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Jyrki Sinkkilä

  • Phone+358405928156
  • Otakaari 1 X, 02150 Espoo

1993 …2019

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Artistic and research interests

My artistic background is in 25 years of practical experience in landscape architectural design. During these years, I have been involved in demanding site planning and environmental design projects related to housing areas, public premises and open spaces as well as urban development. Besides several realized design projects I have been invited and awarded prizes in landscape architectural competitions.

Landscape architecture is creative craft. It relies on artistic strategies when improving the existing conditions or matching people’s needs or addressing environmental problems. In my current academic role, I investigate landscape architecture as a form of art in its theoretical and historical context. In this work, I am especially interested in finding new means and media of artistic research for an emerging discipline and establishing profession.

I am a part of the focus group LAND in the Department of Architecture. Since year 2014, I have been heading the Master’s Degree Programme of Landscape Architecture, unique in Finland.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science (Architecture)

Award Date: 25 Oct 1988

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Research Output

Maiseman tekijät: Näkökulmia maisema-arkkitehtuuriin

Sinkkilä, J., Pihkala, A. & Weckman, E., 11 Oct 2019, Espoo: AALTO-YLIOPISTO. 280 p. (Aalto-yliopiston julkaisusarja, Taide + muotoilu + arkkitehtuuri; vol. 2019, no. 6)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

  • Unelma paremmasta maailmasta: Moderni puutarha ja maisema Suomessa 1900-1970

    Sinkkilä, J. (ed.), Donner, J. (ed.) & Mannerla-Magnusson, M. (ed.), 2016, Aalto ARTS Books. 286 p. (Aalto-yliopiston julkaisusarja; no. 5/2016)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

  • 8th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture Barcelona

    Sinkkilä, J., 2014

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction

    Eläintieteellinen museo, Helsinki, pihasuunnitelma pääsuunnittelijana Arkkitehdit Gullichsen-Vormala

    Sinkkilä, J., 2008

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArchitectureArt in non-art work



    Galan Vivas, J., Sinkkilä, J. & Lähde, E.


    Project: EU: Other research funding


  • Activities

    Satoru Yamashiro

    Jyrki Sinkkilä (Host)

    7 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    LANDMARK30 Juhlaviikko - Jubilee Event

    Emilia Weckman (Chair), , Sini Parikka (Chair), , Ranja Hautamäki (Member), , Juanjo Galan Vivas (Member), , Meri Mannerla-Magnusson (Member), , Silja Laine (Member), , Jyrki Sinkkilä (Member), , Pia Fricker (Member), , Matleena Muhonen (Member), , Varpu Mikola (Member), , Mari Ariluoma (Member), , Pia Kuusiniemi (Member), & Meeri Pitkänen (Member)

    7 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Kiwa Matsushita

    Jyrki Sinkkilä (Host)

    7 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Aalto University (Organisational unit)

    Jyrki Sinkkilä (Member)

    1 Jan 201731 Dec 2019

    Activity: Membership typesPosition of trust in an academic community

    Foreign Organisation

    Jyrki Sinkkilä (Visiting researcher)

    11 Sep 201614 Sep 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad