Studio Embla is founded by architect Frederik Bo Bojesen, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

With a wide range of experience Studio Embla engages with all scales of spatial and object design, with a special interest in wooden construction.

A trained carpenter, Bo Bojesen studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London, winning the Pozner Prize for his thesis project. During his studies and for several years after he worked with the renowned Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron in London (UK), Basel (CH) and Copenhagen (DK) on projects such as the Tate Modern 2, the M+ Arts Museum in Hong Kong and the New Hospital North Zealand, north of Copenhagen. Aside from working as an architect he has participated as a guest critic at Bristol and Oxford universities and exhibited in Canada and England. 

Studio Embla is named after the first woman in Nordic mythology, Embla, carved by the gods from a piece of driftwood found on the seashore. Firmly rooted in both craftsmanship and design, we draw and build, from object to inhabited space, with a respect and understanding of materiality as the starting point, and with functionality and beauty as the ultimate product.

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2013 – 2019
Architect at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel and Copenhagen
2011 – 2013
Architectural Assistant at Herzog & de Meuron, London
Workshop Assistant, the Architectural Association, London
2010 – 2011
Trainee hos Herzog & de Meuron, Basel
Trainee at Arkitektfirmaet Merete Lind Mikkelsen, Copenhagen
2008 – 2010
Workshop Assistant, the Architectural Association, London
Digital Prototyping Lab Assistant, the Architectural Association, London
Trainee at Morten Hedegaard Arkitekter, Copenhagen
2006 – 2007
Carpenter at Wonderwood APS, Copenhagen
2002 – 2006
Carpenter apprentice at N. H. Hansen, Copenhagen


2007 – 2013
AA Dipl. RIBA Part I & II, the Architectural Association (AA), London.
2002 – 2006
Journeyman Carpenter with distinction, apprenticing at N. H. Hansen, Copenhagen,
2000 – 2002
IB graduate from the Red Cross Nordic United World College, Norway

awards & grants

The Nicholas Pozner prize for best drawing 2013, the Architectural Association

  • Architectural Associations Fletcher Priest Bursary
    Architectural Associations Bursary
  • Tømrermester Th. P. Stillinge og Hustrus Fond                     
  • Thorvald og Margit Dreyers fond     
  • Augustinus Fonden                          
  • W. Demant og Hustru
  • Nordea Fonden                                          
  • Reiersenske Fond                                                    
  • Fonden Julius Skrikes Stiftelse
  • Københavns Tømrerlaug    
  • Obelske familiefond
  • C.W. Strandes legatfond
  • Københavns Tømrerlaug
  • Valby Haandvœrker og Industriforenings Uddannelsesfond

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