In his work, Tord draws on his cross disciplinary background stemming from practising joinery and carpentry in Norway, as well as studies in history and historical theory, University of Oslo. These experiences influenced his thesis, ‘Towards embodied knowledge in architecture’, which upon his graduation from BA (Hons) in architecture, Canterbury School of Architecture, was nomination to the RIBA dissertation Awards 2019.
Working on a range of projects, Tord uses the opportunity to learn from and indulge in the vast experience and knowledge base which resides within Purcell. Tord juggles CAD software, 3D modelling and hand drawing as preferred mode of work, all depending on the task at hand.
Coming from a background of Nordic handcrafts traditions, Tord finds personal enjoyment in seeing and acknowledging the complex making processes we are part of, and is interested in how these processes impact the climatic and cultural environment.