About us

White Arkitekter is an interdisciplinary practise. Since we were founded by Sidney White in 1951 we have grown to be a collective of nearly 800. Our mission is to enable sustainable life through the art of architecture. Our vision for 2030 is that all our architecture will be carbon neutral through design excellence.

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Responsibility, curiosity, involvement and respect are core values that imbue everything we do. Our values remain the constant in a world of change.

We work with sustainable architecture, design and urban development in an international context. We need to act responsibly as our work affects the lives of many both present and future generations. We create spaces for people to thrive and grow in harmony with the ecosystem that we inhabit. We act responsibly by operating within the sustainable limits of our planet when we design healthy living environments that inspire and engage.

 

Our curiosity is reflected in the way we work. We believe that search for new knowledge will strengthen our offer for the future. Therefore, we continuously invest in research and development. Through design, creativity and a humanistic approach, we look to solve great challenges. We believe that architecture is shaped by the unique qualities of its context. This makes us radical contextualists.

 

We are an employee-owned company, we value involvement and participation. We respect the equality of every individual and we believe everyone has the right to a sustainable life. This is the foundation of our architecture and our culture. Our projects evolve in collaboration with our clients, users, partners, colleagues and other stakeholders.

 

By being good listeners, understanding different points of view and being devoted to collaboration, we create lasting value.

Management and Board

Do you want to get in touch or know more about us? Find our management and board here.

Carbon Neutral buildings – Creating value through architecture

White’s definition and method about climate-neutral architecture here>

The power of the collective

In 1951, White Arkitekter was founded in Göteborg by Sidney White with the aim to improve society through architecture. His legacy lives on in our ambition to contribute towards a more sustainable world. The ideals of collective thinking and employee ownership are as strong as ever today. We are collectively owned by 616 staff members, 122 of whom are partners; working together to benefit society as a whole.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. There isn’t one star at White; there are nearly eight hundred.

Annual & Sustainability Report 2018

Would you like to know more about our work with sustainable architecture or read more about our code of conduct for corporate sustainability?
Annual and Sustainability Report 2018

Code of Conduct for Corporate Sustainability

Company documents

Below you can find further more company documents. Just click the links.

Ethics Democracy and Risk management Statement

Equal Opportunity Policy

Sustainability Policy

Ethical rules of the swedish construction sector

White Quality Policy

White Employee Policy

Health and safety Policy

Whistleblower Policy

White BIM Policy

Contact our CEO

Alexandra Hagen

Alexandra Hagen

CEO

Architect

Malmö

alexandra.hagen@white.se

+46 40 660 93 34

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