Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland


We first started working together when we were both students of architecture at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland during the 1990’s. We went on to win our first open international architecture competition 18 months after completing our studies, ‘Building: Dwelling: Thinking - The modern House in Wood’. The brief requested innovative housing solutions capable of assembly by amateur builders, using local materials and technologies. We have since gone on to win several national and international architectural competitions over the years.

We founded Context in 2004 through our joint desire to change the way we think about and shape our built environment. Our goal was - and remains - to deliver the foremost reference projects for the sustainable development of the building sector.

Director of Sustainability

Chartered architect / BREEAM NOR accredited assessor & AP

rolf@context.as t: +47 922 80 614

Rolf Hagen  BArch (hons), DipArch, MNAL, (RIBA)

Rolf Hagen BArch (hons), DipArch, MNAL, (RIBA)


Creative Director 

Chartered architect / practicing artist.

 katie@context.as   t: + 47 922 81 724 www.kat-art.no

KATie Hagen  BArch (hons), DipArch, MNAL, (RIBA)

KATie Hagen BArch (hons), DipArch, MNAL, (RIBA)

As the founding partner of Context, I have been the Managing Director since its foundation in 2004. I stepped down in 2018 to become the Creative director, with an intension to focus more of my art practice and understanding of ‘art (process) as a tool’ as an integral part of Context. 

As an architect my focus is on shaping sustainable environments for people - the outer world. As an artist I focus on one’s inner world. Drawing on my own practice of self-discovery through intuitive painting I use art as a tool to help others connect with themselves and each other. 

Within Context I have specialised in strategic planning. I have coordinated many complex town planning, urban design and development processes as well as regularly facilitated workshops and community art events. I have further education within strategic planning (Norwegian law), urbanism and community development as well as training in Collaboration and Leadership from ’Handelshøyskolen BI’s Master of Management’ program. As an artist my work has been exhibited in in various European cities over the years. I have attended several further education courses at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and I was one of six artists in residence at the renowned 'Scuola Internazionale di Grafica' in Venice during the Arts Biennale 2015.