Our experts

We employ more than 40 experts who represent a broad spectrum of different fields of expertise; acoustics, audiovisual design, space design, environmental sciences and performance technology.

In our company, broad experience, technical know-how and project management are linked with education, research and work experience covering various fields. We have an excellent understanding of the requirements of different buildings and spaces, and our design work is always user-focused.




Jukka Ahonen

Jukka Ahonen

Team Leader, Quality Manager
Ph.D. (Tech.), FISE V+ (acoustics)
Building and room acoustics

Tel. +358 44 333 0233
jukka.ahonen@akukon.com

"I will finish what I’ve started, one way or another."

Jukka has worked for Akukon since 2011. He is particularly interested in the acoustics of performance facilities and concert halls. Previously, he worked with analysing the behaviour of sound in a given space. At Akukon, Jukka works as a consultant and a team leader in building and room acoustics. He also works as the company’s quality manager.

In 2005–2011, Jukka worked as a researcher at the Helsinki University of Technology in the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics and in the Fraunhofer IIS Institute in Germany, best known as the developer of mp3 players. The topic of his research was recording and playback techniques related to spatial audio, and he also completed his Ph.D. on the subject in March 2013.

Jukka has also worked as a musician. He graduated from the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory, majoring in the saxophone in 2004.

Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Acoustics, Measurements, Finland

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Juhani Ahvenvaara

Juhani Ahvenvaara

Associate
Sound technician
Acoustics and AV systems

Tel. +358 400 686 941
juhani.ahvenvaara@akukon.com

”For the love of work”

Juhani is a sound technician who is known as ”the decibel man” by his friends. Audio systems sparked his interest as a young man working in an organ factory and playing the organ as a hobby.

Juhani has designed, installed and adjusted different audio systems – as a part of a team as well as independently. He has worked on 150 churches, parish rooms and chapels; including, amongst others, the cathedrals in Turku, Tampere and Oulu.

Juhani takes on new challenges with passion and he has a holistic approach to work: His main goal is to build audio systems that fulfil both technical requirements and acoustic and interior requirements. His workmanship is guaranteed by SFS standards.

In his free time the decibel man transforms into a fisherman. In his future travels he wishes to catch bigger and bigger salmons in river Tornio.

Acoustics, Vaasa, Finland

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Hassan Al-Ramadani

Hassan Al-Ramadani

Acoustical Designer, B.Sc. (Arch.)

Tel. +358 40 913 8700
hassan.alramadani@akukon.com

"I am originally from Iraq and I have a Bachelor degree in architectural engineering from Mosul University."

Hassan is working as an acoustic designer in the acoustics team, dealing mainly with 3D modelling and doing calculations. He's also a helping hand in the Middle East's international projects.

"I just liked working with acoustics after a trainee period in Akukon shortly after coming to Finland late 2015. My general aim is to combine between architecture and acoustics so the space would look and sound good."

According to his colleague Hassan is a lively guy you can rely on and who gets the job done for sure.

Hassan likes to read, walk, watch movies and swim. Occasionally during wintertime he has been bathing in finnish sauna. "Going to sauna and jumping into the chilling lake is one of the best experiences I have ever had."

Motto: "Do good and good will come to you."

Helsinki, Acoustics, Finland

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Jyrki Annala

Jyrki Annala

Acoustical designer, B. Eng.


Tel. +358 50 338 8909
jyrki.annala@akukon.com

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Eva Arvelo

Eva Arvelo

Office Assistant
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Tel. +358 10 320 0700
eva.arvelo@akukon.com

"I get easily excited."

At Akukon, Eva is the person who keeps the office from falling apart. It takes a special person to look after the multilingual staff. In addition to English, Swedish, French, German and Italian, Eva also speaks a little Norwegian and Danish. She has no trouble working in the linguistic mishmash of the consultants.

Eva has studied translation and interpretation, among other things. Therefore, her linguistic abilities come in handy when proofreading tenders and reports. In her spare time, Eva plunges into Swedish crime fiction. She loves Italian culture, and could not imagine a summer without pesäpallo, the Finnish version of baseball.

