Starting in February 2020, two new team leaders will be working together with Anssi Lassila, founder and director of OOPEAA as members of the newly formed OOPEAA Steering Group. Together the steering group will help focus the development of the office to respond in meaningful ways to the call for creating high-quality architecture that is both socially and ecologically sustainable and places the human being at the center.
Iida Hedberg will be responsible for coordinating the development and management of the OOPEAA Helsinki office. Timo Etula will be responsible for coordinating the development and management of the OOPEAA Seinäjoki office.
Iida Hedberg, Team Leader, OOPEAA Helsinki
Iida Hedberg has been a member of the OOPEAA Team since 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Tampere University of Technology School of Architecture (2014). She is a solid professional with wide ranging experience of projects of diverse scales and various levels of complexity. Her work as project architect at OOPEAA includes the Puukuokka Housing Block, the Suvela Chapel, the Karlsson Housing in Jätkäsaari, the New Tikkurila Church, and the Villa Koivikko.
Timo Etula, Team Leader, OOPEAA Seinäjoki
Timo Etula has been a member of the OOPEAA Team since 2016. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Oulu University School of Architecture (2012). He has ample experience in the design of learning environments and in housing design. His work as project architect at OOPEAA includes the Taika Kindergarten, the Seilori and Laivuri Apartments in Vaasa, Laivuri apartments Vaasa, and the Suuruspää Neighborhood in Jyväskylä.