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A Schram Arkitektur is a small progressive design and architecture firm, focusing on work ranging from commercial interiors to residential homes, to housing development in both USA and Iceland. The firm is a creative, highly collaborative environment that operates in the world of thoughtfulness, inquiry, testing and production across various mediums.
Current active projects are a two-story commercial roof addition on top of a 5-story historical cast iron building in Soho, (790m2/8,500sqft – 8,000,000$); 28-unit housing development project in Reykjavik, Iceland (3,800m2/40,900sqft – $12,800,000); house conversion into a small condo building in central Reykjavik, Iceland (400m2/4,300sqft – $1,200,000); and Restaurant in Reykjavik (300m2/3,200 – $1,000,000).
We are a firm that offers full architectural services from small scale to larger scale projects: from feasibility studies to completion of construction, from permits to marketing. The office works with a qualified team of consultants and experts to provide top quality service on every aspect of our projects.
The firm has extensive experience doing projects internationally.

Arnaldur Schram – Principal

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 A Schram Arkitektur, 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 an invited studio critic at GSAPP, NJIT 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, Los Angeles and Kyoto before moving to New York and is a licensed architect.