Gyaw Gyaw team consist of a small and dedicated team of colleagues that has been 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.

Since the majority of us are without formal education and writing and reading abilities are limited, our team is a good reflection of the society we live and work. Different religious beliefs are also represented.

In 2016, South Korean/German architect Jae-Young Lee, and Norwegian architect, Daniel Evensen, also got included. As skilled architects with thorough knowledge of culture, climate and materials in the Karen areas, they have further developed our projects and skills and contributed to professionalized our organization.

Paw Eh Wah

Paw Eh Wah

General manager.
Administrator, in charge of communications locally and between architects and team. Overall responsible for projects on site.

Paw Eh Wah´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
Phillipa

Phillipa

Social responsibilities.
Cofounder, carpenter and with administrative and social responsibilities on building site and with villagers where we work.

Phillipa´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
Paw Reh Mo

Phaw Reh Mo

Supervisor.
Daily economics and food on building site, reporting to administration and architects, teacher training. 

Phaw Reh Mo´s story
Saw Dee

Saw Dee

Administration.
Organizer, driver,
translator.

Saw Dee´s story
Pah Da

Pah Da

Trainee.
Participating in Gyaw Gyaw´s projects
as a trainee.

Pah Da´s story
Line Ramstad

Line Ramstad/Nee Ga Mwee

Leader.
Founder, board leader, architect, lead designer, project manager.

Line Ramstad`s story
Daniel Evensen

Daniel Evensen

Architect.
Has been working with Gyaw Gyaw since 2017.

Daniel Evensen`s story
Jae-Young Lee

Jae-Young Lee

Architect.
Has been working with Gyaw Gyaw since 2016.

Jae-Young Lee`s story
Mr.Brown

Mr.Brown

Security.
Social support.

Mr.Brown`s story

Gyaw Gyaw`s board are supporting the team in Noh Bo and are making sure our work are 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

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.