Helsinki, Administration, Finland

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Benoît Gouatarbès

Benoît Gouatarbès

Team Leader, Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE AA
Noise, Occupational health and safety

Tel. +358 50 350 5994
benoit.gouatarbes@akukon.com

"You should always aim for perfection. There is plenty of room for everyone since no one has ever managed to get there yet."

Beni, originally from France, works at Akukon as the specialist and team leader in noise control. He is fascinated by the concrete nature of noise.

Before Akukon, he worked as a researcher in the Technical University’s Acoustics laboratory. There he found out that he did not want to continue in research, but wanted to do more practical work and consultancy. He has worked for Akukon since 2001.

Beni has always been into sports. In his spare time, he can often be found on the badminton court or jogging.

Helsinki, Partner, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Finland

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Anni Haataja

Anni Haataja

Acoustical Consultant
B.Sc. (Tech.), FISE A
Measurements, Room and building acoustics

Tel. +358 45 672 2907
anni.haataja@akukon.com

"I like to do a bit of everything."

Anni is a construction engineer and has worked at Akukon’s office in Oulu since 2010.

Anni was intrigued by room acoustics already as a student when she focused on building and room acoustics. Anni is fascinated by the multifaceted nature of acoustics; it is related to comfort at work, safety, art and technology.

In her spare time she also gets up to ”a bit of everything”. Music and exercise are important to her; she sings, plays the harmonica, runs and does cross-country skiing and astanga yoga. Her hiking hobby also gets her wondering the forests in both summer and winter.

Oulu, Acoustics, Measurements, Finland

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May (Mourad) Hanna

May (Mourad) Hanna

Manager Akukon Middle East Ltd, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Room and building acoustics

Tel. +972 52 624 8693
may.hanna@akukon.com

"Live and let live, and let the baker do the baking"

May works as an Interior and Acoustic Designer for Akukon and focuses mainly on room and building acoustics. She is the co-ordinator with the Jerusalem office and the acoustics consultant for Akukon's international projects in the Middle East.

May has a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from Politecnico di Milano and a Master's degree in Applied Acoustics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. After an interesting course in Sound Design, May knew she wanted to do something with architectural acoustics because it combines her interest for both architecture and sound, and music in particular. She knew she'd made the right career choice after an internship at Akukon.

In her free time May likes to draw and paint but mostly make music. She writes and composes her own songs and plays the piano. May has been taking music and theater classes since she was a child and believes that this has had a great impact on why she loves to spend time with people who share the same interests.

Performance facilities, Acoustics, Audio and video production, Jerusalem, Global, Middle East, Contact person

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Mika Hanski

Mika Hanski

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Noise, occupational health and safety, audiolaboratory

Tel. +358 44 997 9595
mika.hanski@akukon.com

"Stern but not serious."

Mika started working for Akukon as a noise and vibration specialist in August 2012. He holds a Master of Science in Technology, acquired from the Helsinki University of Technology’s Department of Acoustics, like many of his colleagues at Akukon. Originally, his musical ambitions lured him into studying acoustics.

Before joining Akukon, Mika has worked with, for instance, measurements and requirements for to the sound quality of mobile devices as well as the development of acoustic components.

Mika also dedicates his free time to sounds. You can find him fiddling with the bass guitar or at a shooting range, but when it is time for silence, he goes golfing or jogging. His hobbies also include developing and building speakers.

Helsinki, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Noise and vibration exposure, Audio laboratories, Measurements, Finland

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Janne Hautsalo

Janne Hautsalo

Senior Consultant
M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE PV (acoustics)
Room and building acoustics

Tel. +358 50 367 4864
janne.hautsalo@akukon.com

"It is up to your organisational skills how things go."

Janne is an acoustical consultant at Akukon and studies singing at the Sibelius Academy. He emphasises that singing supports the work of an acoustician. Working with musicians in different facilities enables him to keep in touch with the practical side of acoustics. Practical observations can then be used in designing.

Janne has worked at Akukon since 2005 focusing on room and building acoustics. His job description includes the acoustics of public premises, educational facilities and offices.

