Lene Tranberg was born in Copenhagen in 1956. In 1977, she was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture where she studied under Erik Christian Sørensen. In 1983, one year before graduating, she co-founded Lundgaard & Tranberg with Boje Lundgaard. The firm gained prominence after the turn of the millennium with a number of high-profile buildings in Copenhagen, including most notably the Tietgenkollegiet student residences and the Royal Danish Playhouse. Both are generally considered to be among the most successful Danish buildings of the decade.
In parallel with her career as a practicing architect, Tranberg began teaching at the Academy in 1986 and was employed there as a lector from 1989 to 1998. She has also held numerous positions in the world of Danish architecture, including CEO of the Danish Architecture Centre from 1998 to 2002.
Awards and distinctions
- 1994 Eckersberg Medal (with Boje Lundgaard)
- 2002Dreyer Homorary Award (with Boje Lundgaard)
- 2005 Nykredit Architecture Prize
- 2005 C. F. Hansen Medal
- 2010 Danish Business Woman of the Year
- 2008 Honor Prize, National Bank of Denmark Jubilee Fund
- 2010 Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
- 2010 Honorary Fellowship, American Institute of Architects
- 2014 Prince Eugen Medal for architecture
Distinctions for projects
- 2006 RIBA European Award for Kilen
- 2007 RIBA European Award for Tietgenkollegiet
- 2008 RIBA European Award for Royal Danish Playhouse
- 2008 iF product design award for Royal Playhouse theatre chair
- Red Dot Design Award for Royal Playhouse theatre chair
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