Sini Kamppari

Sini Kamppari

Studio Kamppari provides architectural services for new construction and renovations. Our residential experience spans the range from log cabins to family estates. Studio Kamppari was founded in 2013, and is based in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Sini is an architect. Originally from Finland, she has also lived in the US, England, and China. Her multinational background provides inspiration for her work. She loves to create unexpected and beautiful spaces.

Prior to Studio Kamppari, Sini worked at Olson KundigMiller Hull, and Cary Bernstein Architects. She has worked on residential, academic, commercial, and government projects in the US, Europe, and Asia. 

Sini has a Bachelor's degree in architecture from MIT and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale. 


Forest House, Bainbridge Island, WA

Lead designer on a single family residence located on a heavily wooded lot. This project features Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure and durable exterior materials to create a maintenance free, private oasis for this family. This project is currently under design.

Cabin K, Varkaus, FI

Lead designer and project manager for 600 square foot vacation residence located on a remote site. Provided client with full design services: programming, site planning, building design, interior design, and construction administration. Developed a scheme that combines traditional forms and materials with contemporary systems and details to create a new twist on the log cabin.
 

Respace Competition, Wake County, NC

Winner of Honorable Mention for Exceptional Prototype Solution. Competition entry for a 600 square foot community gathering space featuring a panel and roof truss system using reclaimed building materials.
 

Design Consulting for Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, WA

Remotely coordinate plans, collaborate with engineering consultants, manage construction contract administration, and develop high performance details for numerous high-end projects. Consultant work denoted with (C) below.


Private Residence, Santa Cruz, CA (C)

Coordinated plans and structural engineering on a 6,000 square foot single family residence on the coast of California. Detailed steel framing of a sweeping, thin roof edge and developed custom planters for this inside/outside house. This home inverts the upper and lower level to maximize views from the living spaces on the second floor. This project is currently under design.

Kitchen Remodel, Bellevue, WA (C)

Developed interior elevations and details for a metal clad, minimalist kitchen that features a glass clad wine room, a pass through pantry, and fully custom cabinetry. This project is currently under construction.

Private Residence Remodel, Medina, WA (C)

Coordinated the interface between existing and new construction in a complex family estate on Lake Washington totally around 50,000 square feet. Developed the design of a large family kitchen with a stone island featuring a pop-up swivel TV, custom range hood, and windows integrated at the counter level. Worked with the lighting designer to create a lighting plan to seamlessly light the entire residence from existing to new addition. This project is currently under construction.

Private Office Building and Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA (C)

Resolved complex code analysis for the seismic upgrade and modern interior renovation of a historic masonry building in downtown San Francisco. Coordinated with structural, plumbing, and mechanical engineers to fit together complex systems while maximizing ceiling heights and space. This project adds a penthouse that is strategically set back from the street to maintain its historic appearance while providing added usable space for the owner. This project is currently under construction.

Private Residence, London, UK (C)

Coordinated plans and elevations for a multi-story family home located in the heart of London. This luxurious home features a large art collection, interior courtyard, indoor pool, two car lifts, and roof deck. The house is divided into three residences: the main home and two apartments for the family’s grown children. The house is clad in stone and carefully designed to fit into the historic neighborhood.

Private Residence, Denver, CO (C)

Developed plans and details for a 16,000 square foot private residence featuring large operable steel windows and dramatic roof eaves. This project is currently under construction.

Smith College Dormitory, Northampton, MA (C)

Project architect for a 35,000 square foot dormitory project featuring five, two-story buildings surrounding a central lawn. Coordinated architectural and consultant plans to deliver apartment style housing with common kitchens and private bedrooms. Developed exterior details in brick and metal in an energy efficient envelope.

Private Residence, Berkshires, MA

Project architect responsible for interior detailing of 5,500 square foot vacation residence located on a 300 acre estate. Large, operable wall panels allow for direct connection to the outdoors.  Dramatic cantilevering of the main floor enables the site to flow beneath the building. Materials palette includes raw metal exterior paneling with rich wood, stone and metal interiors.
 

Heritage University Expansion, Toppenish, WA

Project architect engaged with project development ranging from campus master planning to the design and construction of three new academic buildings. Created design solutions that strengthened the campus fabric while providing individual character to the three new buildings. This $10 Million dollar project totalled 29,000 square feet. 
 

Private Residence, San Juan Islands, WA

Intern project team member for 3,000 square foot residence located in the archipelago northwest of Seattle. Nestled into the site, the house blurs the boundaries between the inside and outside.


Land Port of Entry, San Ysidro, CA

Core team member of multi-phase 40 acre border crossing with a budget approaching $350 Million dollars. Project Architect of 99,000 square foot pedestrian building. 
 

Biology and Chemistry Building, Whitworth, WA

Team member for 110,000 square foot science building that features light filled public spaces and 50-person tiered lecture halls.


Drivers of Change - Water, Prestel Pub May 2009

Researched the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political impacts of water related issues. Created a graphic template that was used as the basis of design for the first edition of the Drivers of Change card set.


Ridge House, Healdsburg, CA

Core team member for a 3,900 square foot residence located in Sonoma County. The natural contours of the hillside are hugged by the modern structure.


Education

Yale University, Master of Architecture, 2004-07
Feldman Prize Nominee
Frederick T. Ahlson Scholar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1998-2002
Outstanding Undergraduate Prize for Academic Excellence 4.9/5.0 GPA
Media Lab Research Intern
Computer Science Lab Research Intern

Aalto University (Helsinki University of Technology), Study Abroad 2001
International Architecture Program


Certifications

Washington State Architecture Board License
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certification
American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012-2015
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP)