Anssi Lassila (FI) – Architect, OOPEAA Office For Peripheral Architecture; Professor, Oulu University

photo: Mikko Virta

Anssi Lassila, Architect (SAFA), is the founder and director of OOPEAA Office For Peripheral Architecture and Professor of Practice in Contemporary Architecture at the Oulu School of Architecture. His architecture combines a sculptural form with skilful handling of materials and innovative techniques. The work of Lassila has been recognised with some of the highest merits achievable both in Finland and internationally. OOPEAA works on a wide range of projects from churches and public buildings to housing and urban visions, many of which are created as a result of an architectural competition. There is an active focus on research and development with an emphasis on solutions that support social and ecological sustainability.

Lassila is the Chairman of the National Jury of Finland