Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa

Juhani Pallasmaa (b. 1936), Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Professor, Helsinki, has practised architecture since the early 1960s and established his own office Juhani Pallasmaa Architects in 1983 after having collaborated with a number of architects during twenty years. In addition to architectural design, he has been active in urban, product and graphic design.

He has taught and lectured widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and published books and numerous essays on the philosophy and critique of architecture and the arts in twenty five languages.

Pallasmaa has held positions as eg. Professor and Dean at the Helsinki University of Technology (1991-97), State Artist Professor (1983-88), Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (1978-83), and Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki (1970-71).

He has held visiting professorships at the Washington University in St. Louis (1999-2004), University of Virginia (1992) and Yale University (1993) and taught and lectured in numerous universities, conferences, and symposia around the world.

His books include:

Pallasmaa has received following honorary doctorates:

He is Honorary Professor of the International Academy of Architecture.

Pallasmaa has received several awards:

Publications in "Wolkenkuckucksheim Cloud-Cuckoo-Land Vozdushnyi zamok":