Egil Haanshus

April 27, 1893 in Østre Aker, Norway
Aug. 10, 1973 in Bærum, Norway

Egil Haanshus was a Norwegian architect.

In the 1910 census, he is listed as a "Technical apprentice" and living at Mrs. Lina Beyer's boarding house at Smaastrandsgaten 8 in Bergen. This suggests that he was a student at the Bergen Technical School at that time. Such education was necessary to pursue architectural studies abroad at that time.

He graduated as an architect from the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm in 1917. He then worked as an assistant to architects Andreas Hesselberg Bjercke and Georg Eliassen during the construction of the Den norske Amerikalinje administration building at Jernbanetorget in Christiania (now Oslo) from 1917 to 1919.

In 1925, he opened his own architectural firm in Oslo, and from 1953 to 1966, he worked together with his son Jonas Gill Haanshus under the name Haanshus og Haanshus.

Together with Nicolai Beer, he won the competition in 1923 for the planning and development of Bislet Byggeselskap in Oslo.