Architect, Founding Partner Snøhetta
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen was born in the Norwegian city of Haugesund, and in 1985 he graduated as Dipl. Ing. Architect from the University of Graz, Austria. The same year he was a co-founder of the first Norwegian gallery for architecture, Gallery ROM.
In 1987 he co-founded the multidisciplinary architectural practice, Snøhetta, and he has been a partner in the company since 1989. Since the creation of Snøhetta, Kjetil has been instrumental in the projects developed by the practice such as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt; the New National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; The SFMOMA in San Fransisco; the National September 11 Memorial Pavilion in NY; the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dahran, Saudi Arabia; the Lascaux IV Caves in France; and lately the Busan Opera house in Busan.