Sharing and scaling sustainable solutions for a sustainable future

We are architects and urban designers advocating for best practice solutions in sustainable policy and design, aiming to inspire design professionals and city stakeholders with Denmark’s value-based urban design solutions.

Our team leads about 1500 urban leaders from around 15 different countries each year. We pride ourselves in our experiential approach to knowledge-sharing, and we are committed to an open-dialogue with our clients to strengthen best-practice solutions.

Meet our team:


Bo Christiansen / Founder

Live and work since 1986 in Copenhagen / Member of Danish Architectural Association AA / member of Guiding Architects / Assistant Prof. Architect at DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia / Master in architecture from Karch Copenhagen Denmark and a Post-graduate Master from UW Seattle USA / Scaledenmark was founded in 2004 by Vibeke Grupe Larsen & Bo Christiansen / Speaks Danish, English and German.

Anne Faurskov Hutcheson

Graduated from Karch in Copenhagen / certified passive house designer/ member of the Danish and Irish architectural associations/worked in architectural offices in Denmark and Ireland/ has been working as an independent architect since 2012/works with architectural guiding in Denmark and Ireland and sustainable building design / Speaks Danish, English, French, German and Spanish.

Lasse Schelde

Experienced speaker, facilitator and guide, expert in sustainable mobility and urban planning / worked with mobility solutions since 2009 / has his own urban solutions consultancy, worked as an advisor on housing and transportation at the Danish parliament and is now a Chief consultant for the Danish Engineers Association -IDA on green mobility / is a trained Architect M.A.A. and Technical Architect, giving him great insight into all scales of the architectural world / Speaks English, German and Danish.

Simon Hjortskov Christensen

Danish urban planner specialised in mobility planning and urban space designing / Graduated MSc at Roskilde University / Living and working in Copenhagen since 2017 / Professional hybrid focusing on urban development in a holistic perspective, embracing design in a both societal and historic perspective / Experienced speaker / part of large scale development projects such as Nordhavn / Currently working as urban mobility planner at the Municipality of Copenhagen / Speaks Danish, English, Norwegian and Swedish.

Sara Buhl Bjelke

Architect, CEO and founding partner of architecture studio BCVA since 2013 / live and work in Copenhagen / Proffessional focus on buildings, urban space and urban planning incl. social sustainability / Graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2016 / Worked as architect in DK, USA and the Netherlands / Giving lectures, participating in debates and workshops on city development in Denmark and abroad / Awarded Berlingske Business Talent 2015 / External associate professor at Roskilde University, planning department / Speaks Danish and English.

Marrije Vanden Eynde

Landscape architect and urban planner at Sweco Architects in Copenhagen / graduated as Engineer-architect at Ghent University (BE) / living and working in Denmark since 2018 / passionate about sustainable city development and nature-based design / Speaks Dutch, English, Danish and German.

Mario Steiner

Austrian Architect and works at Cobe Architects in Copenhagen / worked for four years at 3XN Architects in Copenhagen, where he was part on several German projects like the CUBE in Berlin, Schüco Headquarter in Bielefeld or Duale Hochschule in Stuttgart / his challenging task is to work in the interface between competition and execution phase / Speaks German and English.

Carina Franz

Architect graduated from University of Applied Sciences Graz, Austria / diverse work and freelancer experience in Austria / since 2017 live and work in Copenhagen / 2018 architect at Sangberg Architects at a sustainable modular housing projects in Germany and Copenhagen/ 2019 project architect and BIM Coordination at Wuttke & Ringhof Arkitekter for a hotel in Germany / 2021 architect at ADEPT Architects on diverse projects based in Berlin and Hamburg / Speaks German and English.

Asal Mohtashami

Luxembourgish-Iranian architect MAA and urbanist / Founder of AIM / Working in the field of social sustainable urban development, participatory processes and minority perspectives / Graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2017 (master degree) and the Technical University of Munich in 2015 (bachelor degree) / Living in Copenhagen since 2015 / Having work experience from Switzerland, Germany and Denmark / Speaks German, Danish, English, French, Farsi and Luxembourgish.

Martine Lynge Lyngesen

architect / member of Danish Architectural Association / graduated from Royal Danish Academy 2022 from Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability with the project ‘Pre-Care in Post Unification Berlin / works within the research field of inclusive urban space and architecture / fellowship at The Danish Institute in Athens 2022 with the project ‘Gender, Mobility, Intersectionality’ / proprietor of Lynge Lyngesen Arkitekter / Speaks Danish and English.

Marietta Kolind

Danish designer and architect KADK, and certified tourist guide RUC. Live and work in Copenhagen since 1992. Professional focus on building history, urban planning, sustainable building design and transport / Owner of architecture studio / Head of Secretariat for Danish Building Control Association / External lecturer in design and architecture at The International Peoples College/ Speaks Danish and English.

Christina Lotzemer-Jentges

German architect living in Copenhagen / founder of L-J STUDIO / experienced docent at Universities (TU Dortmund, PBSA Düsseldorf, ETH Zurich) / graduated from RWTH Aachen in 2007 / lived and worked since then in Zurich, Maastricht, Seville and near the Lower Rhine / creative and curious mind interested in the beauty and essence of crafts, co-creation and production, believes in both - the potential of rural settings as well as the densification of urban developments / Speaks German, English and Dutch.

Philip Hesse

Architect MAA and engineer / Founder of HEJ arkitekter / Working in the field of cultural heritage, sustainability / universal design / teaches at the University of applied science Erfurt / board member of the Danish national committee of ICOMOS / Graduated from the University of applied science Lübeck 2016 (master degree) and the University of applied science Erfurt in 2015 (bachelor degree) / Living in Copenhagen since 2018 / Having work experience from Germany and Denmark / Speaks German, Danish, English and Farsi.

Luca Bilbo Rasmussen

Architect with a bachelor from Aarhus school of architecture / Half Danish half German, brought up in Copenhagen / Member of the Danish architectural association / Working as an independent architect with own office “By Bilbo” / Currently designing an extremely sustainable house for an ecovillage and doing renders of architecture and interior design / Experienced guide, priorly guiding tours at the Danish Center for Architecture and the canal boats in Copenhagen / Speaks Danish, German and English.

Asami Ikeda

Urban Designer graduated MSc in Urban Architecture from Aalborg University/ Work experience as Colourscape Designer (a part of Urban Planning) in Japan / Work experience as Urban Designer in Denmark and England / Moved to Denmark in 2020 and Lived in Aalborg, Aarhus, Fredericia, and Copenhagen / Contributed to a joint research project on mobility between Danish and Japanese universities supported by The ‘Danish Ministry of Science’s International Network Programme (INP)’ / Speaks Japanese and English.

Rasmus Koustrup Larsen

Danish Urban Planner based in Copenhagen / Cand.Soc. in Nordic Urban Planning Studies (Roskilde, Malmø, Tromsø University 2022) / External Lecturer at DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia, teaching urban planning, urban livability, and mobility strategies / Also external censor and critic for architecture students / Freelance consultant, presenter, and facilitator of events on green mobility and startups / Expert Evaluator, Rapporteur & Observer for EIT Urban Mobility / Worked on education projects on liveable cities and active mobility for high school and higher education students / Speaks Danish and English.