anni (at)
Helsinki, Finland

Sep 2021 –   Architect Anni Laurila Oy, founder
Apr 2019 –   Finland’s Architectural Policy, member of working group for the Finnish Government
Sept 2018 –   Architect and project manager, Deputy Manager of WSP Urban Architecture
Sep 2021 – Jan 2022 Podcast host, Hyvää työtä -podcast, about the future of work, for Diamonds Helsinki & Skanska
Apr 2020 –   Keynote speaker (speaker, presenter, panelist), MySpeaker
Mar 2019 –   Keynote speaker (speaker, presenter, panelist), Puhujatori & Cool N Talk UK
May 2018 –   Keynote speaker (speaker, presenter, panelist), Speakersforum
Nov 2016 –   World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Helsinki Hub Member
Oct 2017 – Sept 2021   tmi Architect Anni Laurila (company), founder
Apr 2017 – Sept 2018   Architect, WSP Finland
Nov 2016 – Sep 2017   Lead organizer, Global Impact Challenge Finland 2017 for Singularity University, Helsinki & Copenhagen
Aug 2016 – Jan 2017   Master’s Thesis in Building Design, Clients: Vallila Interior Oy and Oy Pälkäne 15, Helsinki
Title: From Industrial to Hybrid – Adaptive Reuse of Two Buildings in Vallila
Aug 2015 – Aug 2016   Co-founder of Anyone Inc, Palo Alto (founded at GSP15, SingularityU NASA Ames)
Apr 2013 – Mar 2017   Assisting Architect, WSP Finland
Nov 2015 – Apr 2016   Organizer, Global Impact Competition Finland 2016 for Singularity University, Helsinki & Copenhagen
Jun 2012 – Sep 2012   Junior Architect, Helsinki City Planning Department
Jun 2011   Entrance Exam Assistant, Aalto University Department of Architecture

2013 – Feb 2017    Architect (Master’s Degree, M.Sc.), Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Jun – Aug 2015   SingularityU GSP15 Alumna (Exponential tech, Entrepreneurship, Global Challenges), NASA, California
2009 – 2013   Architecture (Bachelor’s degree), Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2008 – 2009   Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2006 – 2008   Linnankosken lukio. Graduated with Math: L, Psychology: L (Finland’s highest points in 2008), Finnish: L, Physics: E, English: E, Swedish: E

2022   European EFCA Future Leader of the Year 2022, 2nd prize, awarded in Paris
2020   Speaker of the Year 2019 nominee (of five nominees, Speakersforum)
2017   Climate Reality Leader (Al Gore’s Climate Reality Training in Pittsburgh, Oct 2017)
2017   WEF Global Shaper scholarship for Climate Reality Training in Pittsburgh
2017   SingularityU Leader scholarship for SingularityU Leadership Forum in San Francisco
2015   Voted as one of six ‘Future hopes of Aalto University‘ in the university magazine
2015   Global Impact Challenge Finland. 1st prize. Full scholarship to SingularityU GSP15, NASA, California
2014   Sustainability Thinking: Water Quality Index, with Jiarong Dong. 1st prize (of 13 teams).
2014   PD6, Product Development in 6 hours. 1st prize (of 4 teams). Project manager.
2014, 2015   Annikki Paasikivi Scholarship, Aalto Unversity
2013   Honorable Mention, Injection Design Award
2008   Highest national score in graduation examination in psychology. Award from Finnish Psychological Association.

2017   Publications: From Industrial to Hybrid – Adaptive Reuse of Two Buildings in Vallila, Master’s thesis
2015 –   Speaker: i.e. YLE, OP Pohjola, Boost Turku, Impact Iglu, CTO Forum, WEF, SingularityU NASA (link to list)
2014   Exhibitions: Kigali Master Class ARTEK (team)
2014   Publications: Kigali Master Class with Peter Rich (team)
2012   Publications: The Qualities of Townhouse Building Reflected on Finnish Urban Planning, Bachelor’s thesis

Sep 2014 – Jan 2015   Tongji University Master’s of Architecture Exchange Student, Shanghai, China
Feb 2014   Research & Architectural Design Field Trip for Kigali Master Class, Rwanda, Africa
July 2010   Tohoku University, Interdiciplinary Study Between Social Sciences and Technology, Sendai, Japan
2003-2004   Sawyers Hall College of Science and Technology, Brentwood, United Kingdom

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator      expert
AutoCAD, ArchiCAD       expert
Word, Excel, Powerpoint      advanced
3Ds Max (rendering program)      advanced
SketchUp, MicroStation, iMovie      advanced
Adobe Premiere, Lightroom      intermediate
Revit, Rhinoceros 3D      intermediate

Finnish      native
English      fluent
Swedish     good
Chinese (spoken+written)     beginner