What little free time he has he spends jogging or at the gym.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Finland

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Tapio Ilomäki

Tapio Ilomäki

Project Manager, M.A. (Lighting and sound designer), AMIoTC
Theatre technology, lighting and sound systems, audiovisual systems

Tel. +358 400 939 088
tapio.ilomaki@akukon.com

"Freedom, equality, brotherhood."

Tapio has been closely involved with theatre since his childhood. He was drawn to acting but in the end became a lighting and sound designer. He has worked as a lighting and sound designer in various theatre and musical productions both live and recorded and, for instance, as a lighting designer at Tampere Hall and a sound designer at Helsinki City Theatre.

Tapio started working at Akukon in 2004. Tapio is most enthusiastic about system design in theatres and other audiovisual performance facilities. His aim is to design comprehensive solutions that serve equally well the users of the technology, the audience, the actors and the musicians.

Not surprisingly, his free time is mostly consumed by theatre!

Helsinki, Partner, Performance facilities, Audiovisual design, Finland

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Mikko Joenpolvi

Mikko Joenpolvi

Associate
Mikon Ääni ja Akustiikka
Designer
Sound systems, room acoustics

Tel. +358 50 534 4611
mikko.joenpolvi@akukon.com

"We get things done but never forget to relax."

Mikko’s road to audio and acoustical designing started from mixing for bands and learning things the hard way. He has been responsible for the sound of the band Sir Elwoodin hiljaiset värit since the late 80s, both on their recordings and in their live shows.

He has also worked as a sound manager at the Savoy theatre in Helsinki for over 20 years. Broad experience from behind the mixing table has provided Mikko with a firm knowledge of audio and acoustical designing in studios and concert halls.

He concentrates on sound systems and acoustics in small spaces. Mikko has designed sound systems mostly for churches.

Helsinki, Associate, Performance facilities, Audiovisual design, Audio and video production, Finland

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Gerda Kaasik

Gerda Kaasik

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Room acoustics

Tel. +372 661 6900, mob. +372 56 848 999
gerda.kaasik@akukon.com

Gerda's tasks include the design of room acoustics of various facilities from the simpliest classrooms to concert halls and studios; in addition she takes care of building acoustics in her projects. Gerda has graduated civil engineering as M.Sc. at the Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool).

Tallinn, Performance facilities, Acoustics, Estonia

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Jaakko Kestilä

Jaakko Kestilä

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Acoustics, AV systems

Puh. +358 50 462 2416
jaakko.kestila@akukon.com

”I enjoy creative problem-solving.”

Jaakko has worked at Akukon since the autumn of 2014. He concentrates on noise control but also participates in audiovisual projects. He studied Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing at Helsinki University of Technology.

In his work, Jaakko especially enjoys situations in which he has to work at the limits of his knowledge. He is happy to be working with the best professionals in Finland and constantly learns a great deal from them.

This ‘musical man’ has always wanted to work in acoustics. In his spare time he makes music either alone or in different groups – his beloved hobby has stayed with him from the early age of eight.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Audiovisual design, Finland

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Liisa Kilpilehto

Liisa Kilpilehto

Acoustical consultant, M.Eng.
Noise, occupational health and safety

Tel. +358 40 827 2532
liisa.kilpilehto@akukon.com

"Every experience you encounter is there to be learned from."

Yearning for adventure, she wound up studying at Southampton’s famed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and graduated in 2010. She ended up at Akukon when she was looking for an internship in Finland in 2009. Before that, she worked at places such as Nokia, where she tested phone speakers.

Liisa feels right at home working as an acoustician. She wants to participate in creating environments that are comfortable for everyone. In her free time, she studies classical singing at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music.

 

Helsinki, Acoustics, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Noise and vibration exposure, Finland

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Justas Kundrotas

Justas Kundrotas

UAB Akukon Lietuva
Acoustic Designer B.Sc. (Arch.)
Akukon Lietuva UAB

Tel. +370 676 44278
justas.kundrotas@akukon.com

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Tarja Lahti

Tarja Lahti

Consultant, B.Sc. (Tech.)
Room and building acoustics

Tel. +358 50 361 1420
tarja.lahti@akukon.com

"Music is my passion."

Her passion for music lead Tarja to her dream job as an acoustician. She started at Akukon in 1997 as a room and building acoustics designer.

