Rainer Mahlamäki

Co-founder, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects & Professor, Oulu School of Architecture, Finland

Rainer Mahlamäki’s representative designs are a product of his belief in the importance of understanding each commission’s backstory. He strives to understand the people he designs for, the landscape he is altering, and the history he is representing. Whether museums or homes, his designs are rooted in a deep understanding and speak for themselves.

Rainer has been ever-present within Finland’s education and architecture institutions. He is Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Architecture at the University of Oulu, chaired the Board of the Museum of Finnish Architecture from 2002 to 2006 and was President of Finnish Association of Architects from 2007 to 2011. He currently heads Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects which he co-founded with Ilmari Lahdelma in 1997.

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