Hiihtäjäntie 6 B 10 

FIN-00180 Helsinki FINLAND 

tel +358-9-4774 4147

fax +358-9-4774 4149 

mob +358-50-505 4147 


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I established BYDESIGN to offer personal and in-depth tours not available through mass-market agencies. I arrange custom-made tours for discriminating travelers and professionals interested in Finnish architecture and design, culture, and history. You can choose from short walking tours in the center of Helsinki to several-day professional excursions by bus.

I will personally tailor BYDESIGN tours according to your interests and time schedule. If you stop for a few hours on your cruise, instead of an average sightseeing tour, we will take you on an individual tour in Helsinki with its handsome Neoclassical center and one of the best preserved Art Nouveau districts in Europe. I can offer you an insider's view of the Jewish Community of Helsinki, one of the world's smallest and northernmost. I can provide programs ranging from Alvar Aalto and the 20th century  architecture to the manor houses, castles, and churches of the Finnish countryside.

I will plan you professional tours of contemporary architecture, encompassing residential areas, office buildings, public facilities such as libraries or schools. I will provide you custom-made guide books, and if you wish, lectures relating to your travel. My contacts range from architects and artists to builders, contractors, and end users.

BYDESIGN has many satisfied clients, including professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects AIA and the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA as well as many private individuals and groups. I have Master´s degrees in architecture both from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland and from Yale University in the USA. I have both practiced and taught architecture, as well as published on architecture, design, and culture, in both countries. I am glad to provide references!

Pirkko-Liisa Louhenjoki-Schulman