Gitte Vistnes

Gitte Vistnes

Tønsberg, NO



Hello! I am a Norwegian sketching architect that is currently on the search after an engaged and future-thinking architecture company where I can use my creative and structural skills for improving our living environment in public and private spaces

I am specialised through my studies in high complexity assignments within conceptual design development. Being engaged with infrastructure, public and private space and the human mind, makes me a diverse architect that works with the holistic idea of architectural space. I involve and balance my idea thinking from the big overview and down to the individual user, where I bring in the topic "Mind in Architecture". 

In the project Cocoon, I strengthened my understanding for good communication from the varied fases of realising a project in an international collaboration. During my participation in the 7 days long workshop Critical Subjects, I expanded my questioning in architectural thinking from intellectual workshops, debates, design charrettes, construction challenges and exhibitions. Additionally I have developed a tool box from many years with design development and communication. This gives me the ability to express my conceptual and realistic ideas within a variety of scaled programs through an oral, grafical and visual communication.


Jeanne Dekkers Architecture, Delft, NL, Design assistant

Internship at Jeanne Dekkers Arkitektuur with a duration of 6 months. My responsibilities were:

- Making design proposals for the expansion of the natural and cultural historical museum in Limburg (NL). The proposal was drafted with physical models, sketches, 3D modeling in Sketchup and Planning / sectional drawings in Arkey Systems.
- Building mock-ups
- Designing an interior element for social interaction in the foyer of project Linje Sittard
- Research work and documentation for the proposal for renewal of the Boelelaan apartment building

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014

Selvaagbygg AS Betonmast, Oslo, NO, Summer assistant

Review of building drawings on site, inspection of building site together with engineer

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012


Arkitektskolen Aarhus - The Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK, MArch, Building Design

Sep 2014 - Jan 2016

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, Studio Dwelling

A six month exchange at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft in Holland.

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

Arkitektskolen Aarhus - The Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK, BArch, Architecture and design

Sep 2010 - Jul 2013


Arkitekt Kirsten Spliid Pedersens Rejsefond, Grant

A travel fund was granted for the project realisation 'Cocoon' in India
by Arkitekt Kirsten Spliid Pedersens Rejsefond


The RIBA President's Medals Student Awards, Nomination

17 ambitious architecture students has been awarded the Master Graduation Award to represent the Aarhus School of Architecture in the RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2015 for the Silver Medal (part 2) category, with our project 'Cocoon'


Runner up in photo competition 'The City Rises', 2nd Place

Runner up in the photo competition 'The City Rises' by MyCity
Photography title: Keeping the In-Between Spaces in the city


One of the 32 winners in a writing competition, Other

One of the 32 winners in the essay competition with the topic; What is modern about modern architecture?


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