Since Helena Sandman started her practice over twenty years ago her motivation has been to produce space that serves its’ users, is harmonious and supports sustainable development. Architecture can strengthen cultural identity, improve living conditions and emanate calmness and relaxation, regardless the scale of the project. Helena works in different scales, including urban planning, building-, interior-, service-, exhibition- and graphic design. In any scale she has a human-centered approach, seeing empathy as a crucial skill of the architect in the design process. She has experience in working in different cultural environments and multi-disciplinary teams.
Recent projects: - Responsible for the spatial design of a maternity ward for low-resource settings. In partnership with M4ID. - Affordable housing project for the Department of Urban and Rural Planning of Zanzibar. - Graphic design of book on Tiina Pyykkinen’s artwork. (Young artist of the year 2017 in Finland).
firstname.lastname@example.org + 358 50 524 0888.hollmenreutersandman.com (partner) ukumbi.org (founder, board member) newglobal.aalto.fi/people (member of research group) m4id.fi/people (collaboration partner)