Architectural design

Renovating culturally significant properties requires an understanding of architectural history.

Elimäenkatu 25–27. ©Ark-byroo

Expertise in architectural history

Ark-byroo offers architectural design services for renovation projects. We possess expert knowledge of building methods typically used in different time periods and we are comfortable working with buildings of varying ages.

Our design work starts with preserving the most valuable historic features of the property while at the same developing the technological and functional aspects of it. We also have an understanding of which parts of the property have less historical or cultural value. Our list of references includes the conservation of a 1920’s chapel, the restoration and repurposing of an 1890’s timber house and the renovation and expansion of a 1960’s student housing block. Our staff is FISE certified in architectural design and renovation planning with the skills to work with even the most demanding properties. Have a look at our previous renovation plans.


Gresantie 1–5 2018. ©Ark-byroo
Vainiola. New stairs and fire place. Photo: Sami Heikinheimo.

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What do our services offer?

  • Expertise in design based on the styles, construction methods and materials of different eras
  • Experience in naturally incorporating new construction into the old
  • The ability to listen to customer needs
  • Understanding the wide range of permitting processes
  • Experience in carrying out exceptional projects
  • Experts to clarify the legal obligations, social conditions or financial instruments of the change


Contact us

Would you like to know more about us? You can reach us by phone call or text message at:

+358 50 574 8710