Gyaw Gyaw is a small and dedicated team of colleagues, working closely together since 2009. 

The majority of us are Karen ethnics that through different life roads ended up in the small border village named Noh Bo. Norwegian architect, Line Ramstad, came to the same village on a temporary architect project in 2008, and we all met at the building site. In 2009 we founded Gyaw Gyaw together, and with different skills and knowledge, we have all contributed to a slow and sustainable development of our projects, as well as our own organization.

Portraits by Vincenzo Floramo.
Paw Eh Wah

Paw Eh Wah

Program manager.
Administrator, communication locally and between architects and team. Project manager and overview design.

Paw Eh Wah´s story
Line Ramstad

Line Ramstad/Nee Ga Mwee

Director.
Founder, board leader, architect, lead designer, project manager, sponsor agreements and reports. Social media and publications.

Line Ramstad`s story
See Da Pah

See Da Pah

Head of building site.
Cofounder, carpenter and expert in traditional techniques. Leader of building site, divides work and leads the construction.

See Da Pah´s story
Pah Me

Pah Me

Expert in details.
Cofounder. Carpenter, expert in smoothening and a magic eye for details.

Pah Me´s story
Kee Kee Pah

Kee Kee Pah

Drawings and design review.
Skilful carpenter with overview of the total project and a special eye for details.

Kee Kee Pah´s story
Phillipa

Phillipa

Social responsibilities.
Cofounder, carpenter, administrative and social responsibilities on building site.

Phillipa´s story
Jae-Young Lee

Jae-Young Lee

Responsible for architecture
Architect and project manager, project scheduling and connection between design and implementation. 

Jae-Young Lee`s story
Pah Da

Pah Da

Trainee.
Participating in Gyaw Gyaw´s projects as a trainee. Learning from the team to become a carpenter.

Pah Da´s story
Saw Dee

Saw Dee

Procurement manager
Organises around each project and the running of the organization. Driver, procurements, translator.

Saw Dee´s story
Daniel Evensen

Daniel Evensen

Architect.
Has been working with Gyaw Gyaw since 2017 on project base.

Daniel Evensen`s story
Paw Reh Mo

Phaw Reh Mo

Supervisor.
Food and daily economics, reporting and teacher training. 

Phaw Reh Mo´s story
Mr.Brown

Mr.Brown

Security.
Social support and security for Line/Nee Ga Mwee.  The village`s most famous dog.

Mr.Brown`s story
The history about us

Gyaw Gyaw`s board.

Our board is based in Norway where our organization is registered. They are supporting the team in Noh Bo and make sure our work is in line with our statutes and within economical frames present.

Line Ramstad

Line Ramstad

Landscape architect.
Founder & board leader.

More about Line

Solveig Dahl Grue

Architect.
Board member.

More about Solveig

Christine Riiser Wist

Landscape architect/librarian.
Board member.

More about Christine

Previous members 

Wonderful people that also have contributed to Gyaw Gyaw`s development through the years.

Line Ramstad

Ole Gunnar Michelsen

Team member 2014 – 2016
Administration and economics.

More about Ole

Peter

Team member 2009 – 2015 
Founder, designer and carpenter. 

More about Peter

Gyaw Gyaw`s sponsors are making it all possible.

Gyaw Gyaw`s work is financed through long-term support from companies in Norway. The support is based on clear agreements and full transparency of work and finances. This is also available in our annual reports on our webpage.