Lars Gitz Architects is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Lars Gitz in 1997. Since then the office has grown into an international practice with award winning work in the Scandinavian region and worldwide.
Every day we create architectural quality based on innovation, experience and Nordic values. This assures sustainable and aesthetic solutions with lasting value for clients, occupants and society.
We are recognised and awarded for setting new architectural standards, due to our strong focus on the functional, artistic and social value of architecture.
Our holistic approach
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we undertake. We audit all projects against global standards, while developing bespoke strategies that drive our environmental agenda. To build sustainably requires us to design holistically, and our unique integrated design approach enables us to develop innovative strategies that have a firm focus on the future of the environment.
Every project starts with fresh thinking, leading to a solution that is tailormade to both site and user. Our design solutions are methodically and holistically created following a rigorous analysis of the local context. We look to set new global standards by fostering a design approach which uniquely integrates architecture with environmental concerns, resource-consciousness, healthy project finances, social responsibility and good craftsmanship.
Everything we do is a result of the passion for design, that we all share at the studio. New projects are always started up by a smaller team led by the partners. The team that starts a project sees it through to completion, thus providing continuity throughout. We always consider the built environment as a totality and to apply a truly integrated approach to responsible design.
The strategic direction of the practice is set by the Partnership Board of Lars Gitz Architect maa mdd, Jon Clausen Architect maa and Sanne Motzfeldt Bentzen Constructive Architect mak. The daily management is provided by the Management Board, all of whom share in the ownership of the practice and are central to its continuing evolution. Maintaining the design ethos of the practice, the Design Board has overall design responsibility for every project, from the start of the design process through to the completion af the project.
Our vision is to holistically create architrecture and design beyond normal standards, based on Nordic values and adapted to future global challenges. Together with our clients, we join forces to create a world of new opportunities to live sustainable, smarter and more connected lives.
Our mission is to keep on challenging the traditional pre-conceptions of space and form, and create outstanding buildings that reflect a unique design vision and craft.
We aim for longevity and sustainablesolutions in everything we create by delivering design that can pass the test of time, and serve both clients and users with great value.
Our values are based on simplicity, clarity, honesty and passion. With these core values, we produce architecture and design beyond normal standards, strongly focused on professionalism, credibility, innovation and loyalty.
Our corporate and social responsibility
At Lars Gitz Architects men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across the practice. We believe in creating an inclusive working environment for all, which is based on merit and encourages our talented team to produce their best work. We continue to try to ensure that our policies and practices are fair, including reviewing our pay decisions each year as part of our annual performance and pay review.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere any of our supply chains. We ensure that there is transparency in our own business and our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.