Hans Martin Frostad Halleraker

Hans Martin Frostad Halleraker

Oslo, NO



I am an architect with experience from two very different schools of architecture, respectively in Oslo and Los Angeles.

I started my architectural studies the Oslo School of Architecture in 2008, in a school heavily influenced by its pioneers Christian Norberg-Schulz and Sverre Fehn. Its focus is mainly on technical, environmental and programmatic issues, as well as the relationship between architecture and nature. 

I continued my architectural studies in the M.Arch 2 program at SCI-Arc in 2011, and was introduced to a very different and extremely exciting learning environment. This avant-garde school of architecture has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of academic study, in its pursue to change and evolve the discipline of architecture. As a student at SCI-Arc, you're constantly being pushed to the next level, with the guidance of world-class faculty.

With the experience from SCI-Arc, I went back to the Oslo School of Architecture to take myDiploma, and graduated in January 2014.

In 2010, me and two fellow students founded 120 HOURS - an architecture competition for students, by students. The competition was started as a response to the lack of competitive performance of Norwegian architecture students, the low interest to participate in the current architectural debate, and the lack of will to challenge conventions and limits through their important role as architecture students. The founders wanted to provide a new arena for discussion and new ideas, by creating a competition for students, completely independent from the schools of architecture. The competition format is based on providing students with 120 hours to solve a challenging and exciting task, let it be judged by a highly experienced and respected jury, and give the winners a solid cash prize.

The competition is now the world's biggest student-driven architecture competition, with thousands of participants from universities all over the world.

See my full CV and please feel free to contact me.


Snøhetta, Oslo, Architect

Aug 2014 - current

120 HOURS, Oslo, NO, Founding Director

In 2010, me and two fellow students at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design wanted to create a new arena where Norwegian students could introduce themselves to the industry. We wanted to challenge, motivate and promote the most skilled, most innovative and committed students in the architecture profession. The result was the student competition 120 HOURS.

The competition is now the world’s largest and most prestigious student-driven architecture competition.

Read more about the competition on our website

Jan 2011 - current

LINK Arkitektur, Stord, NO, Architect

Meierikvartalet - large mixed use building in the city of Leirvik, Stord.

After having the responsibility for concept design and development in 2012, I returned to this project in January 2014 to prepare it for the next phase, which ultimately will lead to construction.

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Paladio AS, Oslo, NO, Architect

2010 - 2014

- Property development on sites in Stord, Sveio and Tysvær.
- Collaborative work with private property developers and local politicians.

Mar 2010 - Mar 2014

Space group architects, Oslo, NO, Architect Intern

- Venice Biennale Nordic exhibition 2014: FORMS OF FREEDOM
- "PostZerobygget" - Nordic Built Challenge
- Novosibirsk Arena

Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

Hordfast, Oslo, NO, Architect and Graphic Designer

Hordfast is a road development project which is part of the larger E39 refurbishment project.

The objective of our team was to get political approval for a new and unexplored route for the stretch between Aksdal and Bergen. Our proposal involves 27 km of new road, with some of the most innovative bridge and tunnel solutions ever built. This includes Northern Europe's longest floating bridge. At first, the proposal met considerable opposition among politicians and the public opinion, but through systematic documentation and production of drawings, maps, charts and calculations we managed to get both politicians and the public on our side.

Our proposal was finally passed by Parliament on the 20th of December 2013.

Although this was not a typical architectural project (exept some conceptual bridge design), the process from idea to Parliament gave me an excellent experience in project management and process management. Flexibility, fast production and networking was key factors in reaching the final decision.

May 2010 - Dec 2013

The Oslo Association of Architects (OAF), Oslo, NO, Board Member

Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

LINK Arkitektur, Stord, NO, Architect Intern

- Meierikvartalet
- Hamnegata

Over a period of 16 months (mainly summertime) I worked on large scale residential and mixed use projects on the west coast of Norway. My responsibility was mostly on concept design and design development, where I got the possibility to influence the initial design processes.

May 2011 - Oct 2012

AHO Student Council (SAHO), Oslo, NO, Board Member and Institute representative Urbanism and Landscape

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

HAV Eiendom AS, Oslo, NO, Architectural Assistant

HAV Eiendom is a property development company responsible for one of the largest development areas in the history of Norway; Bjørvika in Oslo. Working as an architect at HAV Eiendom gave me very useful knowledge in all the practical processes of our profession. I got the opportunity to work "on the other side of the table", which gave me some very valuable insight and experience that I will benefit from in future tasks. During my time at HAV Eiendom, I got to work on the following projects:

- Bjørvika masterplan
- Sørenga masterplan
- The Munch Museum, in collaboration with Herreros Arquitectos and LPO
- Deichmanske Library, in collaboration with Lund Hagem and Atelier Oslo
- Bjørvika Student Housing, in collaboration with Lund Hagem and Atelier Oslo

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010

Egmont Event, Oslo, NO, Event Collaborator

- Working with big and small scale events in Oslo and other cities in Scandinavia.
- Project coordination, project management and human relations.

Apr 2005 - Aug 2008


The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Oslo, NO, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Oslo, NO, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jun 2011


Excellence in Urban Design and Planning, 1st Place

Project: Breaking Barriers
Issuer: City Administration of Oslo, Agency for Planning and Building Services


SCI-Arc Scholarship, Scholarship

Issuer: Southern California Institute of Architecture


Extraordinary Use of Computer Graphics, Nomination

Issuer: Graphisoft


Creative Crossdisciplinary Collaboration, 1st Place

Issuer: BI + KHiO + AHO


American-Scandinavian Foundation Award, Scholarship

Issuer: American-Scandinavian Foundation / NORAM


Concrete Workshop, 1st Place

Project: Concrete Tables
Issuer: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design


Areas of Specialization