Helena Sandman


2014– Doctoral studies at Aalto University, School of Arts Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture, The New Global multi-disciplinary research project
1999 Master of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology
1993-94 Exchange studies at Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France
Independent practice

1997 Helena Sandman Architects Ltd, architectural, urban, interior, graphic and exhibition design.

Selected projects

2015 Graphic design of artist Stig Baumgartner’s doctoral thesis
2014 Photo installation in Paloheinä, Helsinki as part of the Tapahtumisen Tunne project
2012 Curator of the exhibitions at the Helinä Rautavaara Museum during the Helsinki Design Capital year and exhibition designer
2012 Graphic design of exhibition catalogue, Markus Konttinen
2010 Graphic design Timely Remains, book on Jussi Niva’s art
2001, 2010–12 Graphic design of the Masters of Arts catalogue for University of Fine Arts
2008- Atelier building Antonia Ringbom, Korppoo Finland
2008- Exhibition design for the Spirit of Nature Award, Wood in Culture, Lahti, Finland, in collaboration with Katriina Lankinen
2007 Graphic design of exhibition catalogue. Markus Konttinen
2006 Invited participant with a series of photographic work at the exhibition Places of Arrival and Departure organised by the Arts Council of Uusimaa
2004-05 Sub consultant for the replacement of the market at Thiaroye station, Senegal. Jaakko Poyry Ltd.
2004 Graphic design of exhibition catalogue. Markus Konttinen
2004 Community development plan and urban study of the village Chirombo Bay, including a small scale aquaculture centre, Malawi. WWF
2002- Private house Cooper Oksala, Kirkkonummi
2001 Exhibition design “Pearls from West Africa” in the Helina Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, Finland. In collaboration with architect Jaakko Pesonen
2000 Exhibition design of the works of Camilla Moberg, Irina Patt and Karin Widnas. Tammisaari Art Museum, Finland.

Awards and grants

1998– Several grants and awards from national and international institutions
2012–2013 Board member of Forum Artis, Organization for multi-disciplinary art
2010–2013 Chairman of the board of Ukumbi NGO
2010 One year grant from the State Art Commission
2004 Atelier apartment in New York City, The Foundation of Visual Arts
2003 Moderator and reviewer for the international ACSA architecture conference
2003 Jury duty in a competition for a coin to commemorate the life’s work of Anders Chydenius
2000 Atelier apartment in Cité International des Arts, Paris, 3 months

Teaching experience

2008- Global Studio, UN Habitat, Vancouver
2006 Global Studio, UN Habitat, Vancouver
2005-06 Assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
2003 Moderator and editor of papers at the international ACSA architecture conference in Helsinki, 07.03
2002- Visiting critic at Helsinki University of Technology, World Architecture
2001- Several lectures in Finland and abroad
Employment history

1997-2005 Design office Stefan Lindfors Ltd. Interior design. (Intermittent project-based work)
1997 Jouni Kaipia Architects
1997 Alli Architects Ltd. (Architects Pia Ilonen and Minna Lukander)
1996 Helin- Siitonen Architects
1995-96 Helsinki University of Technology. Study advisor for foreign students