CURRICULUM VITAE
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto

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 Aino Marsio (died in 1949)
1927-33 private architectural office in Turku
1933- private architectural office in Helsinki
1943-58 Chairman of the Association of Finnish Architects (Honorary Member since 1958)
1946-48 Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1952 married to Elissa Mäkiniemi (died in 1994)
1955- Member of the Finnish Academy (Emeritus Member since 1968)
1963-68 President of the Finnish Academy
1976 died in Helsinki on May 11th

Honorary member

1947 The Royal Society of Arts, London, Great Britain
1950 The Royal College of Arts, London, Great Britain
1950 Associazione per l'architettura organica, Rome, Italy
1954 Instituto de Arquitectos do Brasil, Brasil
1954 Zentralvereinigung der Architekten Österreichs, Austria
1956 Suomen Taideakatemia, Finland
1957 Södra Sveriges Byggnadstekniska Samfund, Sweden
1957 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, USA
1958 Accadèmia di belle arti di Venetzia, Italy
1958 The American Institute of Architects, USA
1959 Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund, Norway
1961 Ornamo, Finland
1963 The World Academy of Art and Science, Israel
1965 Västmanlands-Dala Nation, Uppsala, Sweden
1965 Colegio de Arquitectos del Peru, Peru
1966 Insinööriliitto, Helsinki, Finland
1968 The American Academy of Arts and Letters, USA
1968 The National Institute of Arts and Letters, USA
1975 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
1975 The Royal Scottish Academy, Great Britain

Honorary correspondent

1939-44 Academic Institute of Architects in Denmark, Denmark
1937 The Royal Institute of British Architects, Great Britain
1966 Bund Deutscher Architekten, Federal Republic of Germany

Correspondent member

1954 Académie d'Architecture, Paris, France
1955 Accadèmia Nazionale di San Luca, Italy

Invited member

1928 Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie, Holland
1928 Les Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne, France
1940 Kungliga Akademin för de Fria Konsterna, Sweden
1950 The Royal College of Arts, London
1958 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
1959 Teknillisten Tieteitten Akatemia, Helsinki, Finland
1961 Det Kongelige Akademi for de Skonne Kunster, Denmark

Honorary doctor

1947 University of Princeton, USA
1949 Helsingin Teknillinen Korkeakoulu, Finland
1960 Norges Tekniske Hojskole, Trondheim, Norway
1963 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland
1964 Politecnici di Milano, Italy
1964 Columbia University, New York, USA
1965 Technische Hochschule, Vienna, Austria
1969 Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland

Honours and awards

1939 Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, France
1948 SAFAn hopeaplaketti, Finland
1949 Suomen Kultuurirahaston suurpalkinto, Finland
1953 Akademisk Arkitektforenings Aeresmedaille, Denmark
1954 Prins Eugens medalj, Sweden
1957 The Royal Gold Medal of Architecture, Great Britain
1957 Kommendorskorset av Dannebrogen, Denmark
1958 SAFAn kultaplaketti, Finland
1962 Sonningprize, Denmark
1963 The Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, USA
1963 Svenska Arkitekters Riksförbund, 'Gold Cube', Sweden
1963 Cordón del Calli de Oro, Sosiedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos, Mexico
1965 Bronzeplakette, Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany
1965 Medaglia d'Oro della Città Firenze, Italy
1965 Suomen Leijonan suurristi, Finland
1965 Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Republica Italiana, Italy
1966 Diplome des Palmes d'Or du Mérite de l'Europe, Luxemburg
1966 Helsingin Yliopiston Ylioppilaskunnan puheenjohtajiston merkki, Finland
1967 The Thomas Jefferson Medal (University of Virginia), USA
1967 The Alvar Aalto Medal, Finland
1969 Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste, Federal Republic of Germany
1969 Litteris et Artibusmedal, Sweden
1972 Grand Croix de l'Ordre du Faucon, Iceland
1972 Grande Medaille d'Or d l'Academie d'Architecture pour 1972, Paris, France
1974 Suomen rakennustaiteen museon hopeaplaketti, Finland
1974 Das Österreichische Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Austria
1975 National Arts Foundation, outstanding architect of western civilization, Liechtenstein

Alvar Aalto.

Photo: Alvar in his Tiilimäki Studio at the 1950s'. Photo by Heinonen, Alvar Aalto Museum