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Education

2018-19Leadership training, Aalto University
2012-15Studies in University Pedagogy at the Aalto University in Helsinki
2001Master of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology (nowadays Aalto University)
Diploma work graded 5/5.
1994-95Exchange studies at Ecole d’Architecture de Paris–Belleville, France
1992Graduation from Pargas Svenska Gymnasium (6 Laudatur)
1989-90Exchange student in Montauban, France

Independent Practice

2007Ukumbi, a non governmental organisation whose mission is to offer architectural services for communities in need. Founding members Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman. President Jenni Reuter
1999- Jenni Reuter Architects (JR) www.jennireuter.fi
Urban, architectural, exhibition and graphic design
1996-Works together with architects Saija Hollmén and Helena Sandman (HRS) www.hollmenreutersandman.com
Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects officially founded in 2010, CEO Jenni Reuter

Selected Projects

 

JR Jenni Reuter Architects

HRS Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects

 

Architecture
2016-Hostels for girls in Secondary Schools in Iringa region, Tanzania. First executed
hostel opened in October 2018 in Nyang’oro Secondary School, Iringa rural,
Tanzania. Ongoing project. (HRS)
2016-18Nyan’goro dormitory for girls, Iringa, Tanzania. (HRS)
2016-2018Villa Sjöviken, Västanfjärd, Finland.
2013-2018House Kissankäpälä, a single family house in Espoo, Finland.
2011-KWIECO Shelter House, Moshi, Tanzania. The first part of the building complex is finished in May 2015.
Architectural design, fund-raising, participatory planning and administrative work. (HRS)
2010-11Cottage Simons, Mölandet, Sipoo, Finland (JR)
2010-APE Learning Centre in Cairo, Egypt. Including a daycare centre, an afternoon school and office premises (ca. 2500 m2). Waiting for the building permit. (HRS)
2010Building NOMOS at Building Blocks, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden (HRS)
2007-10Villa Sundsvedja, Dragsfjärd, Finland (JR)
2009Chair bar project at the Habitare- fair. (HRS)
2007-09TunaHAKI Centre, Moshi, Tanzania A project comprising dormitories for boys and girls, a vocational centre, a kitchen and dining hall, a farm, a garden, and a theatre for acrobatics, dance, drama, and music. Non-built project. (HRS and Armstrong+Cohen Architecture)
2006-07Conference and accommodation buildings in Dragsfjãrd, Finland. Project stage. (JR)
2004arcadEUropea, Finnish representative for the European design project for the development of the Prague Castle forefront. (JR)
2002-04Invited member of architects/artist team Hollmân Reuter Sandman Architects and Robert Barry at The Snow Show international art and architecture event in Rovaniemi, Finland.(HRS)
2002Puotinharju area, urban planning for the City of Helsinki. (JR)
2001Women's centre in Rufisque, Senegal. Architectural design, fund-raising, social and administrative work, information. (HRS)
1997-Holiday resort with straw bale cottages, Sattmark. Three cottages, a Service building, a Pavilion and a Multipurpose building have been completed between the years 1997-2007 (JR)
Exhibition Architecture
