His company was formed in 1984 and is situated in Norway’s third-largest city, Trondheim, which indeed is over a thousand years old. Norway was christened following the Battle of Stiklestad nearby and the city is also home to Trebyen, an area known for its 19th century wooden houses, and the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, Nidarosdomen. Today Skibnes himself boasts more than 40 years of professional experience. Having won a number of awards for their caring design, Skibnes Arkitekter published a book in 2014 covering 60 projects in Trondheim to celebrate the firm’s 30th anniversary.