Juhani Pallasmaa, born 1936 in Hämeenlinna. Architect SAFA, Professor of Architecture, University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland.

Pallasmaa has been engaged in architectural, product and graphic design and town planning since 1963; currently running his architectural affice of some thirty employees in Helsinki.

Formerly State Artist Professor (83-88); Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (78- 83); Associate Professor at the Haile Selassie I University, Addis Abeba (72-74); Director of Exhibition Department at the Museum of Finnish Architecture (68-72, 74-83);Rector of the College of Crafts and Design(70-72).

Designer of exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning and visual arts shown abroad in more than thirty countries.

Numerous articles and lectures on cultural philosophy, environmental psychology and theory of architecture and arts in various countries.

Editor of several books and over thirty exhibition catalogues.

Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Member of the CICA International Committee of Architectural Critics, Member of the International Academy of Architecture.