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Pia Sarpaneva

[Pia Mariaana Sarpaneva]

Senior Lecturer, Architecture
Last Updated: October 28, 2021
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Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Architectural Design
Questions shared by Architecture, Design and Art
Beginning Design Studio Pedagogy
Housing and Urban Design

Biography

Biography

Pia Sarpaneva is a Finnish architect with an extensive career in architectural education. She is a registered architect in Finland where her professional career includes several nationally and internationally published projects. She received her degree the Aalto University where she also taught in addition to various distinguished schools in the USA. She is versatile across the architecture curriculum with special expertise in foundational design. Sarpaneva has chaired and organized several architectural symposia, directed academic summer programs, and served as a guest critic at numerous national and international universities. She exercises her deep engagement with Mexico through travel, participation in design reviews, and leading student groups.

Education

Education

    • 1986 MA in Architecture - Evaluated by SpanTran 11/6/13 to be equivalent to U.S.
      Aalto University

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 1989 Registrered Architect, Finnish Association of Architects

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2020 to Present Senior Lecturer
      CAPPA, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington)
    • 2016 to 2020 Lecturer
      Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington)
    • 2015 to 2016 Visiting Associate Professor
      Architecture, Univesity of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TN, United States)
    • 2014 to 2015 Visiting Ralph Hawkins Professor
      Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington)
    • 2012 to 2013 Visiting Associate Professor
      Architecture, Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS, United States)
    • 2006 to 2012 Clinical Associate Professor
      Architecture, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR, United States)
    • 2003 to 2006 Visiting Associate Professor
      Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, United States)
    • 2000 to 2003 Associate Professor
      Architect, Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA, United States)
    • 1994 to 2000 Assistant Professor
      Architecture, Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA, United States)
    • 1989 to 1994 Design Instructor
      Architecture, Aalto University (Espoo, Finland)
    • 1986 to 1994 Project Leader
      Helin - Siitonen Architects (Helsinki, Finland)
    • 1983 to 1985 Project Leader
      Kahri Co Architects (Helsinki, Finland)
    • 1981 to 1983 Project Architect
      Kahri Co Architects (Helsinki, Finland)

Memberships

    • 1989 to Present Finnish Association of Architects

Awards and Honors

    •  2004 ACSA Service Award sponsored by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
    •  1997 College Certificate of Excellence in Teaching sponsored by Virginia Tech University, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
    •  1997 University Certificate of Appreciation for International Education sponsored by Virginia Tech University
    •  1996 Advanced Studies in Fine Arts Grant sponsored by The Graham Foundation
    •  1993 Visual Arts Foundation of Finland Grant sponsored by Visual Arts Foundation of Finland
    •  1986 Helsinki City Architecture Certificate of Honor sponsored by City of Helsinki, Finland

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

Publications


      2002
      • Book Review
        Travel Companion into the World of Miniature
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana]. PTAH. Helsinki : "Alvar Aalto Academy".

      1999
      • Journal Article
        James Carpenter Interview I
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, Poole, Scott]. Arkkitehti, Finnish Architectural Review.(3), Helsinki: "Finnish Association of Architects".
        https://www.ark.fi/
      • Journal Article
        James Carpenter Interview II
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, Poole, Scott]. Arkkitehti, Finnish Architectural Review.(4), Helsinki: "Finnish Association of Architects".
        https://www.ark.fi/

      2019
      • Other
        Remembering Forward
        Essay in Robert Hutchison Architecture, Memory Houses
        [Sarpaneva, PiaM]. 1000(1), 20-23. Mexico City: "Arquine".

      2014
      • Other
        La Carencia de la Belleza en la Arquitectura – Juhani Pallasmaa
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, Alcerreca, Victor]. Cόdigo.(81), Mexico City.
        www.revistacodigo.com

      2013
      • Other
        El Objetivo del Afecto
        in Sustraccion
        [Sarpaneva, PiaM]. 1000(1), 15-19. Mexico City: "Andamio".

      2006
      • Other
        James Carpenter: Environmental Refractions
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, Marpillero, S].

      2000
      • Other
        James Carpenter
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, Poole, Scott].

      1997
      1996
      • Other
        James Turrell
        [Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, Poole, Scott].

Presentations

    •  2013
      Sarpaneva, Pia (Author & Presenter), "Street Space", Washington State University in Pullman, Pullman, Washington. ( , 2013).
    • January  2013
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, , "Functions of Form ", School of Architecture Lecture Series, Arlington, TX. (January 1, 2013).
    • January  2013
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, , "Sustracción, Fotografias: Fernando Ituarte", Casa Luis Barragan, Fundacion de Arquitectura Tapatia Luis Barragan, Mexico City, Mexico . (January 1, 2013).
    • January  2010
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Foundation Work: Concept–Material–Geometry ", Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. (January 1, 2010).
    • January  2007
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Form Function Finland ", Arkansas Art Center , Little Rock, Arkansas. (January 1, 2007).
    •  2003
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Architects Summer Houses", ACSA, Helsinki, Finland. ( , 2003).
    • January  2003
      Sarpaneva, PiaM (Author & Presenter), "Studio Work by Students", Washington University , St. Louis. (January 1, 2003).
    •  1998
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Student Housing in Vaasa", ACSA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. ( , 1998).
    • January  1998
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Fourth Dimension in Architecture ", Virginia Tech University, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Alexandria, Virginia. (January 1, 1998).
    • January  1997
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, " Brickfull of Knowledge", ACSA , Dallas, TX. (January 1, 1997).
    • January  1997
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Brickfull of Knowledge", Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (January 1, 1997).
    • January  1996
      Sarpaneva, PiaMariaana, "Finnish House", Virginia Tech, Alexandria, Virginia. (January 1, 1996).