Her work includes the design of room and building acoustics of different educational facilities, day care centres as well as individual auditoriums and lecture halls. It is important to her that people can study and work in a pleasant, healthy and functional environment.

The majority of Tarja’s free time is spent in the ranks of a choir from Espoo, called Murtosointu. When she wants to relax, she reads English literature.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Finland

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Ingrid Leemet

Ingrid Leemet

Consultant, M.Sc.
Environmental noise

Tel. +372 56 882 633
ingrid.leemet@akukon.com

Ingrid started at Akukon in the spring of 2006. Her main responsibilities are related to environmental noise issues on various scales – from the simplest traffic noise calculations to large-scale noise mapping. Ingrid has a Master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Tallinn.

Tallinn, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Estonia

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Ari Lepoluoto

Ari Lepoluoto

Managing Director
Lic.Phil. (Lighting and sound design)
B.Sc. (Tech.)

Tel. +358 10 3200 700 (switchboard)
ari.lepoluoto@akukon.com

"Technology and art are very compatible."

As young Ari found it hard to choose between a career in engineering and music, so he chose to combine the two.Working as a project manager and a trainer in the fields of audiovisual information and communications technology has given him a broad perspective into audiovisual technology and content.

Ari started at Akukon as a consultant in 2005, and he has led the audivisual team since 2010. In November 2012 he became the managing director of the company. Currently Ari’s role is mainly launching the  in projects is usually in launching the projects and optimising design and acquisition processes. In Akukon his work focuses on leadership and business development.

Ari studied information systems engineering and research. His Licentiate Thesis Valo- ja äänityö taiteen ja teknologian vuorovaikutuksessa (Light and sound work in the interaction of art and technology) focuses on future studies. He spends his free time acquiring and expanding his knowledge and also confesses to being a large-scale consumer of music.

Helsinki, Partner, Performance facilities, Audiovisual design, Administration, Finland, Contact person

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Oskar Lindfors

Oskar Lindfors

Team Leader, Consultant
M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE V+ (acoustics)
Room and building acoustics

Tel. +358 50 544 5876
oskar.lindfors@akukon.com

"I enjoy solving problems."

Oskar, who has worked at Akukon since 2005, is specialised in acoustical measurements in concert halls. It also served as the topic of his master’s thesis in 2010.

He has also developed measuring equipment and methods, such as sound sources and microphone systems. He is particularly interested in floating floors and other special structures in building acoustics.

In his spare time, he builds speakers and hosts a weekly radio show on the national airwaves of Yle Extrem, called Musikrepubliken. The skill of boat building, inherited from his grandfather, also takes up a lot of his free time.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Measurements, Finland

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Mónica Loría

Mónica Loría

Junior Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Building and room acoustics, A/V systems

Tel. +506 8708 8850
monica.loria@akukon.com

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Tapani Manninen

Tapani Manninen

Akukon Oy AV-Sector
Audiovisual Designer

Tel. +358 40 837 0710
tapani.manninen@akukon.com

"Copy-paste does not work in this job."

Tapani joined Akukon in 2013, when AV-Sector was merged with Akukon. He still continues with work inherited from AV-Sector design work, which he has been familiar with since the beginning of 2000. He has been in the audiovisual industry since the late 80s.

Tapani’s free time is spent between building projects, gardening, exercise and reading.

Jyväskylä, Audiovisual design, Finland

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Timo Markula

Timo Markula

Senior Consultant
M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE V+ (acoustics)
Noise, vibration and groundborne noise

Tel. +358 50 303 2404
timo.markula@akukon.com

"I like what I do."

Akukon’s projects in noise control have kept Timo busy since 2005. Noise control is a multifaceted field of work that really makes a difference to people and the environment.

For Timo, the surroundings where the noise and vibration projects take place are an exciting bonus, as work might take him to the roof tops of power plants, standing next to a firing artillery line, driving his own metro train, or simply being hoisted up several metres with a crane.

Looking after his children takes up most of his free time, but occasionally he can be spotted orienteering in the middle of a forest, hanging out at a rock gig, or skating around a hockey rink.

