Malin Zimm new Director of Research and Development at White

Malin Zimm is the new Director of Research and Development at White arkitekter. She will lead the firm’s research and development department.

Research is integral to our practice; we conduct strategic development work within its own R&D department and in the White Research Lab, staff members run research based R&D projects in order to develop new knowledge.

White is also a leader in the research field of the built environment. The firm has representatives in Mistra Urban Futures, Formas’ Scientific Council and the Swedish Energy Agency Development Platform for Construction. White also funds an adjunct professorship at KTH, as well as several industry-employed doctoral students at the schools of architecture, and partakes in a number of international research and demonstration projects.

Malin Zimm joins us from the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design (formerly the Swedish Museum of Architecture), where she was a senior advisor in architecture. She has also been a researcher and lecturer at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, where she earned her doctorate in architecture (2005). Between 2007-2009, Malin was Editor-in-Chief of the architecture magazine Rum. She is still active as a freelance writer and architecture critic.

– White conducts extensive research that builds on the commitment and knowledge of its staff. It is my aim to disseminate the outcomes of this research more widely. Research is a way of looking around corners and it can place architects in new contexts, said Malin Zimm.

– We invest in research and development in order to contribute to a sustainable societal development. This investment is crucial for us as a company in order to stay ahead of the curve and produce meaningful design. At a research-intensive firm such as White, the Director of Research and Development holds a key position, said White’s CEO Monica von Schmalensee.

Press image of Malin Zimm.

For further information:
Malin Zimm, Director of Research and Development at White
+46 8 402 25 52

Monica von Schmalensee, CEO at White
+46 8 402 25 84