Since his graduation from Aarhus School of Architecture in 2011, Thomas has been working at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. In 2018 Thomas was promoted to Senior Associate and nominated as ‘Next Generation Design Leader’.
In 2019 Thomas and two of his colleagues received the first prize in an internal international design competition which fosters new talents within the firm. The project was chosen amongst 63 submissions.
Throughout his life art and architecture has played a big role. Drawing was a driving force from his very childhood: It became his passion; a passion which undoubtedly brought him into the world of architecture.
Torben Nielsen has taught and researched at Aarhus School of Architecture since 1994 and has been rector at the school since 2010.
By establishing modern workshop facilities, he has emphasised students’ hands-on skills and their ability to test their ideas in full scale. He has also strengthened the school’s international orientation through recruitment and cooperation with schools of architecture and universities located in such diverse locations as China, Mexico and Australia.
As an architect, Torben Nielsen has mainly worked with the relationship between architecture and light – and his work on this theme has been exhibited several times.