Pekka Vapaavuori was born in Turku, Finland, in 1962. He attended the Tampere University of Technology, Department of Architecture, and completed the degree programme of Master of Science in Architecture in 1993. Pekka Vapaavuori Architects established in 1994. Arosuo&Vapaavuori Architects 1997-2002. Vapaavuori Architects 2002-. Kalle Kaihari Foundation Cultural Award 1994. Annual Architectural Award of Cultural Endowment of Estonia 2006. The Cultural prize of the Estonian Government 2006. Nominee for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2007. The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2007. Member of the European Cultural Parliament ECP 2006-. Member of the Erik Bryggman Foundation 2007-.