2015“AFRICA – Architecture, Culture, Identity”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art,
Denmark (HRS)
2015-16“The pulse of brutalism”, exhibition design, WeeGee, Espoo, Finland (JR)
2014-15“The World of Religions”, exhibition design for the Finnish National Museum,
Helsinki, Finland (JR)
2012Habitare Ahead! 2012, Helsinki, Finland (Habitare is Finland’s biggest furniture, interior decoration and design fair)
exhibition architecture (HRS)
2012“Masters of recycling. Learning Centre for the Zabbaleen of Cairo”
Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, Finland (HRS)
2010-11AKSELI’S AFRICA, Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland (JR)
2010-11MOVABLE HOME, Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland,
2012 in the Castle of Hämeen Linna, Finland. (JR)
2010Hanti-Mansia, exhibition design and book design for an exhibition and education tour in Siberia. Organised by the Museum of Cultures and The Federation of Finnish Mother Tongue Teachers in Finland (JR)
2010“Peekaboo”, exhibition design, Helsinki Art Museum, Tennis Palace, Helsinki. (JR)
2009-10“STUDIO MARUBI”, exhibition design, Museum of Cultures, Tennis Palace, Helsinki (JR)
2006Exhibition design and graphic products for the Alvar Aalto Symposium 2006, Jyväskylä, Finland (JR)
2005“Bengali Marriage”, exhibition design, Museum of Cultures, Tennis Palace, Helsinki (JR)
2002FINDESIGNNOW, exhibition design organised by Design Forum, Fiskars, Finland (JR)
2001-02”5 Africas”, exhibition design, Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland (JR)
1998-99”PAPER+FINLAND=ART”, exhibition organised by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. Exhibition design for Schaumburg Art Museum, Chicago and Mingei Art Museum, San Diego, USA. Collaboration with Katariina Séwon.
1996Young Forum ’96 organised by Design Forum.Exhibition design for exhibitions in: Design Forum in Helsinki, Muova in Vaasa, The Design Centre in Kemi and the Finnish Institute in Paris, France. Collaboration with architect Esa Laaksonen.
Graphic Design
2014-15“The World of Religions”, book design for the Finnish National Museum, Helsinki, Finland (JR)
2011-12VALIO Milk design carton. Eight Finnish designers from different fields were invited to create their own vision of milk for Valio’s basic and organic milk cartons. The designers were Eero Aarnio, Tuomas Erikoinen, Klaus Haapaniemi, Kristiina Lassus, Jenni Reuter, Paola Suhonen, Oiva Toikka and Tiia Vanhatapio.
2005-06Graphic design for the 10th International Alvar Aalto Symposium (JR)
2003-04The book Italia la bella – Arkitekterna Hilding och Eva Ekelunds resedagbok 1921-1922, Svenska Litteratursällskapet. (JR)
2002-Alvar Aalto monograph series. A 28-volume set of Alvar Aalto’s architectural and planning works. Published by the Alvar Aalto Foundation and the Alvar Aalto Academy. The first book was launched in 2003 (JR)
2000OIVA KALLIO, Book published by The Museum of Finnish Architecture (JR)
2000ELEFANTTI – ELEPHANT FILMS, the Finnish directors’ group”, logo and graphic products (JR)
1999MATKALLA – EN ROUTE!, Book published by The Museum of Finnish Architecture (JR)
1996The Restoration of Sodankylä Old Church, magazine published by Arkkitehti, the Finnish Architectural Review (JR)

