The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

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The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Maridalsveien 29, offers educational programmes within architecture, preservation of architecture, design, landscape architecture and urbanism. The school awards MA and PhD degrees in architecture, design and landscape architecture. In addition, it offers experienced-based master programmes. The school has approx. 150 staff and approx. 700 students (2019).

The school acquired its present name in 2001, on moving into the building at Akerselva. It was built in 1938 for Oslo Lysverker (the city architect in Oslo), and was converted and enlarged prior to the move (arch. Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS). Three storeys have older facades of red brick; the newer facades are of aluminium and glass.

The School of Architecture and Design was established in 1945 under the name National Course of Architecture, on a par with the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry. Between 1964 and 1969 it was an independent organisation under the name The Oslo National School of Architecture, and subsequently an academy from 1969 to 2001 under the name The Oslo Academy of Architecture. Between 1996 and 2001, the school was located in St. Olavs gate, in two former tenement buildings at St. Olavs gate: no. 2, built in 1882 and no. 4 (formerly no. 6), built in 1875, where the Oslo City Waldorf School is now located.