& Company Architects was founded by Emmi Keskisarja and Janne Teräsvirta with the aim to merge Academic Ambition, Professional Capability and Creative Freedom. Our approach can be described by explaining our logo: &’
Break the shape down and you will find an “e”, standing for Emmi and a “j”, for Janne. (Keep deconstructing to find any alphabet within the symbol.) They represent the personal involvement, care and commitment that we invest in everything we do.
The ampersand underlines collaboration and teamwork - in the office as well as with clients and specialists. More so it symbolizes the path that a design process is. We intently shape each process to ensure they are inclusive and fitted to the task at hand.
The apostrophe behind the “&” marks the outcome: The design we create through the journey taken with you. Good architecture is about elegant gestures that turn seemingly usual objects – such as an ampersand – into something new, characteristic and meaningful.