Toni Yli-Suvanto was born 1972 in Kemijärvi, in Finnish Lapland. in 1999 he received Diploma in Architecture at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich in Switzerland, and before establishing his own practice he worked in several internationally recognized architectural practices in Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom.
While collaborating at David Chipperfield Architects in London 1999 - 2001, he worked on Città delle Culture museum in Milan, and his design team won the first prize in three international design competitions. He was also in charge of the company’s technological design development.
Thereafter he joined Eger Architects as a company associate, to lead a design team for the Grassroots Community Resource Centre in East London. The project received awards such as the Best Built Project at the London Planning Awards and the Best Healthcare Buildings in UK from CABE.
In 2003 he established his first architectural practice in London. He worked on private projects and provided consultation related services on global scale to multinational companies such as David Chipperfield Architects, Adjaye Associates and Metropolitan Workshop.
After moving to Finland in 2007, he established his current practice in Helsinki. He accomplished academic programs at Aalto University for energy efficiency and healthy renovation, and worked on private and public projects with the continuing focus on sustainability.
He has led several successful international competition entries, and his interviews have been established in the architectural media in Europe and USA. Beside his design work, he is actively taking part on research programs concerning construction, health and the environment, such as the European Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation program coordinated by VTT in Finland.