Tor O. Austigard graduated from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and The University of Tokyo in 2006, after a 3-year long stay in Japan. From 2007 to 2013 he worked as architect and project leader at various practices in Oslo, while running Austigard Arkitektur as a side business, and in 2013 he started the business full time.
Bjarte Stav graduated from Oslo School of Architecture in 2014, after studies at Lisbon University and NTNU. Before joining Austigard in 2017, Bjarte worked in the municipality of Stavanger as an architect in the department of planning and city development. He is also a journalist, graduating with a bachelor degree from University in Stavanger in 2008 and has worked several years as a journalist.