• 15.05.2021 Project for National Tourist Routes

    Vatn and Jørgen Tandberg Architects has been commissioned to design a new Service Center in Lofoten, Norway. Project scheduled for construction Spring 2022.

  • 15.05.2021 Construction site Blommenholm

    Project for a writers cabin and garage is on site in Blommenholm, Oslo.

  • 24.03.2020 Exhibition in Michigan

    Studio Vatn is participating in the exhibition Practice Product Protocol at Taubman College in Michigan.

  • 01.11.2019 Restaurant and hotel

    Studio Vatn i.c.w. Mattias Josefsson has been commissioned to develop plans for a hotel, restaurant and sailing center on the island of Ylvingen on the West Coast of Norway.

  • 18.10.2019 Lisbon Triennale 2019

    VATN and Groma exhibit 5 models at The National Museum of Contemporary Art Lisbon as a part of the show Inner Space of the Lisbon Triennale 2019.

  • 21.05.2019 Exhibiting Practice

    The work of VATN is a part of the show "Exhibiting Practice" at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. It includes works from Luis Callejas and Hugh Strange Architects.

  • 25.04.2019 Haugar Museum development

    VATN has been selected to develop a preliminary project for the extension of Haugar Vestfold Art Museum in Tønsberg, Norway. The project is a collaboration with Einar Jarmund & Co

  • 05.03.2019 Cooper Union lecture

    Espen Vatn will give a lecture at Cooper Union as a part of the Student Lecture Series on April 12th.

  • 01.11.2018 Henie Onstad project completed

    VATN and Groma´s design for the 50 year anniversary exhibition of Henie Onstad Center for Art in Oslo is now open to the public.

  • 31.05.2018 Hong Kong visiting studio

    Espen Vatn will teaching a Visiting Studio at Hong Kong University in the fall of 2018

  • 02.10.2017 Public lecture FAU

    Espen Vatn will give a lecture at FAU, Sao Paulo, about the work for National Tourist Routes in collaboration with Jørgen Tandberg.

  • 01.10.2017 Herbert H. Greenwald Critic

    Espen Vatn will be the Herbert H. Greenwald Visiting Critic at UIC in Chicago in the spring of 2018.

  • 15.08.2017 Public Lecture Monash University

    Espen Vatn will give a lecture at Monash University, Melbourne, about his work in collaboration with Andrea Pinochet.

  • 01.08.2017 Invited competition for OBOS

    VATN has been invited by OBOS to participate in a competition to design a 700 unit development in Fornebu, Oslo. Competition is a collaboration with LPO Arkitekter and Jørgen Tandberg Architecture.

  • 01.08.2017 Teaching Monash University

    Espen Vatn is co-teaching a studio at Monash University Fall 2017 with Andrea Pinochet.

  • 01.05.2017 Board member Oslo Architecture Association

    Espen Vatn has been elected to the board of Oslo Architecture Association.

  • 22.03.2017 Columbia University lecture

    Espen Vatn will give a lecture at GSAPP about his work.

  • 07.03.2017 UIC Chicago lecture

    Espen Vatn will give a lecture at UIC about his work.

  • 29.04.2016 KTH critic

    Espen Vatn will be a final critic at KTH Stockholm, Sweden.

  • 01.04.2016 Jarfalla competition

    Espen Vatn is co-organizing a competition to design a new entrance gate to a Folkets Park in Jarfalla, Sweden.

  • 05.12.2015 Honorable Mentio

    In Hannes Meyers Pockets, a project Espen Vatn and collaborators exhibited at the Venice Biennale, received an Honorable Mention in the competition for the next Pamphlet Architecture publication by Princeton Architectural Press. The jury consisted of Steven Holl, Paul Lewis, Kevin Lippert, Charles Waldheim and Marion Weiss.

  • 02.12.2015 Universidad de Navarra

    Espen Vatn will be a Visiting Professor at Universidad de Navarra in the spring semester of 2016 where he will be teaching a 4th year studio.

  • 03.10.2015 MoMA & New Museum

    Espen Vatn will be a panelist at a symposium taking place at MoMA and New Museum in conjunction with the book launch of the book Open City by Cooper Union.

  • 03.08.2015 Tourist Routes

    The project for the National Tourist Routes (i.c.w. Jørgen Tandberg) will be exhibited alongside Peter Zumthor, Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk and others this fall in the Travel Museum in Balestrand.

  • 15.07.2015 AA Visting School

    Espen Vatn will be speaking at AA Visting School Lyngør in August.

  • 16.05.2015 Start

    Detail project of National Tourist Route (i.c.w. Jørgen Tandberg) has started. Working towards construction start 2016/2017.

  • 05.03.2015 Completing storyline

    Studio Vatn's first realized work, Storyline Studio's new camera department, has been successfully completed. The project has been a collaboration with Groma Architects.

  • 24.11.2014 Baltic Sea Symposium

    Espen Vatn was invited to participate in a seminar on urban and regional planning in the Baltic countries at the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdansk.

  • 29.10.2014 Jury work

    Espen Vatn has been been appointed by the Norwegian Assosiation of Architects to be in the jury for a new Graphic Museum in Stavanger. The competing teams are Snøhetta, Kap Arkitektur and Eder Biesel Arkitekter.

  • 28.10.2014 Storyline start


Studio Vatn and Groma Architects has started work on Storyline Studios new camera department. The project is a 1000 m2 interior refurbishment.

  • 12.10.2014 1st prize


Studio Vatn and Jørgen Tandberg proposal has been awarded 1st prize in an invited competition for a viewing platform in Senja, Norway. The project is for National Tourist Routes, Norway and scheduled for construction early 2016.

  • 01.07.2014 Brenneriveien

    Studio Vatn and Mostadbo Arkitektkontor has handed in a feasibility study for the redevelopment of Brenneriveien 9 in central Oslo.

  • 05.06.2014 Venice Biennale


Studio Vatn exhibition opening at Palazzo Mora, an official collateral event of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

  • 01.06.2014 Tourist Routes

    Studio Vatn and Jørgen Tandberg has been selected as one of eight from 187 applicants to be a part of the National Tourist Routes pool of architects. Over the the next years we will work on small projects along 18 scenic routes around Norway.

  • 15.04.2014 Drawing scholarship

    Espen Vatn received a scholarship from the Norwegian Council of Arts based on his drawing series "First of All".

  • 31.01.2013 ROM

    Espen Vatn has been invited to participate in a competition to expand Galleri ROM in Oslo.

  • 01.12.2011 "Flow My Tears"


Espen Vatn and Ghilardi Hellsten's exhibition "Flow My Tears, The Commissioner Said" open at the City Museum of New York.