LPO has more than 70 employees, and the company is owned by the majority of them. All partners have equal shares. “It’s a generous business model that makes every single partner equal – whether you’ve been working here from the very beginning or you are a new partner,” explains CEO and architect Hilde Sponheim. “It doesn’t mean that there isn’t a management structure in place – it simply means that the ownership model is completely equal and democratic, which is the cornerstone of the culture within our company.” Although LPO architects’ work is diverse, one of their key areas of expertise is urban development.