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Aaro Tapio Söderlund, Finnish architect. Master: Nagu Chamber Music Support Association (chair 2007); fellow: CURATIO Building Conservation; member: International Council on Monuments and Sites (cipa national delegate 1999—2003), KOURA Education Fund Finnish television and Radio (honorary Best Science Programme of Year 2004), Finnish Architects SAFA, Friends of Finnish Institute in Middle East (honorary), Odd Fellow (life).

Background

Söderlund, Aaro Tapio was born on August 2, 1957 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland. Son of Nils Valfrid Söderlund and Elli Laina Siilasmaa.

Education

Master of Science in Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 1990.

Career

Museum assistant Finnish Museum Technology, Helsinki, 1975—1976. Building measurer Helsinki City Museum, 1978—1979. Conscript, research officer Finnish Defense Forces Reserve Officer Training Corps, Finland, 1978—1979.

Junior designer Architect Office Castren Jauhiainen Nuuttila, Espoo, 1979—1980, Architect Office Kirsti and Egil Nordin, Helsinki, 1980, Architect Office Raili and Reima Pietilä, Helsinki, 1981. Designer Architect Office Kirsti and Egil Nordin, 1982, Architect Office Pekka Ojonen, Kirkkonummi, 1984—1986. Building practitioner Oy Alfred A. Palmberg Ab, Helsinki, 1982.

Library assistant, architectural Library. Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, 1983, deputy library, architectural Library., 1987, lecturer, history of architecture, 1990—1993, deputy laboratory architect, urban planning, 1990—1993, lecturer, history of urban design, 1992—1993, lecturer, history of architecture, 1995—1996, deputy laboratory architect, urban design, 1996, lecturer, history of urban design, 1997, laboratory engineer, department surveying, 1997, researcher, department surveying, 1997—1998, liaison officer, 1998—1999, lecturer, history of architecture, 1998—2008, lecturer, history of environment Finland, since 2009. Lecturer, history of urban design University Turku, Finland, 1993.

Doctor of Medicine Architect Office Aaro Söderlund Oy Ltd, Länsi-Turunmaa, Finland, since 1989. Lecturer, history of environment University Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1994. Research assistant University Helsinki, Classical Philology, 1995—1996.

Specialist, egyptian cultural history Poyry Ltd., Vantaa, 2000. Lecturer, history church architecture University Helsinki, Practical Theology, 2005. Producer, culture tourism Municipality Nagu, Länsi-Turunmaa, 2005—2008.

Project specialist Turku University Applied Sciences, Finland, since 2009. Specialist, animal architecture Finnish Broadcasting Company, Radio 1, Science Production. Chair Friends Finnish Institute in Middle East, Helsinki, Uusimaa, 1999—2006, board member, since 1999.

Chair Nagu Chamber Music Festivals, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland, since 1999. National voting delegate Cipa & Icomos, 1999—2004. National delegate International Council on Monuments and Sites XII World Congress, Mexico City, 1999.

Specialist & animator KSTP television 5, St. Paul, 2000, CTVC Independent Television, London, 2001. Invited commentator Royal Society & British Academy, London, 2000. Specialist, middle east cultures Finnish Broadcasting Company, Radio 1, Science Production, Helsinki, 2000.

Inaugural speaker University Damascus Finnish Institute in Middle East, Syria, 2001. Specialist, small ice age history Finnish Broadcasting Company, Radio 1, Science Productions, Helsinki, 2001. Specialist Cicada Ltd.

Channel 4 & World History Channel, London, 2002. Specialist, shroud tomb in jerusalem Finnish Broadcasting Company, Radio 1, Science Productions, Helsinki, 2002, specialist, pagan christmas, 02, specialist, roots of the european cultures in the asia minor, 2002—2003, specialist, science editor & alexandrian library, 2002—2003, specialist, the age of vikings, Uusimaa, Finland, 2004, specialist, science editor & assyrian super power, 05, specialist & ethiopian culture, 05, specialist, science editor & medieval archipelago, 06, specialist, 06, science editor, 2007—2008. Finnish delegate International Council on Monuments and Sites International Symposium, Istanbul, 2002.

Specialist, manual building documentation Egyptian television Science Channel, Cairo, 2003. Specialist, civilian crisis management & building documentation Finnish Parliament, Committee Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, 2004. Board member International Council on Monuments and Sites Finland, Helsinki, 2007—2009, CURATIO Association Archipelago Building Culture, Länsi-Turunmaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland, since 2008.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibition, Pinega Expedition 1994, Science Center Arktikum, Rovaniemi, 'Still inhabited Cave Dwellings', for Finnish Museum of Architecture, 'Culture Heritage in Danger'. 50 years of Hague Convention, for Min of Edu, Finland, Manual Building Documention. International Council on Monuments and Sites XII World Congress, Mexico, FIME Beduin tent department for Turku Book Fair, design, Musical Thor's Hammer, Turku City Theatre, Young Men’s Christian Association Art Exhibitions.

      Contributor articles.

Membership

Master: Nagu Chamber Music Support Association (chair 2007). Fellow: CURATIO Building Conservation. Member: International Council on Monuments and Sites (cipa national delegate 1999—2003), KOURA Education Fund Finnish television and Radio (honorary Best Science Programme of Year 2004), Finnish Architects SAFA, Friends of Finnish Institute in Middle East (honorary), Odd Fellow (life).

Connections

Married Ulla-Maija Nevalainen. Children: Jan Henrik Zacharias, Nona Elisabeth, Lars Anders, Erik Arthur, Dora Maria.

father:
Nils Valfrid Söderlund

mother:
Elli Laina Siilasmaa

spouse:
Ulla-Maija Nevalainen

children:
Jan Henrik Zacharias Söderlund

Nona Elisabeth Söderlund

Lars Anders Söderlund

Erik Arthur Söderlund

Dora Maria Söderlund