Greetings from Norway

Norway has just ended a four years long process of merging our three architectural associations, landscape architects (NLA), building architects (NAL) and interior architects (NIL). Sadly, after putting in a lot of hard work and economic resources, the outcome for “The Norwegian architects” was negative. But the Norwegian interior architect association NIL is optimistic: the three architect’s associations have as a result of this process a much better understanding of each other’s disciplines and we have agreed to continue with regular meetings to discuss interdisciplinary matters.

NIL also felt the need to freshen up and give our members a sense of ownership to the organisation. We invited our members to propose how we could improve as a pure interior architect organisation. We got a lot of good ideas, some we were already working on, which gave us a nice reassurance that we were going in the right direction, and some ideas will be a part of the new foundation for ”the new NIL”.

We wish all our colleges across Europe nice holidays and we are looking forward to continuing the good collaboration in 2017!

Terese Simonsen, President NIL