A short biographical résumé (2021)

Per Olaf Fjeld is professor emeritus at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design where he taught for many years and was rector for two terms. At present, he runs a small studio with his wife Emily Randall Fjeld. He received a master degree in Louis I. Kahn’s masterclass studio at the University of Pennsylvania, 1972-73, and upon his return to Norway he worked for Sverre Fehn with whom he developed a life-long friendship and experienced many years teaching together at the Oslo school. Fjeld returned to Philadelphia in 1984-5 to do research at the Louis I Kahn Archives on a Fulbright-Hays grant. He participated in The International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD) for 18 years, and he served as the president of the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE) for three years. He has lectured throughout the world and has had a number of guest professorships. In 2010, he received an honorary professorship from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and he was awarded Knight 1st class in the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav in 2019. Fjeld has written numerous books and articles among these: Sverre Fehn; The Pattern of Thoughts, The Monacelli Press and Louis I Kahn The Nordic Latitudes, The University of Arkansas Press. 2019. and The Power of Circumstance Architecture and Creative independence KADK Copenhagen 2019.