Works in Exhibitions

2018-19Interplay of Cultures, Museum of Finnish Architecture (HRS)
2017Work in the Barbara Cappochin prize exhibition ”Five Architecture Tables” in
Padova, Italy (HRS)
2016Biennale Architettura 2016, Reporting from the Front, Venice, Italy (HRS)
2016Architecture of Necessity, Virserum, Sweden (HRS)
2015Schools of Architecture / Africa: Connecting Disciplines in Design and Development,
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (HRS)
2014South of North, Helsinki Design Week, Teurastamo, Helsinki, Finland (HRS)
2014”Architecture – Beside and beyond” , University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA (HRS)
2014Think Global, Build Social! Architectures for a better World, 15.3-30.6.2014, Architekturzentrum, Vienna, Austria (HRS)
2013-14TRANSFORMATION - TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, Museum of Finnish Architecture (HRS)
2013-14Learning from Vernacular. For a New Vernacular Architecture,
Munio Gitai Weinraub Architecture Museum, Haifa, Israel (HRS)
2013Think Global Build Social, 8.6-1.9.2013, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany (HRS)
2013Architecture of Necessity, 5.5-8.12.2013, Virserums Konsthall, Sweden (HRS)
2012”Wellfare and architecture – the role of urban space in human well-being”,
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia (HRS)
2012“Design Helps Living Room”, Tikau Share, Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki, Finland
2012“New Finnish Architecture – New Generation, NEWLY DRAWN”, Architectural League of New York, the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, New York, USA (HRS)
2012-14Work in the exhibition “Lighthouses” in the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy, The Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Museum in Stockholm, Sweden (HRS)
2012-13“Masters of recycling. Learning Centre for the Zabbaleen of Cairo”
Helinä Rautavaaran Museum, Espoo, Finland (HRS)
2011Own work at a group exhibition at the Norsu Gallery , Helsinki (JR)
2011Newly Drawn at Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism (HRS)
2010-11Nordic Models + Common Ground, exhibition in The Scandinavia House, New York (HRS)
2008TunaHAKI project exhibited at University of Florida, USA (HRS)
The Women’s Centre in Senegal  (HRS) has been exhibited in:
2008University of Tasmania, School of Architecture, Launceston, Australia
2008Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, Australia
2007University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
2007The University of Sydney, Australia
2007The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2006Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
2006Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China
2006Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
2005UIA Istanbul Congress, Turkey
2005Museum of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005Centre d’architecture, Bordeaux, France
2004Zagreb Architects Society, Croatia
2004World Urban Forum, UN Habitat in Barcelona, Spain
2004UWI gallery Unije, Croatia
2002Oulu Regional Central Library, Finland
2003Dublin, RIAI, Ireland
2003Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
2002Venice Architectural Biennale, Italy
The Snow Show (HRS) has been exhibited in:
2004The Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
2004NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2003the 50:th Art Biennale in Venice, Italy
2003The Scandinavia House in New York, USA
2004ARCADEUROPEA, exhibited in Brussels, Belgium and at the Venice Biennale, Italy (JR)
1998“Strawbale cabins” exhibited in Parainen., Finland (JR)
1996-97“Ruissalo - Landscape Art”, exhibited in Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku and the
Valkoinen sali, Helsinki, Finland Collaboration with Helena Sandman.
1995Own work in the exhibition “Maalaus ja rakennettu tila”, in Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland. (JR)

Awards and Grants

2020Sanna Tegel receives the national Oskari Vilamo Award for her Master’s thesis Villa Skeppet rakennuksena ja kotina”. Jenni Reuter served as supervisor of the work.
2020Teaching Award presented by Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
2019Iris Andersson receives the national Oskari Vilamo award for her Master’s thesis “Leros ja Villa Kolkis - Esseitä merkityksellisyydestä”. Jenni Reuter served as supervisor of the work.
2018Diploma from the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) for
working as the supervisor of Iris Andersson’s diploma work “Leros ja Villa
Kolkis - Esseitä merkityksellisyydestä”. The work received the Gerda and
Salomo Wuorio prize for best diploma work in Finland in 2017.
2017Teacher of the Year, Department of Architecture, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
2017Finnish Cultural Foundation Award (JR)
2017Nomination for the Barbara Cappochin Prize for the KWIECO Shelter House (HRS)
2016“Best Humanitarian of the Year” organized by DK Nordic Award/EOAW award to Ukumbi NGO (HRS)
2014Finnish representative in the Golden Cubes Awards for architecture and children interdisciplinary course arranged by the Aalto University in Annantalo in Helsinki, Finland (JR)
2014HRS nominated for the BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2014
2012Asko Avonius-prize (HRS)
2011HRS nominated for the Iakhov Chernikov international prize
2009Finnish State award for arts to Ukumbi NGO
2009The Kordelin Prize (HRS)
2008Holcim Foundation Acknoledgement Award for Sustainable Architecture (HRS)
2008“The most beautiful book of the year” award for the book MAISON LOUIS CARRÉ in the Alvar Aalto monograph series. Graphic design for the series made by Jenni Reuter and the book by Teppo Järvinen.
2008Half year artist grant from the Arts promotion Centre in Finland
2005“The most beautiful book of the year” award for the graphic design of the book Italia la bella – Arkitekterna Hilding och Eva Ekelunds resedagbok 1921-1922 (JR)
2004Nomination for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (HRS)
2003Bauwelt Prize for the Women’s Centre in Senegal (HRS)
2003Special commendation in Young Architect of the Year Award 2003, Corus and Building Design (HRS)
2002-03One year artist grant, Swedish Cultural Fund in Finland
2002Pietilä Award, Building Information Foundation RTS, Finland (HRS)
2002Highly commended for the ar+d award. Emerging Architect competition organised by Architectural Review and d-line (HRS)
2002The Wuorio honorary mention for best diploma work of Finnish schools of architecture (JR)
1994-95, -97 Atelier apartment in Cité Internationale des Arts
1992-2014 Several grants and awards from national and international institutions

