Arnaldur Schram

Arnaldur Schram

New York, NY, US



Architect Arnaldur G. Schram was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1978.

He received his first professional degree in architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2005 and then his second professional degree, Masters of Advanced Architectural Design from Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University, in 2010. Prior to studying architecture, Arnaldur received a Baccalaureate in Business from The Commercial College of Iceland in 1999.

Arnaldur has worked as a project manager for THG Architects in Iceland as well as principal of THG Architecture New York branch, worked as a designing architect at Rockwell Group, and as a project manager at Naphtali Deutsch Architecture. He is currently the principal of SHIFT AS which represents his personal freelancing architectural work.

At THG architects, Arnaldur worked on EIR senior housing (4,200m2 / 8,000,000$); Boðaþing Senior Community Center and housing development (10,000m2 / 40,000,000$); second price competition entry for CCH conference and music center which then won the Icelandic planning awards 2006; Kringlan mixed use development planning (50.000m2); and the Icelandic love corporation retrospect installation which was nominated for the Icelandic architecture
awards 2007.

Arnaldur has participated in gallery exhibitions in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Reykjavik and Tokyo as well as being published in Forum AID, Architectural review, Bustler, Evolo Magazine, Clear Magazine, Trendhunter, Daily tonic and Hus og Hibyli.

Arnaldur is co-founding editor of Jæja Architecture magazine, bi-annual conceptual research magazine on the world of architecture in Iceland. In addition he is a founding member of Los Angeles based creative collaborative and production company the masses.

Arnaldur has lived in Reykjavik, Los Angeles and Kyoto before moving to New York and is a licensed architect in Iceland.


A Schram Arkitektur, New York, NY, US, Principal


Sep 2009 - current

Workshop/APD, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Feb 2014 - Aug 2016

The Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Designing Architect

Jan 2012 - Feb 2013

THG Architects, Reykjavík, IS, Project Manager, Designing Architect

Jun 2005 - Sep 2009


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, AAD

Jun 2009 - Jun 2010

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Professional Undergraduate

Sep 2000 - May 2005

Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles, CA, US, Fine Arts

Sep 1999 - Dec 1999

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