Rodeo Architects

Youngstorget 2A
0181 Oslo, NORWAY

Telephone: +47 996 40 364

Job enquiries:

Henning Sunde
Architect, MNAL
General Manager

Henning Sunde is an architect with a masters degree from NTNU and has led Rodeo as general manager since its inception. Sunde has specialized in the overlap between architecture and real estate, and has strengthened Rodeo's competence in this important area of architecture and planning. Sunde has worked as a project manager for OVF, one of the nations largest land owners, and he regularly holds seminars and lectures e.g. at Arkitekturdagen, Futurebuiltdagen and Oslo Urban Arena.

t: +47 996 40 364

Elin Jore Larsen
Office Manager

Elin Jore Larsen holds a Cand. Mag. from the University of Oslo and is a certified trust officer (CTO). She has extensive international experience from working for both large multinational corporations and - prior to Rodeo - as senior account manager for a mid-sized corporate service provider based in the Netherlands. She is specialized in client relations, setting up business structures, KYC, management- and administration of companies.


+ 47 459 61 997

Magnus Jørgensen
Architect, MNAL
Head of Urbanism and Planning

Magnus Jørgensen holds a M.Arch from NTNU Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, with post-master studies from the Berlage Institute. He combines knowledge from academic research and practical urban planning and manages projects in all parts of the planning field, from feasibility studies to regulation processes. Jørgensen has been leading master studios at the NTNU Department of Urban Design and Planning and is giving lectures in Norway and abroad. Former vice president of the National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL).
+47 957 07 231

Ivar Lyngner
Architect, MNAL

Ivar Lyngner is an architect with a masters degree from NTNU, with exchange studies at Kunsthochschule Berlin. Ivar is experienced in every step of the architectural process, from concept development to construction documentation. Lyngner is also a competent urban planner, focusing on how the buildings, its program and the surrounding urban context strenghten each other.  As project manager, Lyngner has led several national and international prize-winning competitions and given lectures in Norway and abroad.
+47 977 04 953


Kenneth Dahlgren
Head of Social Science

Kenneth Dahlgren is a sociologist with a masters degree from the University of Oslo. He has broad experience with project management and development, research and analysis. Fields of expertise include organization studies, science/technology and society, preferences and the attitude-behaviour gap, information/communication strategies, as well as social class and inequality. Dahlgren has extensive experience in data collection and analysis, both quantitative (surveys and statistics) and qualitative (interviews, observation, document studies). He has published several books on social science issues
+47 412 13 064

Barbara Ascher
Dipl. Ing Architektur, MNAL
Project Manager

Barbara Elisabeth Ascher is an architect and urbanist with a master degree from Bauhaus-University Weimar and exchange studies from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She has worked in Germany, Austria, Egypt and Norway and has broad experience from innovative private firms and the public sector ranging from design for public spaces, housing and strategic urban transformation. She has published internationally on topics relating to the complex interactions between economic and social conditions and the production and use of the built environment. This main interest is strongly reflected in her practical design work as well as in her ongoing research for her PhD about social housing in Oslo.
+47 948 04 759

Anne Bjørndal
Architect, MNAL
Head of Arcitecture and Design

Anne Gjesdal Bjørndal is an architect with a masters degree from NTNU, with exchange studis at ENSAPB in Paris. Since joining Rodeo Architects in 2013, Bjørndal has added experience and technical know-how to her already well developed understanding of architecture and urban planning. Anne has worked closely with our social scientists organizing workshops and turning analysis into architecture and urban plans.

From 2016 Anne is applying her design skills and creativity to Rodeo's architect department as Head of Architecture.
+47 920 93 305

Jørn Are Vigestad Berge
Architect, MNAL
Project Manager

Jørn Are Vigestad Berge is an architect with a masters degree from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Berge has experience from Norway, Liberia and Venezuela, as well as private projects and carpentry. Since Jørn Are became part of Rodeo in 2011 he has focused on detailing, construction drawing and building site follow-up and established himself as an experienced project manager. Jørn Are also has acquired knowledge on sustainable solutions and climate adaptive housing and held lectures and workshops on the subject.
+47 922 97 831


Anders Ese
Architect PhD
Head of Urbanism East Africa

Anders Ese holds a PhD from the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and is Rodeo East Africa's Head of Urbanism. He specializes in urban development in the global South, and has worked on issues related to urbanization and poverty in Eastern and Southern Africa. Ese also specializes in data collection and mapping, as well as Norwegian municipal development projects.
+255 768 99 1345 (Tanzania)
+47 991 62 035 (Norway)

Aasa Grasmo Andersen
CEO East Africa

Aasa Andersen has worked as a Marketing Director and CEO of one of Scandinavia’s largest product and design companies, with a market in the Nordic countries as well as in the Baltic region and Northern Europe. Andersen specializes in product development and client relations. She is now heading the establishment of Rodeo in East Africa, with a base in Dar es Salaam from January 2015.
+255 769 022 859 (Tanzania)
+47 911 24 244 (Norway)

Carsten Aniksdal
Filmmaker and Photographer

Carsten Aniksdal lives and works as a filmmaker and photographer in Oslo, Norway. He has made a variety of films, including experimental shorts, music videos and documentaries. Neglected scenery and the ability to experience multiple dimensions from a single stand point are themes of great influence in his work. He has been part of several group exhibitions both in Norway and abroad, and recently had a solo exhibition at Lanternen, Oslo, Norway showing work in progress from a book project in collaboration with author Tone Huse about post-colonialism in Nuuk, Greenland.
+47 908 64 485

Christian Birkeli-Gauss
Architect, MNAL
Project Manager

Christian Gauss is an architect with a master degree from Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, with exchange studies at ESA Paris. His focus on sustainable solutions led especially to studies of ecological and climate-efficient building in Vienna, Austria. He has work experience from Germany, France, Austria and Norway and is experienced in every step of the architectural process with proven expertise in detailing.
+47 944 75 810

Timon Linderud
Human Geographer
Project Manager

Timon Linderud is a human geographer and urban planner with a masters degree from the University of Oslo. He has broad experience within all levels of formal planning, spatial and sociocultural analysis, feasibility studies and impact assessment studies. He has extensive managerial and strategic experience from major Norwegian architect and engineering practices. His areas of expertise also include project management, process management, public engagement strategies and visioning.
+47 932 17 376

Eric Reid
Landscape Architect MNLA
Project Manager

Eric is a landscape architect and urbanist with a master degree from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and has an Advanced Diploma in Landscape Design from Fanshawe College, London, Ontario. He is originally from Toronto, Canada. Before completing his studies in Norway, he worked in Toronto, for several landscape architecture and design firms on projects whose work ranged from specialisation in the public health sector to the scale of residential garden design. He has also had experience as a construction, and project manager. His diploma project was based on the Colorado River Watershed which spans the US Mexican Border and was primarily focused on the dialog between water, urbanism, and agriculture, questioning landscape architecture and its potential to design at the scale of the territory, and even more specifically its potentials for hydrological systems which cross political borders.
+47 954 65 340