Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2003
Ph.D.  Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Dissertation advisor: Professor Gwendolyn Wright
Dissertation title: “Empathetic Affinities: Alvar Aalto and His Milieus”

1994
M.E.D. Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, USA
Thesis advisor: Professor Karsten Harries
Thesis title: “Achtung Architecture! Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture.”

1990
M.Arch Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland
Department of Architecture (grade 5, max. 5)

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2020 – present
Assistant Dean and Professor, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Ct.

Fall 2021
Theory Fellow. TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands.

2012-2020
Associate Professor (without term), Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Ct.

2009-2012
Associate Professor (with term), Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Ct.

2003-2008
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT.

1998-2003
Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Ct.

1994-1998
Critic of Architectural Design, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Ct.

1994
Summer Studio Critic, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

 

 

HONORS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS

2011
Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award granted annually to the “best piece of scholarship by a North American author” by the Society of Architectural Historians for Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).

2010
Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.
Awarded by the President of Finland Tarja Halonen for “Service to the State.”

2010
Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. Yale School of Architecture.

2008
Philip Johnson Book Award granted to the best exhibition catalogue granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006).

2007
Sir Bannister Fletcher Book Award granted to the “most deserving book in art and architecture” by The Authors Club of London for Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006).

1994
Sonia Schimberg Prize, Given annually for the most accomplished graduating female student at the Yale School of Architecture.

1989
Architecta Award (Finland). Given annually to the “most distinguished female architecture student in the country.”

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

2022
Hilles Publication Fund Grant, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University ($5000)

2017
Graham Foundation. Individual publication grant. ($7,000)

2015
Getty Library Research Grant ($1,500).

2010
Graham Foundation. Exhibition grant. ($10,000).

2008
Whitney A. Griswold Award, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University. Travel grant. ($2,745)

2007
Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.

2005
Graham Foundation. Individual publication grant ($5.000).

2005
Hilles Publication Fund Grant, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University ($6,000)

2004
Kempf Foundation, Yale Center for International and Area Studies. Symposium grant ($10,000)

2004
Getty Collaborative Curatorial Research Grant. Principal Grant Writer. ($214,000)

2002
Kempf Foundation, Yale Center for International and Area Studies. Symposium grant.($15,000)

2001
Finnish Cultural Foundation. Individual publication grant. ($15,000)

1996
Finnish Academy of Arts and Science. One-year fellowship towards doctoral studies (ca. $1,500 per month for a year)

1995
Graham Foundation. Individual publication grant. ($1,500)

1992
Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. (ca. $1,500 per month for two years)

1992
Fulbright Scholarship. ($25,000)

 

REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

1991-present                 Registered architect in Finland

1991-2007                    Member of the Association of Finnish Architects SAFA

1990-present                 Member of the Finnish Critics Association SARV

1998-present                 Member of Society of Architectural Historians

2007-2008                    Honorary Member, The Authors Club, London

2006-present                 Member of the European Architecture Network

 

 

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