Saunders Architecture is a firm owned by Canadian Todd Saunders who has lived and worked in Norway since 1997. Saunders has worked in countries such Austria, Germany, Russia, and Latvia. Currently, the office is working mostly in Norway, and has projects in England, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada. Todd Saunders received a Bachelor of Environmental Planning & Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada. While doing his bachelors, Saunders spent a semester as an exchange student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Architecture. He subsequently received a Masters of Architecture from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Saunders has been a part-time teacher at the Bergen Architecture School, since 2001. He has lectured at various architecture and design schools in Scandinavia, Canada, and England. In 2005 Saunders taught a one-week design/build course in the International Architecture Program in Oulu, Finland. In the spring of 2006, Saunders was a visiting professor at The University og Québec in Montreal, Canada. In the fall of 2005 Saunders was a part of an exhibition entitled 20 under 40: Young Norwegian Architecture. In October 2006, the Norwegian Association of Architects nominated the Aurland Lookout for the Mies van der Rohe Prize. The project won Norwegian construction prize 2006 and Saunders received an honorable mention at the AR awards for emerging architects. Wallpaper magazine nominated the Aurland lookout as the 'best public project' 2007.