Anssi Lassila, Director and Founder of OOPEAA, has been appointed Professor of Practice, Contemporary Architecture at the Oulu School of Architecture. He will assume his position on February 1, 2020. The position was filled by invitation and the appointment is for a five-year term.
Established in 1959, the Oulu School of Architecture is the northernmost school of architecture in the world, and one of three schools of architecture in Finland. The school has a particular focus on addressing and researching sustainability in the Northern climate and on developing new ways of building with wood. It is also the alma mater of Anssi Lassila, and it is with great enthusiasm that he takes on the new role as professor at the school. As Professor of Practice in Contemporary Architecture he will be in charge of the teaching unit dedicated to contemporary architecture. He will be responsible for teaching the 4th and 5th year students in the Master’s degree program in architecture.
The University of Oulu is an international science university with a community of 13 000 students and 2900 employees. Founded in 1958, it is today one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units.
The Oulu School of Architecture provides architectural education on the highest academic level, from a BA level degree program to a two-year master’s degree program and a Ph.D. program in architecture. With its 300 domestic and international degree students, the school is a vital and dynamic unit within one of Finland’s largest universities. The Oulu School of Architecture has four teaching units: History of Architecture and Restoration studies, Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, and Building Performance and Construction.
The study program is design-oriented and the courses are taught by professionals with wide range of expertise in the field of architecture and urban design. Professors of the school are internationally recognized architects actively involved in the profession and in the architectural debate both in Finland and internationally. Studies are carried out both individually and in multicultural teams in an international working environment. The surrounding Nordic nature, climate and light circumstances offer a living laboratory for experiments in 1:1 scale. Varying courses and additional study options give possibilities to integrate student competitions or workshops in the student’s individual study plan. The degree awarded is an architect’s professional degree, providing the right to practice the architect’s profession in Finland and the European Union according to the national laws and decrees.
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