Architect MAA | FI-Oulu / DK-Copenhagen
2009-2012 Master of Arts in Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008-2009 Year of exchange, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004-2008 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Oulu, Finland
2012 Architect / Erik Juul Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010-2011 Architect as a student / Linja Architects Ltd, Oulu, Finland
2008 Architect as a student / AFKS – Architects Frondelius + Keppo + Salmenperä Ltd, Helsinki, Finland
For me there are a few special words to describe good architecture. First, and perhaps most important, there should be some quality in the space, materials and structure which touches ones soul. Creating a story line and an experience through architecture is the starting point of designing that kind of architecture that I see fascinating. One important word is the site. The architecture should always have a relationship to its surroundings, to its history, present and the future. Another important goal is an attempt to create innovation. This can exist in a new way of using materials as well as in a creative combination of form and structure. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for me, and regarding to my fi nnish roots, it is grown into me as much as it is present in my architecture.