About us

Street Monkey Architects is a Stockholm-based architecture studio dedicated to designing stimulating, social and ecologically balanced habitats for humans.

In 2010, Cage completed a Doctorate of Architecture from the University of Hawaii. In addition to the University of Hawaii, he studied urban design at DIS in Copenhagen and has a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Before moving to Hawaii he worked as a set decorator and interior designer in San Fransisco. After completing his architecture degree in 2010 he worked for Ahlqvist and Almqvist Arkitekter and Strategisk Arkitektur as part of their urban planning team.

The last two years of the UH Doctorate program were spent in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. It was in this collaboration with KTH that Cage began exploring the process of designing prefabricated modular passive buildings. During this time he met Ingrid Westman and from this collaboration grew two companies: Friendly Building – to build modular passive buildings and Street Monkey Architects – to design them. Since that time, SMA has expanded its client base we are collaborating with other architects, builders and developers in addition to Friendly Building. We now have ongoing projects for schools and housing designed in wood, concrete and steel modules. In spite of our size, we are a very productive studio.

In late 2017 Anders Nilsson joined the Street Monkey team. Anders is educated at Chalmers in Gothenburg and comes to us from Fredblad Arkitekter where, among other things, he was responsible for high-profile competitions. He is an exceptional designer, talented, ambitious and an excellent ping-pong player. We are super happy to have him.


  • Cage

    Principal Architect SAR/MSA
  • Anders

    Architect SAR/MSA
  • Ingrid

    Friendly Building
For work and internship inquiries please contact info@streetmonkey.se