Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs were both born in 1962 in Oslo and graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1987 and 1989, respectively. Håkon spent one year at the Architectural Assocation (AA) in London and Einar took a Masters degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Håkon worked with Sverre Fehn, while Einar taught and worked in Seattle. Both have taught in Oslo and Bergen, and were visiting professors at Washington University in St. Louis in Spring 2004.
Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects was established in 1995 and today employs 15 architects. The practice focuses on projects with the potential for outstanding and meaningful architecture, often closely related to nature and preferably in strong natural settings with harsh climate. The practice explores modern possibilities with sensual and tactile means, seeking the right character for place and purpose.