Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) enjoyed an exceptionally rich and varied career as an architect and designer, both at home in Finland and abroad.
The Alvar Aalto Foundation maintains the material and intellectual legacy of the world-famous architect and designer Alvar Aalto, and acts to make his work and thinking more widely known.
The Alvar Aalto Foundation’s sites in Helsinki and Jyväskylä are meeting points for friends of architecture and design from all over the world. The Alvar Aalto Museum, founded in 1966 in Jyväskylä, is a specialist museum of architecture and design, and a national and international centre for information about Alvar Aalto, with extensive collections that form the basis for its exhibitions and publications.
There are guided tours of The Aalto House, the beautiful home of the Aalto family, and the light-filled Studio Aalto in Helsinki all year round. The architect’s summer residence, the Muuratsalo Experimental House in Jyväskylä, is open for guided tours during the summer.
The Alvar Aalto Foundation also oversees the work of the Alvar Aalto Academy and the Foundation’s Architectural Heritage Department. The Architectural Heritage Department provides expert assistance on repairs of buildings designed by Aalto. The Alvar Aalto Academy fosters training and research in modern architecture, and mounts architecture events in Finland and abroad.
Board of the Alvar Aalto Foundation
President Ms. Heli Leinonkoski (City of Jyväskylä)
Vice president Mr. Markus Alanen (Aalto Family)
Mr. Henrik Aalto (Aalto Family)
Ms. Henna Helander (Finnish Association of Architects SAFA)
Ms. Mirkku Kullberg (Nordea Ltd.)
Ms. Anja Matilainen (Artek Ltd.)
Ms. Johanna Niemi (Academy of Finland)
Mr. Aimo Nissi (Aalto University)
Mr. Tommi Lindh, reporting member
(Managing director, Alvar Aalto Foundation)
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The Aalto House administration board
Chairman Matti Rautiola
Secretary Jonas Malmberg