Helen & Hard was founded in 1996 in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway by architects Siv Helene Stangeland and Reinhard Kropf. Today, with offices in Stavanger and Oslo, the company has a youthful staff of 18 drawn from different countries. The firm works with a wide spectrum of projects from interior, design, art and architecture to town planning.
Helen & Hard focuses on sustainable design, not only in the production of spaces, but also in the conception and organization of the design process, including construction and fabrication. The intention is to create an active space-generating synergy between context, materials and users.