Juho Grönholm is a co-founder and partner at ALA Architects. The Helsinki based architectural firm founded in 2005 specialises in cultural buildings, modernist renovation projects and transportation architecture. ALA has been one of the frontrunners of a new generation of Nordic architecture practices completing several major public projects, such as Kilden Performing Arts Centre (2011) in Norway, and Helsinki Central Library Oodi (2018) and the new departures and arrivals building of Helsinki Airport (2021) in Finland.
Juho holds a master’s degree in architecture from Helsinki University of Technology and is a member of the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. He has over 20 years of professional experience in designing large public buildings in Finland and abroad. He is both an experienced team leader and a visionary artist promoting rich, memorable architecture independent of any set styles. In addition to his day job, he has taught at the Department of Architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, nowadays part of Aalto University, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, as well as at Washington University in St. Louis’ Helsinki International Semester 2015.