Turku, Partner, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Noise and vibration exposure, Finland

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Henrik Möller

Henrik Möller

Leading Consultant, Chairman of the Board of Directors
M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE PV (acoustics)
Room and building acoustics, performance facilities

Tel. +358 500 708 263
henrik.moller@akukon.com

"Life has to be fun."

Henrik founded Akukon with Tapio Lahti in 1994. Henrik has broad experience in many different sectors but room and building acoustics is his speciality. At Akukon, he is responsible for international projects.

He graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology with a Master’s degree in 1991 and has also studied lighting and sound design in the Theatre Academy Helsinki. Henrik has also carried out extensive research on the concert halls built in Finland during the 80’s and the 90’s.

Music and sound follow Henrik even into his spare time. He can be spotted at the theatre Klockriketeatern, where he occasionally works as a sound technician. He is a happy amateur musician, whose musical style ranges from polka to heavy rock.

Helsinki, Partner, Performance facilities, Acoustics, Jerusalem, Finland, Global, Contact person

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Nella Näveri

Nella Näveri

Consultant
M.Sc. (Arch), B.Sc. (physics), FISE T (acoustics)
Building and room acoustics

Tel. +358 50 351 3815
nella.naveri@akukon.com

"I never get bored!"

Nella has a diverse background in studying – she has a degree in teaching mathematics and physics as well as one in classical singing. Currently, Nella studies architecture.

She is particularly interested in the acoustics and architecture in music venues. In architecture, Nella thinks it is important to find solutions that ensure the well-being of future generations as well. Therefore, she wants to study wood construction further. She has worked for Akukon since 2009 alongside her studies.

If she ever has free time left, she goes dancing or pores over a book.

Helsinki, Performance facilities, Acoustics, Finland

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Timo Peltonen

Timo Peltonen

Technical Director, Senior Consultant
M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE PV (acoustics)
Noise, vibration and groundborne noise, audio laboratory

Tel. +358 50 584 9814
timo.peltonen@akukon.com

"I try to make myself redundant."

Technology and music have interested Timo from an early age, a combination which led him to the field of acoustics. Timo, who is called the Gyro Gearloose of Akukon, started at the company in 1997. In his career, he has acquired vast knowledge regarding building, room and hall acoustics, environmental noise, vibration and ground-borne noise.

Timo’s specialities are measurement technology, ground-borne noise and vibration technology. For his master’s thesis in 2000, he developed a system for measuring hall acoustics, which is still being used at Akukon in the analysis of concert hall measurements.

Currently, Timo concentrates on vibration and ground-borne noise projects and works as the head of the noise department. He spends his free time with photography and music.

Helsinki, Partner, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Audio laboratories, Measurements, Finland

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Henri Penttinen

Henri Penttinen

Consultant, Ph.D. (Tech.)
Noise, Vibration and groundborn noise

Tel. +358 50 3258309
henri.penttinen@akukon.com

"Good acoustics is of good quality of life and it belongs to everyone."

In his work Henri produces noise reduction solutions. He is also consulting in vibration and acoustics. Modelling and measurements in ground borne noise and vibration is his area too.

Henri began his studies at Otaniemi University of Technology in the year 2002, made a doctoral thesis on instrument acoustics in 2006 and continued to study at Stanford University in California. Most of his works dealt with drums and a traditional finnish kantele.

Music has always been close to Henri's heart. He was setting up the world's first mobile phone band called Helsinki Mobile Phone Orchestra. Today Henri composes songs with guitar and computer, and every now and then takes the opportunity to perform children's music at day-care centers.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Finland

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Arturs Perkons

Arturs Perkons

Senior acoustic consultant, M.Sc (Tech)
SIA Akukon Buvakustika
Tel +37129407029
arturs.perkons@akukon.com

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Rimtautas Piskarskas

Rimtautas Piskarskas

Acoustic Designer, PhD (Tech)
Akukon Lietuva
+370 686 14892
rimtautas.piskarskas@akukon.com

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Toni Poikonen

Toni Poikonen

Design Engineer, M.Sc. (Tech.)
AV design

Tel. +358 50 526 7666
toni.poikonen@akukon.com

”I like to be able to concentrate on things properly.”

