When firm partners Odd Klev and Geir Haaversen founded A-lab in 2000, their main goal was to have a fun place to work. Having fun has proved to be a recipe for success, and 15 years and three World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards later, Haaversen sits in the jury of this year’s WAF in Singapore. “Taking part in events such as WAF is an incredible opportunity for young, midsized firms like us to reach out internationally,” says Klev. A-lab’s presence at WAF and similar events in the past has garnered attention from far-away places such as Asia, Australia and India.