Even ordinary buildings
can be impressive.

- Sauli

Last modified: 01.09.2016

National Council for Architecture and Design

The National Council for Architecture and Design is responsible for making decisions regarding grants, subsidies and prizes within the field of architecture. The council also provides expert advice in this field.

This year artist grants have been awarded to 11 architects, including 3 on five-year grants, 4 on three-year grants and the remainder on one-year or half-year grants. 

The Central Arts Council appoints national arts councils for a two-year term. The expertise of members of other national and regional arts councils, as well as that of external experts, may also be utilised in the peer reviews of applications.

National Council for Architecture and Design 2017–18


Tarja Tuupanen, Jewellery Artist, Lappeenranta

Other members:

Pentti Kareoja, Architect, Professor, Helsinki
Niina Kilpelä, Architect, Helsinki
Juuso Koponen, Information Designer, Helsinki
Kimmo Lintula, Architect, Professor (Adjunct), Helsinki
Eero Lintusaari, Artisan, Jewellery Artist, Tuusula
Päivi Meuronen, Interior Architect (SIO), Helsinki
Saara Repo, Architect, Kuopio
Mariana Salgado, Senior Researcher, Helsinki
Vesa Varrela, Designer, Glass Artist, Tampere

Presenting Officer

Lea Halttunen, Special Adviser


Karoliina Kauhanen, Planning Officer

Last modified: 25.04.2018


National Council for Architecture and Design
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki

Tel. +358 295330900

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