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Tomas Stokke

Director, Haptic Architects

Tomas Stokke is a co-founder of Haptic, having previously established and led the Oslo-based office, Arkitekturverkstedet, and co-founded the London office Metropolitan Workshop.

Haptic was established in 2009 and is based in London and Oslo, with a design philosophy that is inspired by nature and formed through a critical, iterative process. A strong emphasis is given to the user experience. Haptic means ‘the sense of touch’. A shift away from the optical to the haptical benefits the users of our buildings.

At Haptic, Tomas has led several large scale projects within a variety of sectors and has extensive international experience. He leads Haptic’s airport projects and is also responsible for the International projects in the practice. Recent projects include, Istanbul New Airport, Arctic Circle Airport, a new park in Miami, hotel and conference centres in Norway, high end residential projects in the UK and various international competition entries.

Tomas has taught, lectured, exhibited and been published internationally and has experience in international jury work. He is educated at the Bartlett, University College London and his early work was recognised in the 20 under 40 prize in Norway. He is a member of the Norwegian Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.