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Jan KreftingSenior Architect, PartnerYSA DESIGN

Jan Krefting is a senior architect and partner of YSA Design, former Y & S Architects, where he has been a key player since 1987. YSA Design is based in Oslo, Norway and has specialized in designing cruise ships, river cruises and small ships since 1985.

Once Jan graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Oslo School of Architecture, he started his carrier at the offices of Geir Grung, working on several RCCL exterior design projects. This experience started his lifelong dedication and passion for ship design.

Since then, Jan has been lead architect and project manager for several new building and refurbishment projects, including Seabourn Cruise Line, NCL, Disney Cruise Line and Viking River Cruises. Through this expansive experience, he has gained detailed understanding of the client’s needs, specifications, relationship with the yards, and deep knowledge of the process of how to design a cruise ship from the development of the GA to the exterior & interior design.