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Education Facilities


Autens is internationally awarded for our work with education facilities. 

Our signature projects has a high level of user engagement, student voice and cutting edge design that help push the agenda of future-focussed, student-centered learning in the third millennium.

 We won the 2020 Nohrcon Award for Best New Education Facility – with another of our school projects as the runner-up. Read more about Lindebjergskolen og Helsingør byskole.

As one of Denmark’s leading and most experienced education facility design advisors, our portfolio of projects amounts to DKK 5 billion (USD 785 million). We are thought-leaders on the future of education, work with schools through transformation processes and help shape the facilities of tomorrow in close collaboration with all stakeholders. 


We help municipalities and school districts identify and shape plans for updating and future-proofing facilities for children, youth and education. We take on district-wide analysis and recommendations as well as single school projects, unfolding the potential of existing buildings in face of a new education paradigm. We are highly experienced client-advisors and help write up architectural briefs for new projects with that future edge that we are known for. 

We engage in design competitions for new schools and education institutions, teaming up with highly acclaimed architect studios in the role of pedagogical advisors & user engagement facilitators. We also serve on advisory panels, provide keynotes and contribute as judges and advisors on architectural competitions.


CLIENT ADVISOR FOR Municipalities & schools

Working with Autens you get a truly committed and innovative partner on your side who knows the world of schools and learning inside out. We know their stories, everyday struggles and dreams as we have a strong foothold in re-imagining education and providing professional development around 21st century learning practices, project-based learning and school transformation. 

We have solid experience in the field of learning environments and school design – and how a learning vision can be translated to innovative physical solutions that will take your school to the next level. 

We believe that real change comes from within. Thus we always partner with stakeholders – students, teachers etc – to co-create dreams for the future of learning and what that might look like in their school. 

We are thought-leaders. We are visionaries. We are designers. We are facilitators. We are change-makers. We are enablers.

Our founder Lene Jensby Lange serves as vice chair of Association for Learning Environment Europe. This position provides unique insight and access to the latest research in the field.


As a leading expert on learning environments globally Lene contributed to the book Planning Learning Spaces (available on Amazon) which is an inspiring and comprehensive go-to book guiding the future of school design. Lenes contribution points to the deep need for developing from within and co-creating creatively to build ownership, vision and capacity for change in the organization alongside developing the school design. 

In 2020 we won Nohrcons School Architecture Award of the year for our work with Lindbjergskolen, developed in collaboration with Aarstiderne Arkitekter. We also had one of our other projects nominated, Helsingør Skole – Skolen i Bymidten. Most of our projects are characterized by taking that extra brave step together that moves education forward. They often inspire far beyond their local context and provide a platform for others to re-think learning spaces and school design. 

For three consecutive years we have been selected among the Top 100 Global Innovators in Education by Finnish HundrED. We received this wonderful acknowledgement for our innovative work on co-creation of learning space design – our powerful and original Learning Space Design Lab workshop. 

We have a strong commitment to innovation and always find it exciting to work with people and organisations who are ready to break the boundaries and go beyond existing practices and solutions to discover and create the future of education. 


We design empowering learning environments that will help make your vision fly.

We work closely with teachers and learners to jointly unfold a physical interpretation of their mission, vision and culture, that will support and scaffold engaging student-centered, future-focussed learning. 

want us to help you design your new facilities?


We always welcome invitations to team up with experienced architect partners or clients looking to create cutting-edge projects. We are highly experienced consultants, designers and facilitators known for our strong commitment to co-creation, innovation and transformation of learning in light of the emerging future. 

Scroll up and see how we might contribute and collaborate. 

You are always welcome to reach out to our founder Lene Jensby Lange to explore potential collaboration: +45 2070 5230 or


Team up with us for:

  • User engagement & co-creating projects – early stage vision & brief development or transitioning to new spaces
  • Strong student voice in your project
  • Designing new facilities based on a strong vision for learning & well-being
  • Creating a shared vision for the future of your school or institution
  • Writing up design briefs for architects
  • Translating design briefs to physical solutions that mirror the learning philosophy in project development and competitions 
  • Analysing and advising on future-proofing existing learning institutions

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