Founded by Danish architect Jens Holm in 2010, HAO / Holm Architecture Office is a multidisciplinary office comprised of a dedicated group of architects and urban designers that operate within the fields of art, design, architecture and urbanism.
HAO focuses on creating new and exciting design typologies through strong working collaborations with our clients and collaborators. Our design philosophy is rooted in the Scandinavian tradition of seamlessly integrating a balanced mix of green creating for better and healthier living environments.
HAO is currently working in the US, Europe and China on projects ranging in scale from 50 M2 art installations to 50 Acres master plan projects. In China HAO recently completed the Olympic Samaranch Memorial Museum in Tianjin, China and has been awarded first prizes for the benchmark Binhai Eco City Master Plan in Tianjin, China and the Qingdao Master Plan in Qingdao, China. In the United States our recent projects include the implementation of the first phase of the Coleman Oval Skate Park under the Manhattan Bridge in New York as well as the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn.
HAO’s work has been published and recognized globally and was chosen as a finalist at the globally recognized 2013 and 2014 WAF / World Architecture Festival held in Singapore. The office has been nominated for Harvard University’s prestigious Wheelwright Prize as well as for an Urban Fellowship at Design Trust for Public Space in New York City, and has been part of exhibitions at some of the most prestigious museums and exhibition venues including the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), and MAD (Museum of Art and Design) in New York as well as the Venice Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy.
Prior to founding HAO, Jens worked for several years as a lead architect with Rem Koolhaas and OMA / AMO in OMA’s Rotterdam and New York offices and as an associate with Rockwell Group Architecture, Planning and Design in New York.