Toni graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2005, majoring in mechatronics with a minor in acoustics. He worked in international projects a little over three years before joining Akukon in December 2009.

At Akukon, Toni mainly works with audiovisual design. He is also interested in noise control as well as vibration and ground-borne noise surveys. He spends his free time on music. He plays the guitar in a band and records and produces their records.

Helsinki, Performance facilities, Audiovisual design, Audio and video production, Finland

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Mira Pykälistö

Mira Pykälistö

Specialist, B.A.
BIM management, CAD support
Noise, environmental noise

Tel. +358 40 588 3814
mira.pykalisto@akukon.com

”If you are a small tree on a windy hill, be the best small tree you can be on that very spot.”

Mira is involved in most of the projects in the audiovisual department, but mainly concentrates on placing, cabling and system design in performance technology. She also coordinates performance technology designs with other design sectors.

She has training in both construction and lighting design. Mira is also the CAD and BIM (information modelling) specialist at Akukon. She has worked at Akukon’s office in Tampere since 2007.

Mira loves travelling and could not live without it. Another hobby, or rather a lifestyle, is taking care of her balcony garden.

Tampere, Performance facilities, Audiovisual design, Finland

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Sami Reina

Sami Reina

Akukon Oy Av-Sector
Audiovisual Designer, B.Sc. (Tech.)

Tel. +358 40 837 0730
sami.reina@akukon.com

”I’m very critical of myself.”

Sami initially graduated as an office equipment fitter and drifted into audiovisual design by accident. Like many of his peers, he is largely self-taught. Later he has also studied information technology focused on electronics.

Sami started as an electronics fitter in the late 80s. In those days, he also started programming and application development of audiovisual control systems. Thus, he is specialised in control systems and digital technology.

In his spare time, Sami often heads for the countryside, where forestry keeps him busy. Once a summer he has to head for a fishing trip “to the middle of nowhere” in Northern Norway.

Jyväskylä, Audiovisual design, Finland

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Mikko Roininen

Mikko Roininen

Mikko Roininen
Junior Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Building and room acoustics

Tel. +358 50 3200 233
mikko.roininen@akukon.com

Mikko is studying civil engineering at Tampere University of Technology and he got interested in acoustics on a compulsory course and later through his Bachelor’s thesis. Currently he is working on Master’s thesis and looking to graduate autumn 2017.

Mikko is very familiar with building and room acoustics.

"I mainly work on building acoustics design and do acoustics measurements. Occasionally I also do traffic and equipment noise measurements and design. Most of my time is used for writing my thesis at the moment. Through the work on my thesis I have learned a lot about sound insulation in timber construction."

Helsinki, Tampere, Acoustics, Measurements, Finland

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Anssi Ruusuvuori

Anssi Ruusuvuori

Senior Consultant
M.Sc. (Arch.), FISE PV (acoustics)
Room and building acoustics, recording studios and control rooms

Tel. +358 50 520 8057
anssi.ruusuvuori@akukon.com

”Life is learning.”

Playing the guitar and making music is what first led Anssi to acoustics. He wanted to improve the musical experience by influencing recording and performance facilities. When his one-man acoustics company was merged with Akukon in 1995 he became one of the owners of Akukon.

Anssi still enjoys designing the acoustics of studios and music halls, but his work experience spans from hospitals to prisons.

Much of his spare time is taken up with Finnish knives, called “puukko”. In 2002, he won the championship in puukko-making, and in 2010, he wrote a book about the subject and was nominated for the Tieto-Finlandia Award. He is also in charge of karate training at Turku’s Budokwai.

Turku, Partner, Performance facilities, Acoustics, Audio and video production, Finland

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Marko Ründva

Marko Ründva

Manager, Akukon Oy Estonian branch
Senior Consultant, B.Sc. (Tech.)
Building acoustics, room acoustics, environmental noise

Tel. +372 661 6902, mob. +372 56 484 345
marko.ryndva@akukon.com

Marko has worked at Akukon since 2003 and became the director of Akukon’s operations in Estonia in 2004. Marko has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool), and he has also acquired experience in construction project monitoring and management.

Marko is responsible for project management in Estonia and the Baltics. He is specialised in building acoustics, but is also involved in projects related to room acoustics and environmental noise.