Positions of Trust

2019EUROPAN Sweden, jury member
2019Member of the International Review Committee at Chalmers University, Sweden
2018-Member of the editorial board in the Finnish Architectural Review
2018-2019SAFA jury member for the invited architecture competition “Albert”,
an art museum in Tammisaari
2018-Member in the editorial board of the Alvar Aalto monograph series
2018-In the board of Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in
Finland
2017-Member in NBAA (Nordic Baltic Academy of Architecture)
2016In the jury of the Suomi palkinto arranged by the Minister of Culture and Education
2014-Member of the board of The Christine and Göran Schildt Foundation
2013-Member of the committee of the Finnish architecture schools, making entrance tests and choosing the coming architecture students to all three schools of architecture in Finland.
2013-14Foreign expert for the choice of the new rector of The Architecture University in Umeå, Sweden.
2012-Member of the jury for Väinö Vähäkallio grants, Department of Architecture, Aalto University
2012-Ukumbi NGO member of Architects without borders and South of North
2011-13Member of the Aalto University Sounding board
2010Member of the President of Finland’s President Forum XIV, the theme of the forum was Globalisation and the UN Milennium Goal
2006-Nominator for the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture
2005-10 Member of the board of The association for new craft - NORSU-gallery
2004Finnish representative at the international conference “Young European Architects”, Rotterdam
1999  In the Jury of the Student Architecture Competition for “Infill One-family house”

