
2002 Farsta Centrum, Stockholm, Sweden

International Council of Shopping Centers commendation

2010 Sandens Shopping Centre, Kristiansand, Norway

Shopping center of the year Norway

2016 Jekta Storsenter, Tromsø
2011 AMFI Alta, Alta
2008 Herkules, Skien
2006 CC Marten, Gjøvik
2005 Sartor Storsenter, Straume
2004 CC Vest, Oslo
2003 Amfi Narvik, Narvik
2001 Amanda Storsenter, Haugesund
2000 Byporten Shopping, Oslo
1999 Strømmen Storsenter, Strømmen
1997 Ski Storsenter, Ski
1995 Meyer – Senteret, Mo i Rana
1994 Sandvika Storsenter, Sandvika

Meet the partners

  • EINAR AAKERØY
    EINAR AAKERØYPARTNER, ARCHITECT

    PARTNER, ARCHITECT MNAL
    Born: 16.07.48
    Education: Manchester Polytecnic
    Diploma 1. class 1977
    Member of the Norwegian Architects League (MNAL)
     

    Tel: +47 91 30 76 06
    Email: einar@ark-amb.no

    • MICHAEL BOWE
      MICHAEL BOWEPARTNER, ARCHITECT

      PARTNER, ARCHITECT MNAL
      Born: 03.09.55
      Education: Oxford School of Architect BA (Hons) –
      Diploma 1980
      Member of the Norwegian Architects League (MNAL)
       

      Tel: + 47 90 77 32 01
      Email: michael@ark-amb.no

      • MARIO OBMASCHER
        MARIO OBMASCHERPARTNER, ARCHITECT

        PARTNER, ARCHITECT MNAL
        Born: 22.08.68
        Education: Technical University of Innsbruck, Building Architecture –
        Diploma 2003
        Member of the Norwegian Architects League (MNAL)

        Tel: +47 47 41 78 98
        Email: mario@ark-amb.no

        • CHRISTIAN BRATZ
          CHRISTIAN BRATZPARTNER, ARCHITECT

          PARTNER, ARCHITECT MNAL
          Born: 20.12.79
          Education: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design –
          Master in Architecture 2010
          Member of the Norwegian Architects League (MNAL)
           

          Tel: +47 92 40 11 28
          Email: christian@ark-amb.no

          • JUSTIN HAYES
            JUSTIN HAYESPARTNER, ARCHITECT

            PARTNER, ARCHITECT MNAL
            Born: 06.09.1983
            Education: UCD School of Architecture Dublin –
            Professional Diploma 2007
            Member of the Norwegian Architects League (MNAL)
             

            Tel: +47 46 12 99 20
            Email: justin@ark-amb.no

            Our Office

            High quality

            We aim to deliver the best solution to the client’s requirements. We look beyond the conventional to gain the maximum possible outcome from every task.

            Project excellence

            We have the design skill and will to respond effectively to the needs and vision of our clients. We want to deliver sustainable solutions which are always one step ahead, and to constantly develop our skills.

            Working together

            We understand that design and building is a team effort. We believe that by working closely with clients, consultants and contractors we can produce the best project result.

            Energy & Environment

            We belive that planning for energy and the environment must begin with the first pencil stroke and continue throughout the design and building process. We work actively with BREEAM certifying Building research environmental excellence in construction.