The studio was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986 by young architects Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen. The three Nielsens quickly developed a reputation for creating buildings of substance with compelling aesthetics, supported by a strong theoretical foundation. This heritage continues to inform our work today, as we bring 3XN’s vision to clients all over the world.
Today their staff is a mix of experienced project architects and talented young design architects from over 20 nationalities. They work on a global scale but take pride in our history and Scandinavian roots bounded by humanistic values, to re-invent tradition with a clear understanding of some of the most exciting and pressing challenges of the 21st century.