Courses

      • ARCH 5342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5591-001 DESIGN STUDIO I
        (Course Id: 100229)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 2552-007 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        (Course Id: 100031)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3554-005 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II
        (Course Id: 100057)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5591-001 DESIGN STUDIO I
        (Course Id: 100229)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4395-101 SELECTED TOPICS ARCH
        (Topic: Non-Western Cities | Course Id: 100121)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5395-101 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: Non-Western Cities | Course Id: 100225)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 1342-002 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 1342-004 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ARCH 3554-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II
        (Course Id: 100057)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ARCH 5591-001 DESIGN STUDIO I
        (Course Id: 100229)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ARCH 1342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ARCH 3554-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II
        (Course Id: 100057)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ARCH 5342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 5591-001 DESIGN STUDIO I
        (Course Id: 100229)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 5593-001 DESIGN STUDIO III
        (Course Id: 100231)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • ARCH 1342-005 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 4557-001 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV
        (Course Id: 100147)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 5342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 5591-001 DESIGN STUDIO I
        (Course Id: 100229)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 1342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 5592-001 DESIGN STUDIO II
        (Course Id: 100230)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 5342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 1341-005 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS I
        (Course Id: 110040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 4556-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCH III
        (Course Id: 100146)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 1342-005 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 3554-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II
        (Course Id: 100057)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 1341-005 DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS I
        (Course Id: 110040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3553-005 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE I
        (Course Id: 100056)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 1342-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATION II
        (Course Id: 100004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3554-003 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II
        (Course Id: 100057)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 5594-001 DESIGN STUDIO IV
        (Course Id: 100232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 4311-001 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
        (Topic: Finnish Architecture | Course Id: 100081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 5311-001 ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
        (Topic: House | Course Id: 100177)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 3554-003 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II
        (Course Id: 100057)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 4311-001 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
        (Topic: House | Course Id: 100081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 5670-003 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100248)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARCH 5342-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS I
        (Course Id: 100205)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013

Service to the University

    • 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Graduate Admissions Committee
    • 2017 to  Present Committee Chair
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Lectures, Exhibits, Publications+Events Committee
    • 2019 to  2020 Committee Chair
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Appointments & Continuation Committee
    • 2015 to  2019 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington, College of Architecture and Public Affairs, Study Abroad Committee
    • 2016 to  2016 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Subcommittee for Studio Culture
    • 2016 to  2016 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Subcommitttee for Events, Lectures and Exhibits
    • 2015 to  2015 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Lecture Exhibition Committee
    • 2015 to  2015 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture, Search Committee for the Director of the School of Architecture
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Member
      University of Arkansas English as Second Language Committee
    • 2010 to  2012 Committee Chair
      Univesity of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, First Year Design Studio Committee
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Chair
      Univesity of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Curriculum Design Committee
    • 2008 to  2010 Committee Member
      University of Arkansas Student Honors, Awards, and Convocations Committee
    • 2007 to  2010 Committee Member
      University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Exhibition Committee
    • 2009 to  2009 Committee Member
      Univesity of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Faculty Search Committee
    • 2009 to  2009 Committee Member
      Univesity of Arkansas Fay jones School of Architecture, Graduate Committee
    • 2008 to  2009 Committee Member
      University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Fay Jones Symposium Committee
    • 2008 to  2009 Committee Member
      Univesity of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Curruculum Committee
    • 2008 to  2009 Committee Member
      Univesity of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Design Committee
    • 2005 to  2005 Committee Member
      Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture, Speakers Committee
    • 2005 to  2005 Committee Member
      Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture, Undergraduate Curriculum Development Committee
    • 2004 to  2004 Committee Member
      Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture, Faculty Search Committee
    • 2004 to  2004 Committee Member
      Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture, Publications Committee
    • 2000 to  2002 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech University Undergraduate Honor System Panel
    • 2000 to  2001 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Arts and Architecture Library Committee
    • 1998 to  1999 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech University Committee for Academic Support
    • 1996 to  1999 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech University Department of Architecture Faculty Honorifics Committee
    • 1997 to  1998 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech University Department of Architecture Speakers Committee
    • 1996 to  1998 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech College of of Architecture and Urban Studies, Patrick and Nancy Lathrop Professorship Committee
    • 1996 to  1998 Committee Member
      Virginia Tech University Athletics Committee

Service to the Profession

    • Past to  Aug 2018
      Juror (Dallas, TX, United States)
      AIA Dallas-Latinos in Architecture, Enlaces Competition
    • 2014 to  2015
      Board of Advisors (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
      City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College, Architecture and Cad Technology
    • 2005 to  2005
      Member (Stockholm, Sweden)
      Forum Magazine, Scandinavian Forum Prize Jury 2005
    • 1996 to  2000
      Editorial Review Board Member (Helsinki, Finland)
      Arkkitehti-Finnish Architectural Review
    • Past to  1992
      Juror (Iisalmi, Finland)
      National Competition for Iisalmi Housing Area

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2017
    • 2017
      Local
      Perfectly Imperfect, Imperfectly Perfect -Martin Price
      University of Texas at Arlington, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, Arlington, TX, United States
      Pia Mariaana Sarpaneva
  • 2016
    • 2016
      International
      Croquis -Los Dibujos de Carlos Mijares
      Jardin Casa Luis Barragan, Mexico City, Mexico
      Pia Mariaana Sarpaneva

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

  • 1998
    • Graphic Design
      • 1998
        Paul Hill Chorale Concert Poster and Invitation Card
        Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington DC
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 1997
    • Graphic Design
      • 1997
        Finnish Embassy Public Relations Brochure
        50 000 edition, Finnish Embassy, Washington DC, United States
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 1996
    • Graphic Design
      • 1996
        CAUS Calendar
        Virginia Tech University College of Architecture and Urban Studies
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]