Toni Yli-Suvanto Architects in a Helsinki based company, established in 2007. The focus is on designing economically and ecologically sustainable, healthy environment, which promotes individual and social well-being. We see architectural work as an integral part of wider context, and seek solutions, which have positive effect on natural ecosystems and contribute to the climate change mitigation.
Comprehensive services from preliminary consultation to construction documentation are provided for new and renovation projects. A strong emphasis is given to a critical multidisciplinary design process, in order to recognize the unique opportunities of each project and to meet the client’s requirements successfully.
Sustainable design is seen as a result of successful fusion of sustainable financial, social and environmental qualities. The holistic approach provides the building with long lasting value and integrated qualities serve to create a cycle of positive influence between the organization, individual, society and the environment.
Academic knowledge from Swiss and Finnish universities provides the practice with the latest research basis for healthy indoor climate and reliable energy efficient solutions. Innovative information technologies are integrated into all stages of the design process for budget and quality control, efficient coordination and communication and for the purposes of greater environmental understanding.
Architect of the Year Award, Build Magazine, United Kingdom. 2016.
Winner in open international competition for the adaptive reuse of the Packard Motor Plant in Detroit, MI, USA. Third prize. 2014.
Shortlisted for the design of an office building of the Administrative Office of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 2015.
Honorary mention in open international competition for Vertical Farm and Botanic Gardens Skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea. 2013.
International media and publications:
The Architects Newspaper, USA
ArchDaily, USA and Europe
ASCE’s Civil Engineering Magazine, USA
Build Magazine, UK
Bustler, Archinect, USA
UNESCO Kabul, Afghanistan
Crain’s Detroit Business News, USA
SuperSkyScrapers, United Kingdom