Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (78)

1898 born at Kuortane on February 3rd
1916 matriculation from Jyväskylä Classical Lyceum
1921 diploma of architecture at the Institute of Technology, Helsinki
1923-27 private architectural office in Jyväskylä (from 1924 in collaboration with Aino Aalto)
1924 married to architect Aino Marsio (1894-1949)
1927-33 private architectural office in Turku
1933- private architectural office in Helsinki
1943-58 Chairman of the Association of Finnish Architects SAFA (Honorary Member since 1958)
1946-48 Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.I.T. (Cambridge, USA)
1952 married to architect Elissa Mäkiniemi
1955- member of the Finnish Academy (Emeritus Member since 1968)
1963-68 President of the Finnish Academy
1976 died in Helsinki on May 11th


«L'architettura è l'arte di sprecar spazio. » Philip Johnson