Kjersti Hembre studied architecture at NTH, Trondheim, Norway. She has been practicing in Berlin since 1990 and in Oslo since 1995. Together with Arna Mathiesen, she founded April Arkitekter AS in 2003. Through the participation in architectural competitions as well as project work Kjersti investigates and questions the processes that create the built environment, with special interest in the planning of village centres and housing in various contexts in Norway. In 2008 and 2010 she assessed student projectss at the Bergen school of Architecture (BAS).