Norwegian born, Casper Mork-Ulnes was raised in Italy, Scotland and the United States, which has brought a broad perspective to his eponymous firm’s work. In 2015, Casper was named one of “California’s finest emerging talent” by the American Institute of Architects California Council. He was selected by the Norwegian National Museum as one of “the most noteworthy young architects in Norway” with the exhibit “Under 40. Young Norwegian Architecture 2013.”
In his almost 20 years of design experience, Casper has worked on projects for clients including BMW, Swatch, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dominican University, property developers, and private residential clients.
With offices in San Francisco and Oslo, Mork Ulnes Architects approaches projects with both Scandinavian practicality and California’s ‘can-do’ spirit of innovation.
Rigorous and concept-driven, the practice is based on built work characterized by both playfulness and restraint, and informed by economies of means and materials.
Since its founding by Casper Mork-Ulnes in 2005, Mork Ulnes Architects has been the recipient of numerous national and international honors, including Architectural Record’s 2015 World-wide Design Vanguard award. The firms’ work has also been widely featured in international publications such as The New York Times, Wallpaper, Mark, and Dwell Magazine.
Casper holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts. Casper was also a founder of Modern Cabana (2005-2012) and of SFOSL Architecture (2012). Modern Cabana was acquired by BluHomes in 2012.