Todd Saunders - Cultural Educator, Architect

Todd Saunders

Cultural Educator, Architect

Todd is a celebrated Canadian architect who blends his contemporary designs with the spirit of northern terrains.

Todd is a Norway-based Canadian architect known to infuse his contemporary buildings with an artistic sensibility that is deeply in tune with the uniqueness of northern terrains. His use of natural materials and simple yet striking geometries sets him apart as one of the most celebrated architects of his generation. He is recognized for constructing buildings that acknowledge and understand vernacular histories but create something entirely new.

Born in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Todd studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal before moving to Norway and establishing Saunders Architecture in Bergen in 1998. Todd lectures worldwide and was a guest lecturer at Harvard University. His work has been the subject of three books, including Todd Saunders: New Northern Houses. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and continues to combine teaching with practice.