PES-Architects Ltd is one of the leading and most international architectural design firms in Finland. Our mission is to be an innovative, reliable and co-operative design partner for demanding clients.
Professor, Architect Pekka Salminen co-founded the company in 1968, giving the office 50 years of continuous success, based on creative talent, hard work and commitment to finding outstanding solutions to complex projects.
Our projects include complex public buildings such as airports and transport terminals, theatres and concert halls, sports facilities and mixed-used developments as well as refurbishment projects. Besides architectural design, our activities include interior design, urban planning, structural design and project management. We have operated in China since 2003 and opened our Shanghai office in 2010.
We have a diverse and international design team representing ca. 10 different nations, with some 70 people operating out of our Helsinki office and 5-10 out of our Shanghai office.
Our practice is based on a deep understanding of the user experience, sound building practices, a comprehensive approach to project management and an innovative, cross-cultural team. Sustainable design, in terms of ecological, economical and architectural quality, is an essential and self-evident part of our design solutions.
In our design process, we use the latest BIM-modelling technology with AutoDesk Revit Architecture. We also use Rhinoceros, Artlantis, SketchUp and Adobe programs.
Pekka Salminen, Professor, Architect SAFA, President
Tuomas Silvennoinen, Architect SAFA, Design Director
Arttu Suomalainen, Architect SAFA, Design Director, Transportation
Jarkko Salminen, MSc, CEO