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Arnaldur G. Schram is the founding partner and design principal of all project. Arnaldur has over 12 years of experience in working as an architect in both USA and iceland. He has experience in both residential and commercial project ranging from large development to high end interiors, from project management to digital fabrication installations.

Prior to founding Studio A Schram, Arnaldur worked at Workshop/apd, Rockwell Group, and was responsible for opening and managing the new york branch office for the icelandic architecture firm THG Architects. Throughout his career arnaldur has worked on large scale development projects like: rezoning and redevelopment of the entire kringlan retail mall area 50.000M2/538,200sqft); grensas office park development project (40,000m2/430,500sqft); renovation proposal of pier 54 (10,000m2/107,600sqft); hrismói apartments, garðatorg redevelopment projects (4,500m2/48,400sqft); eir senior housing (5,200m2/56,000sqft – 8,000,000$); boðaþing senior community center (2,700m2/29,000sqft – 40,000,000$); b12, interiors for a 25 story residential tower in brooklyn for greenland usa and forest city ratner group (29,800m2/321,000sqft – 165,000,000$); and hard rock café reykjavik interiors (1,200m2/12,900sqft – 4,700,000$).

Arnaldur has participated in gallery exhibitions in new york, rio de janeiro, reykjavik and tokyo as well as being published in forum aid, architectural review, bustler, evolo magazine, clear magazine, trendhunter, daily tonic and hus og hibyli.

Arnaldur has taught parametric design seminars at university of pennsylvania; taught design studio at school of fine arts in reykjavik iceland; been a regular invited studio critic at gsapp, njit, rpi and nyit; lectured at school of fine arts, nordic house, kjarvalsstaðir and reykjavik art museum.

Arnaldur is co-founding editor of jæja architecture magazine, bi-annual conceptual research magazine on the world of architecture in iceland. In addition, he is a founding member of los angeles based creative collaborative and production company the masses.

He received his professional bachelor degree in architecture from southern california institute of architecture (sci-arc) in 2005 and his masters of advanced architectural design degree from graduate school of architecture, planning and preservation (gsapp) at columbia university, in 2010. Prior to studying architecture, arnaldur received a baccalaureate in business from the commercial college of iceland in 1999.

Arnaldur, born in reykjavik 1978, has lived in reykjavik, new york and kyoto before moving to los angeles and is a licensed architect.



Complete Project List


Skarðshlíð Housing, Hafnarfjörður - Residential Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 03.2019 - Current
Status: Active

The Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations, NYC - Office Interiors
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 06.2017 - Current
Status: Under Construction

38 Greene Street, New York - Commercial Roof Addition
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2014 - Current
Status: Under Construction

Tranavogur Residences, Reykjavik - Residential Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 06.2017 - 09.2019
Status: Proposal

Townhouse 41 Hotel, Reykjavik - Hotel Lobby Interiors
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2017 - 2017
Status: Completed

Cantina Calavera, Reykjavik - Restaurant Interiors
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2016 - 2017
Status: Proposal

Hard Rock Cafe, Reykjavik - Restaurant Interiors
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + THG Arkitects
Period: 2015 - 2016
Status: Completed

Garðatorg, Reykjavik - Residential Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + THG Arkitects
Period: 2014 - Current
Status: Under Construction

615 Dean Street, New York - Residential Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2015 - 2016
Status: On Hold

88 & 90 Lexington Ave - Residential Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2014 - 2016
Status: Completed

One Hotel Private Park - Landscaping Proposal
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2016 - 2016
Status: Proposal

Kabaker Residence - Interior Residential Renovation
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2014 - 2016
Status: Completed

Walls Residence - Interior Residential Renovation
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2014 - 2016
Status: Completed

Ocean Park Drive - Private Beach Club
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Workshop/apd
Period: 2014 - 2016
Status: Proposal

Guggenheim Helsinki - Competition
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Gulla Jonsdottir
Period: 2014 - 2014
Status: Competition

VIP Room NYC, New York - Restaurant Interiors
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Naphtali Deutsch
Period: 2013 - 2013
Status: Constructed

Beaumarchais, New York - Restaurant Interiors Renovation
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Naphtali Deutsch
Period: 2013 - 2013
Status: Constructed

FC Gotham, New York - Restaurant Interiors
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2013 - 2013
Status: Constructed

Aurora Borealis Center, Iceland - Tourist Center
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2013 - 2013
Status: Propsal

Socrates Sculpture Garden, New York
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2014 - 2014
Status: Pavilion Competition Entry

WTC Westfi eld Food Court, New York - Closed Competition
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2013 - 2013
Status: Competition Entry 

Southampton Center for the Arts, New York - Tempora" Event Sp.
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Walt Disney Retail / Event space, Shanghai - Commercial Devel.
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Cornell Tech Campus at Google HQ, New York - Interior Renovation
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Constructed

Pier 54, New York - Event space & Infrastructure - Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Food Union Food Center, New York - Commercial Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Beatles Traveling Exhibition Pavilion, Global - Expo Construction
Design: A Schram Arkitektur + Rockwell Group
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Big Lebowski Bar, Reykjavik - Restaurant Concept and Branding
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Constructed

IFF Mobile LAB, New York - Tempora" Exhibition
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Vatnsmýri Park Development, Reykjavik - Urban Development
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Constructed

Artist as Citizen Pavilion, New York - Tempora" Pavilion
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2012 - 2012
Status: Proposal

Ísfeld Residence, New York - Private Residence
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2010 - 2011
Status: Proposal

Kvistaland Residence, Reykjavik - Private Residence
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 20011 - 2011
Status: Proposal

DIY Pavilion, Reykjavik - Tempora" Pavilion
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2009 - 2009
Status: Constructed

Birna Fashion Kultorvet, Denmark - Retail Interiors
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2008 - 2009
Status: Constructed

Árni Magnússon Institute, Reykjavik - Competition
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2008 - 2008
Status: Competition Ent"

Grensás Offi ce Park & Center, Reykjavik - Development
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2008
Status: Proposal

Alcan Iceland HQ, Reykjanes - Offi ce Building
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2008
Status: Proposal

Hrísmói Residences, Reykjavik - Residential Development
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2008
Status: Comissioned Project, Cancelled

Mjóddin Development, Reykjavik - Mixed Use Development
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2008
Status: Proposal

Landsbankinn HQ, Reykjavik - Closed Offi ce Competition
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2007
Status: Competition Ent"

Höfðabakki Development, Reykjavik - Commercial Development
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2007
Status: Proposal

Engihjalli Development, Reykjavik - Mixed Use Development
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2008
Status: Comissioned Project, Cancelled

Icelandic Love Corporation Retrospect, Reykjavik - Exhibition Design
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2007 - 2007
Status: Constructed

Glitnir Bank HQ, Reykjavik - Commercial Competition
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2006 - 2006
Status: Competition Ent"

Evolo Skyscraper Competition, New York - Conceptual Competition
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2006 - 2006
Status: Competition Ent"

DAS Boðaþing - Community Center, Kópavogur
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2006 - 2008
Status: Constructed

Kaldakur 3 Residence, Reykjavik - Private Residence
Design: A Schram Arkitektur
Period: 2005 - 2008
Status: Constructed

Eir Senior Housing, Reykjavik - Housing Development
Design: Arnaldur Schram @ THG Architects
Period: 2005 - 2007
Status: Constructed