Academic positions

2017-Head of Bachelor degree programme in Architecture, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
2017-Member in The Academic Committee for Arts, Design and Architecture (Taiteiden ja suunnittelun akateeminen komitea,TSAK)
2016-Associate professor, Architectural Principles and Theory, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
2011-15Lecturer, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture, Basics and Theory of Architecture (both Master level and Bachelor level courses)
2010-11University teacher, Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Basics and Theory of Architecture (both Master level and Bachelor level courses)
2002-10Teacher, Helsinki University of Technology, Basics of Architecture 1 and 2 (Bachelor level courses).
2001-03Teacher, Helsinki University of Technology, Wood in Architecture and Construction (Master level courses).
1995-97Art teacher for mentally disabled, DUV, De utvecklingst”rdas v„l, 2h/week.
1992-94
Course teaching
 (separate course from the above teaching obligations)
2017-Head of the Bachelor degree in Architecture, Aalto University, School
of Art,
Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture
2010Teacher, Cambodia course, Master level course, Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Public Buildings
Workshops and guest critics, selection
2020Guest professor at the Architecture
Department of the Icelandic University of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland (1 week)
2019External evaluator in the Review Committee at Chalmers School of Architecture, Gothenburg, Sweden
2011Workshop at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2008Visiting critic at School of Architecture & Design , University of Tasmania, Australia
2007Visiting critic at School of Architecture College of Design Construction Planning, University of Florida
2007Workshop teacher at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2005-06Visiting lecturer and workshop teacher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
2004Guest critic at the UWI (Unije Workshop International) architecture course, Unije, Croatia
2003-14Guest critic at the Washington University in Saint Louis, Helsinki school
2002-09Visiting critic at Helsinki University of Technology, World Architecture.
Lectures in Finland and abroad, selection
2020Open lecture “Equality Quality” at Architecture department of the Icelandic University of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland
2020Lauttasaaren primary school, lecture for children age 8-9 about the work of an architect
2019Discussion on the
future at the
Arkkitehtipäivät seminar 17.5.2019, Bio Rex, Helsinki
2018Invited panelist to the Europa Super Session organised by RIBA at the
British Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture biennale in Venice.
2018Creative Leaders Forum, panel discussion at the gallery Helsinki
Contemporary
2018Panel discussion Space, Dance and Architecture at Kiasma
2018Symposium ”Kynä ajatuksen työvälineenä”, Sigurd Snåren sali, Pro Artibus,
Tammisaari
2017Invited speaker at the Samuji talks together with Yrjä Kukkapuro and Björn Weckström
2017Invited panelist at a discussion forum on how architects can have a societal impact, organised by Arkkitehti, Finnich Architectural Review
2017Keynote lecture at The 3rd Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto? in Jyväskylä
2016-Curator of the lecture series Architecture speaks!. A collaboration between
Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture
2016Keynote lecture at The 8th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research, Tampere
2016Lecture “Equality Quality”, University of Arkansas, USA
2016Panel discussion “Nordic cities by the sea. Are sustainable cities by the sea a utopia?” Gothenburg book fair, Sweden
2015Seminar ”In the Spirit of Göran Schildt”, Leros, Greece
2015Schools of Architecture / Africa: Connecting Disciplines in Design and Development, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
2014“Beyond and behind”, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2014Architectures for a better world, Symposium, Architekturzentrum, Vienna, Austria
2013“Only design?” Laajasalo college, Development work and international studies, Helsinki, Finland
2013“Beyond Architecture”, 361° Architecture of Purpose, International Architecture symposium, Mumbai, India
2013”Architecture and Resilience”, Architecture and cities in transition, Sampola, Tampere, Finland
2013”Ongoing projects”, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
2013“Beyond Architecture”, CEPT, Architecture School in Ahmedabad, India (Indian Architect and Builder) Mumbai, India
2012“Asko Avonius prize lecture”, Feeling for Wood, Lahti, Finland
2012“Contemporary Architecture in Helsinki”, Brunnberg & Forshed Arkitektkontor, Stockholm, Sweden
2012“Caring architecture” WDC media, Lume, Helsinki
2011“Water and Architecture”, Association of Hungarian Architects, Budapest, Hungary
2011“Architecture and participatory planning”, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010“Internationalisation in Architecture”, KIRA Forum, Finlandia hall, Helsinki, Finland
2010“Working in different cultures”, Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009“Beyond Design”, 11th International Alvar Aalto Symposium, Jyväskylä, Finland
2009“Hollmén Reuter Sandman architecture”, Days of Architecture, Finlandia hall, Helsinki, Finland
2009“Beyond Design”, BIG ARCHITECTURE 09, Sustainable excellence, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009“Beyond Design”The Alvar Aalto Society in Sweden, The Finnish Institute in Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
2008“Beyond Design”, Design Island, Hobart, Australia
2008”Hollmén Reuter Sandman architects”, Archiforum, University of Tasmania Architecture school, Launceston, Australia
2007”Beyond Architecture”, Department of Architecture, University of Florida, USA
2007“African Architecture”, The Official College of Architects of Canary Islands, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Island, Spain
2007“Beyond Design”, Department of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Australia
2007”Recent works”, The University of Queensland , State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2006”Women’s Centre in Senegal”, Megapolis, Dodo environmental organisation, Old Student House, Helsinki, Finland
2006”Local culture in architecture”, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
2006“Beyond Architecture”, South African student conference, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
2006“Beyond Architecture”, Department of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China
2005“Young Finnish Architect - Jenni Reuter” Museum of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005“Beyond Design”, Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy
2004“Young Finnish Architects”, Department of Architecture, The University of Zagreb, Croatia
2004“Exhibition Architecture”, Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland
2004“Recent works”, UWI (Unije Workshop International), Unije, Croatia
2004“Women’s Centre in Senegal”, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki
2003“Own works”, Washington University in St Louis, USA
2003“ar+d award talk”, RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, Great Britain
2002“Exhibition design”, Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, Finland
2001-Several lectures in former Helsinki University of Technology, today Aalto University, Finland

Employment History

1999-2000Hannele Grönlund Architects
1997, 98-99Krokfors-Virkamäki Architects
1997-98The Museum of Finnish Architecture
1996The Finnish Association of Architects
1995-96Esa Laaksonen Architects
1995Simo Järvinen Architects

Languages Swedish (mother tongue), Finnish (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), some German