Sami Rintala

Sami Rintala

Rintala Eggertsson Architects Oslo


Sami Rintala is founder of Rintala Eggertsson Architects, a Norway based architecture firm, which bases its activities around furniture design, public art, architecture, and urban planning. In 2008 Eggertsson and Rintala were joined by Vibeke Jenssen, who is now a full partner in the company. All three studied under Juhani Pallasmaa in Helsinki and are informed by his phenomenological and cross-disciplinary thinking.

Their generous, open approach to making architecture, their unique ability to design and build beautiful buildings and bridges, and their natural ability to engage with people and with the specifics of each place has offered them the opportunity to develop projects around the world. The work of Rintala Eggertsson Architects has been exhibited at the Maxxi Museum in Rome, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the National Art Museum of China and with the special project “Corte Del Forte” at the 2018 Venice Biennale.

The company has received prestigious awards over the years such as The Global award for Sustainable Architecture, Wan 21 for 21 Award, Architizer A+Award, Travel & Leisure Award, American Architecture Award, and the International Architecture Award. Their projects and texts have been published in architecture magazines such as Abitare, Area, Architectural Review, A+U, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, D’A Magazine, AMC architecture, Detail, Domus, Topos, and Wallpaper as well as New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Eggertsson and Rintala have taught architecture in Europe, Australia, and North America and in 2019 as Gensler Visiting Professors at Cornell University in New York.


Guest professor at TU Vienna in 2016