PES-ARCHITECTS
PES-ARCHITECTS

PES-ARCHITECTS

Architects from helsinki, Finland
PES-Architects Limited is one of the leading and most international architectural design firms in Finland.

Professor, Architect Pekka Salminen, founded the company in 1968, giving the office over 40 years of continuous success, based on creative talent, hard work and commitment to finding outstanding solutions to complex projects.

Our mission is to be an innovative, reliable and co-operative design partner for demanding clients.

Our planned and built projects are significant and include such complex public buildings as theatres, airports, and railway terminals, we have also designed and built university buildings, schools and sport facilities retail developments, office buildings, housing developments and demanding refurbishments.

The partners of PES-Architects:
Professor, Architect SAFA Pekka Salminen, President, Chief Architect
Architect SAFA Tuomas Silvennoinen, Chief Architect
M.Sc Jarkko Salminen, CEO

Besides architectural design our line of activities includes interior design, urban planning, structural design and project management. We operate in Finland, China and Russia.

We have operated in China since 2003 and in 2010 we opened our Shanghai office.

We have a diverse and international design team representing ca 10 different nations, with 30-40 people operating out of our Helsinki office and 5-10 out of our Shanghai office.

In our design process we use the latest BIM-modelling technology with AutoDesk Revit Architecture, for which we have 16 Revit licences. We also use Rhinoceros, Artlantis, SketchUp and Adobe programs.

Sustainable design, in terms of ecological, economical and architectural quality, is essential and is a self-evident part of our design solutions and we are constantly expanding our cooperative network of specialists from varying disciplines such as sustainability and energy saving engineering. We are committed to continuing and expanding these alliances to address challenges in design and to provide cross-disciplinary creative solutions to our clients.

Currently in Finland we are working on the 600 million euro, Ring Railway (Kehä-rata) project which connects Helsinki Center with Helsinki Vantaa Airport for which we are designing four of the underground stations.
We are also involved with the Helsinki Vantaa Airport alterations and modernization project, and have recently started the schematic design of a large refurbishment project for a department store in central Helsinki.

In China the Wuxi Grand Theater is under construction and is due for completion by the end of 2011. The construction of the Chengdu IconYuan Duan Super High Rise Tower started at the beginning of 2011.