Working on the KKYC site in July 2013 with Chuon and Mr. Srey. Photo by Li Andersson.

Ongoing work:

Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) kollektiivi
Collective of young offices in Finland, with Hukkatila
See the documentary series "Kaupunki Uusiksi" of our urban planning workshops.

Virkkala de Vocht Architects
Co-founder of VdV Architects with Sofia de Vocht

Mushrooming network
Network of creative workspaces in Helsinki, part of coordinating team


Past projects

South of North -exhibition
Nordic exhibition of architecture projects in developing environments,
with Komitu Architects

Hukkatila Ltd.
Company established to create value from unused spaces.
Co-founder, member of the 6-member board and in charge of spatial design.

Komitu Architects
Working group for building a youth center to Cambodia.
Co-founder, special responsibility areas finance and communications



Aalto University School of Science and Technology
2004-2012 MSc in Architecture, with distinction (grade 5/5)
2003- Department of Energy Technology

2007-2008 Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Erasmus exchange studies



2015-2018 - B&M Architects
Junior architect in various projects ranging from urban planning to housing design
Reference contact: Jussi Murole



2014/10 - 2015/01 Architecture et Développement, India
Architect, bamboo work: part 4/4 of the Social Structure -research,
3 months
Reference contact: Ludovic Jonard, Justin Morris

2014/05 - 2015/07 raumlaborberlin, Germany
Architect, assistant at the Osthang Project: 3/4 of the Social Structure -research
3 months
Reference contact: Jan Liesegang, Olga Maria Hungar

2014/01 - 2015/04 Building Trust International, Cambodia
Volunteer Designer & Project Manager: part 2/4 of the Social Structure -research
3 months
Reference contact: David Cole, Louise Cole

2013/11 - 2015/01 Architecture for Humanity, U.S.
Chapter Outreach Volunteer: part 1/4 of the Social Structure -research
3 months
Reference contact: Garrett Jacobs, Cameron Sinclair


Verstas Architects
Tuomo Siitonen Architects
11/12 - 05/13 Competition assistant, 7 months
Project architect in Tuuliniitty and Capellan Puistotie -competitions.
Reference: Ilkka Salminen,, +358 40 523 7065

Kimmo Lylykangas Architects
01/11 - 11/12 Junior architect; 1 year, 10 months
Junior architect’s work as part of a team of five workers.
Reference: Kimmo Lylykangas,, +358 40 5829 439

Aalto University, City in Crisis –course
01/11 - 06/11 Assistant teacher for maternity leave, 6 months

Helsinki City Social Services Department
05/10 - 11/10 Junior architect, thesis worker, 7 months
Conducting research on Refugee Reception Centres in Helsinki

Aalto University Chair of Building Technology
01/07 - 05/07, 08/08-12/10 Technical assistant; 2 years
Office work: organizing excursions, exhibitions and updating website.

Kramarenko Architects, Minsk, Belarus
07/06 IAESTE internship, 1 month

Diesel Store Helsinki
06/04 - 06/07, sales assistant, 3 years

Wayne’s Coffee Helsinki
09/99 - 10/03, barista and waitress, 4 years

Prizes and Scholarships

2016 Reima Pietilä award for Uusi Kaupunki Collective
2015 Yhdyskuntasuunnittelun ruusu for Uusi Kaupunki Collective
2013 Antti Nurmesniemi Travelling Scholarship
2013 Finnish Association of Architects Travel Grant
2013 Väinö Vähäkallio Travel Grant from Aalto University

2012 City of Helsinki Prize for Master’s thesis
2012 Oskari Vilamo Foundation Prize for Master’s thesis
2010- Various grants with Komitu Architects for Kouk Khleang Youth Center


2016 Nordic Built Cities Kera Challenge
(B&M Architects, WSP, Setlementtiasunnot, Päivi Raivio, Forum Virium Helsinki)

1st prize in Finland
2nd Nordic Prize

2012 Nordic Built Challenge
honorary mention, with Hukkatila, Risto Kärkkäinen and Treeform

2012 Papinpellon tontinluovutuskilpailu,
1st prize, assistant for Ark Lylykangas

2011 Suvela Surge student competition,
3rd prize, part of team

2011 Hoas Design Halls idea competition,
purchase and partial realisation

2010 MovE!2040 Future of transport student competition,
1st prize, part of team

2009 Eco-efficient community house in Sammatti,
1st prize, invited student competition

2008 Architecture Students’ Guild 100th Anniversary Pavilion, honorary mention,
part of team

2005 Icopal Fastlock Uni student competition,
honorary mention, part of team

Exhibitions, workshops

2014 Our City Festival, Kouk Khleang Youth Center
Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2013 TAB 2013 Tallinn Architecture Biennale

2012 REFUGE workshop at European Architecture Students Assembly EASA
Suvilahti, Helsinki

2012 MOA Masters of Arts Exhibition
Aalto University, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki

2008 HUM:ARC workshop and exhibition
Letterfrack, Ireland
Architecture students gallery, Helsinki

Positions of Trust

2014-2016 Architecture Sans Frontières International
Member of the board of ASF-International

2011-2014 Ukumbi NGO
Member of the board of Architecture sans Frontieres Finland

2013-2014 HOAS Council
Representative of Aalto University Student association

2010-2012 HESA-SAFA, Architects Union Helsinki Chapter
Student representative, vice member of the board

2009-2010 British Council Challenge Europe Climate Advocate

2007-2008 European Architecture Students Assembly EASA
National contact

Publications as Author

2011 EWSI European Website on Integration
Bachelor’s thesis: "Role of housing design in the integration process of an immigrant"

2011 World Sustainable Building Conference, Helsinki
Full paper “Role of architecture in immigrant’s integration process”

2009, 2011 Arkkitehti, The Finnish architectural review
Various articles with Noora Aaltonen and Katja Maununaho

2010-2013 Arkkitehtiuutiset, Finnish architects’ union’s news
Various articles

Computer Skills

CAD: Archicad, Autocad, SketchUp
Render: Artlantis
Illustration, layouts: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Office: Microsoft Office, Keynote, Prezi, Google Docs
Communications, social media: Mailchimp, Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter


Finnish: mother tongue
English: excellent
German, Swedish: good
French, Spanish: basic knowledge

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