Anu Puustinen
Architect SAFA, Partner
+358 40 577 3022

Anu is co-founder of Avanto Architects Ltd, studied at TU Delft Netherlands and Aalto University where she graduated as Master of Science in 2004. Anu is passionate about architecture and wants to develop her projects to perfection working hard even on smallest details. She has impeccable talent to create unique atmosphere to each design and she doesn't give up until she is fully satisfied with the results.

Ville Hara
Architect SAFA, Partner
+358 50 353 1095

Ville is the other founder of Avanto Architects Ltd and studied at Ecole d'Architecture Paris-Belleville and Aalto University where he graduated as Master of Science in 2002. Ville is creative person that develops concepts out of the box like his winning entry in Wood Studio student competition, the lookout tower Kupla, that became his diploma project as well. On the other side he is very precise and requires high accuracy in the design.

Emmanuel Laux
M.A. Architecture
+358 40 760 1591

Emmanuel is a young architect from Mannheim, Germany. After studies at TU Berlin and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he received diploma from University of the Arts in Berlin and moved to Helsinki. His collaboration with several architecture studios gives him a strong background in the design of public buildings and he won shared 1st Prize in WirkkalaBryk Archive Competition. He loves to solve complex design problems with German accuracy.

Hiroko Mori
+358 45 8916879

Hiroko majored in architectural design and earned a bachelor' s degree from Tokyo Denki University. After graduation in 2006 she entered Keio University and studied widely from architectural design to urban and community design and has been qualified as a first-class architect since 2011. She joined the Aalto University Wood Program 2014–2015. Hiroko is hard working, ambitious and very talented developing innovative wooden structures. Her design was selected as a winner at Wood Program student competition and her built Säie pavilion was selected as one of the best student projects 2015 worldwide by ArchDaily.

Piotr Gniewek
+48 46 646 0165

Piotr studied at Tampere University of Technology and at Warsaw Technical University where he graduated in 2014. He is expert in 3d modeling and skilled in rendering and visualizations. After many years working for Avanto Architects, he gets fast what is required and produces photo realistic images very quickly.

Arttu Laine
ICT specialist
+358 40 551 3841

Arttu is our expert in ICT and very fast to solve even the trickiest computer related problems. He takes care that all our files are backuped on an external server and all our hardware is running smoothly. He is available always when needed and has patience to instruct us and teach the tricks to keep things going.

Karl Åhlund
Student of Architecture
+46 73 614 8129

Karl is an intern at Avanto and has studied Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He recently finished an internship in Zürich working with fabrication data and complex modeling. He is interested in wood because of the possibilities of digital fabrication methods and the ecological impact of the material.