Juhani Pallasmaa (1936), architect, professor emeritus, Academician IAA, has practiced architecture since 1962 and held positions such as Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and Professor and Dean of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has been a visiting professor in several Universities of the USA, teaching and lecturing around the world. His publications include 50 books and 400 essays. He is a Honorary member of SAFA, AIA and RIBA and receiver of Finnish and international awards and five Honorary Doctorates.