SAARA KANTELE 
14.10.1988

Architect M.Sc. SAFA, Registered Architectural Designer ARK 1646
FISE qualification for Building Designer challenging grade, New Buildings
Experience in design of grade AA and A buildings since 2009

Saara Kantele Workshop
Currently working also at Verstas Architects

EDUCATION
Master of Architecture, Aalto University 2013, Exchange student, KADK Copenhagen, 2010 
Ongoing MA Design studies at Aalto University, KASK Royal Academy of fine Arts, Dublin 2018

WORKING HISTORY
Saara Kantele Workshop
Kivi-lamp, design and manufacturing with Airam, 2017
OMA - Rovaniemi Library Younth section, Rovaniemi 2013

Verstas Architects, at projects
Arabia135, Industrial quarter, Arabia, Helsinki 2017-
Aalto University New Building, Espoo, Responsible area  i.a. Workshop spaces, 2013-2018
Aalto University, Maarintie 13, Otaniemi, Espoo, 2013-.
Kruunuvuorenranta service quarter, referens plan 2015
Hirvensalo school, Turku, 2013
Tikkurila church, Vantaa, 2012-

Sipoo Municipality, Eriksnäs zoning scheme 2012-2013
The Department of Architecture, Construction Theory, 
Student assistant 2011-2012
Architect office Perko, at projects
Palokka School, Kuopio 2010
Herttoniemi School’s temporary space, Helsinki 2010
Architect office Freese, at projects
Suvilahti and Circus school Circo, Suvilahti, Helsinki 2009
Hakaniemi shore Floating Restaurant, Helsinki 2009

COMPETITIONS
• OMA Younth Library section, 1 st Prize, Rovaniemi 2012
• Sólborg, Nordic Build Cities Competition, 1. phase winner (4 winners), 2016 Team: Saara Kantele, Milla Parkkali, Oula 
Rahkonen, Taneli Heinonen & co
• Verstas Architects, in team: 
Väre - Aalto University New Building for the School of Art and Design, 1 st prize 2013
• Design Your Pitch - competition, Habitare 2018, 1st Prize
• Chameleon, Nordic Build Challenge, Purchace 2013 Team: Saara Kantele, Milla Parkkali & co
• Frame, Western highway gate, Honorable mention 2012
• Light + Stop, Tampere tram stop, Honorable mention 2011, Team: Saara Kantele, Tuomo Könönen​​​​​​​
EXHIBITIONS
• KASK Spring Exhibition, KASK, Royal Academy of fine Arts, Dublin 2018, group exhibition
• Weld and wowen -furniture exhibition, Artek 2nd cycle, Helsinki 2017, group exhibition
• Habitare 2016, Aalto University Design group exhibition
• Soundings for Architecture, Alvar Aalto Symposium, Jyväskylä 2011, group exhibition/presentation

LITERATURE
• City space and Interaction, Eriksnäs’ segment zoning plan and functional scheme 2013
• Garden at the Roof - modern green structures and roof terraces, 2010

CONFIDENTIAL POSTS
Architecture Student association’s board member, 2008, 2009, ”Mom, whats architecture” gallerist 2009
Architecture Student’s MAJA association’s member of the board 2009

PROGRAMS
Archicad, Autocad, Rhinoceros, Sketch Up, Artlantis Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro …