Erik Gardell studied at KTH-Architecture between 2002-2009.
He is one of the founders of Skälsö Arkitekter ( www.skalso.se ), which launched in 2012. Skalsö Arkitekter was developed out of the work on the Bungenäs Detail Plan (2010-2012). Skälsö Arkitekter has received several awards for careful renovation in Visby city centre, Ung Svensk Arkitektur, Mazagine Arkitektur's Award 2017 and Villapriset 2017 for the “Bunker 104”-project. The firm has exhibited together with Bruno Ehrs at Gotland Art Museum during summer 2017 and at La Biennale architettura di Venezia 2018. Skälsö Arkitekter is also nominated for the “Mies van der Rohe award 2019”.