la Cour Sell
Nina is a partner at Henning Larsen and has played a central role in the practice’s internationalization. Nina was previously stationed at Henning Larsen’s Middle East studio and is now helping to drive the company’s engagement in the North American market. Her experience ranges from educational buildings to office buildings, high-profile headquarters and city halls. She has designed projects in Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Belgium. Her expertise in creating visionary strategic concepts has led to a number of competition victories, including Etobicoke Civic Center in Toronto, Canada, Kiruna City Hall – “The Crystal” in Sweden, Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland and the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. These projects set the stage for communities of tomorrow, where Scandinavian ideals of transparency and openness go hand in hand with political and administrative functions. In these projects, local community members are invited into exhibition spaces, libraries and recreational areas. At the core of Nina’s design approach, one finds curiosity and an untiring exploration of sustainable solutions. This commitment has also driven her ongoing professional development, which includes earning the title LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C). She believes that a skilled architect must actively contribute to collecting new knowledge and applying it to projects with equal parts dedication and professionalism. Her design of SDU Kolding Campus resulted in one of the world’s first low-energy universities – an accomplishment honored with the Leading European Architect’s Forum (LEAF) Award for Sustainable Building of the Year in 2015. The residents of Kolding also voted the project 2015’s Best New Building. Nina is an adjunct lecturer at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, as well as at IE, School of Architecture and Design in Madrid.