Christian Frederik Jacob von Munthe av Morgenstierne

April 9, 1880 in Oslo, Norway
Dec. 13, 1967 in Lillesand, Norway

Christian Frederik Jacob von Munthe av Morgenstierne was a Norwegian architect. In partnership with Arne Eide, he was behind several well-known buildings in the capital. Morgenstierne initially trained as a mason at the National School of Arts and Crafts from 1895 to 1898, where he accompanied Herman Major Schirmer to Heidalen in 1898. He then attended the Technical University in Charlottenburg, Berlin, from 1898 to 1900. He practiced as an architect in Chicago, where he obtained a degree in 1904. After a total of four years of practice in Berlin and five years in the USA, he established the firm Morgenstierne & Eide in Oslo in 1909. Christian Morgenstierne held several public positions in urban development, and he served as chairman of the Oslo Architects' Association from 1919. They received the Sundt Prize in 1918 for a villa, which was established by merchant Harald Sundt, who was his wife's cousin. In 1923, they were awarded the Houen's Fund Diploma for a major masonry building. In 1948, he was awarded the Order of St. Olav.