Sini Kamppari

Sini Kamppari

Sini is an architect. She was born in Finland and has lived most of her life in the United States. Now she lives in London, England. Her multinational background provides inspiration for her work. She skillfully maneuvers the design process to create unexpected and beautiful spaces.

Studio Kamppari was established in 2013. The studio provides design consulting and architectural services. Sini's professional experience was cultivated at Olson KundigMiller Hull, and Cary Bernstein Architects. She has worked on residential, academic, commercial, and government projects in North America, Europe, and Asia. Her experience spans the range from summer cottages to government complexes.

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


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 exterior details for several projects, including a 35,000 square foot dormitory project in Massachusetts, a 16,000 square foot private residence in Colorado, and a private residence currently under design development in London, England.


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)