Marko is the Estonian representative of COST Action TU0901: Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions.

Tallinn, Partner, Acoustics, Measurements, Estonia, Contact person

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Issa Sacaan

Issa Sacaan

Audio Engineer
Akukon Middle East Ltd

tel +972 599 840 833
issa.sacaan@akukon.com

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Olli Salmensaari

Olli Salmensaari

Senior Consultant
M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE PV (acoustics)
Room and building acoustics

Tel. +358 50 491 4840
olli.salmensaari@akukon.com

”I want to touch people’s feelings.”

Olli’s mission in acoustics is to improve people’s quality of life and offer them positive experiences. Before his move to Akukon in 2005, Olli worked for 15 years at Finland’s national broadcasting company, Yleisradio, as a project engineer, head of audio technology and an acoustic technology expert.

Olli has participated in various kinds of acoustic projects instead of concentrating on one specific project type. He has worked on schools, studios, churches and offices. However, one project towers over the rest; Helsinki Music Centre kept him busy for six whole years.

Olli is largely involved with music in his spare time. Apart from being an enthusiastic choir member, he has played a number of instruments, such as the violin, the trumpet and the guitar. His musical side is balanced with skiing during the winter and sailing for travel and competitions in the summer.

Helsinki, Partner, Acoustics, Finland

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Juha Storm

Juha Storm

Audiovisual Designer
M.A. (Lighting and sound designer)
Lighting, sound and audiovisual design

Tel. +358 50 300 0320
juha.storm@akukon.com

”I keep art and technology in balance.”

First Juha studied acoustics and sound processing at the Helsinki University of Technology, and in 2005, he graduated from the Theatre Academy of Finland with a Master’s degree from the Department of Lighting and Sound Design.

Juha has worked at the audiovisual department at Akukon since 2009. It is important to Juha that audiovisual design is in accordance the terms and demands of the common people. He has experience particularly in the audiovisual systems related to performing arts and educational facilities.

Arts and technology are also balanced in his spare time. Evenings are spent playing the guitar and the saxophone, when he is not building speakers and other electronic gizmos, that is.

Helsinki, Performance facilities, Audiovisual design, Finland

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Sari Taskinen

Sari Taskinen

Administrative Manager
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Tel. +358 10 320 0700 (switchboard)
sari.taskinen@akukon.com

”Precision is my vice.”

Indeed, precision is a useful trait in her work because she is responsible for maintaining Akukon’s general ledger. She has studied financial management at the Institute of Marketing.

Sari has worked at Akukon since almost the beginning. As Akukon has grown, her job description has also expanded. She has witnessed how a small three-person company has grown to its present size.

Helsinki, Partner, Administration, Finland

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Sakari Tervo

Sakari Tervo

Acoustics Consultant, D.Sc.(Tech.)
Acoustics, Noise, Ground-borne noise and vibration

Puh. +358 50 514 5264
sakari.tervo@akukon.com

”All models are wrong, but some are useful.” (George Box)

Sakari Tervo has Strong backgroung in scientific research and signal processing.

Dr. Tervo worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science, from where he graduated in 2012 as D.Sc. The topic of his research focused on the objective room acoustic measures.   He has been also working in the Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology from where he also graduated as a Master of Science majoring in Audio Signal Processing in 2006. After his master's studies he worked as a visitor in the Digital Signal Processing Group of Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and after that as an engineer at Nokia, Devices R&D, Tampere, Finland. In Spring 2010, he was visiting in the Department of Electronics of the University of York, United Kingdom.

He joined Akukon in Jan. 2017.

Sakari Tervo is familiar with calibration laboratory and vibration and structure borne noise measurement and analysis.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Finland

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Edmundas Zizys

Edmundas Zizys

Manager Akukon Lithuania
M.Sc. (Eng)

Tel. +370 699 23661
edmundas.zizys@akukon.com

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Dmitri Ti¨ko

Dmitri Ti¨ko

Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Building acoustics, vibration and noise control

Tel. +372 661 6903, mob. +372 56 481 431
dmitri.tishko@akukon.com

Dmitri joined Akukon at the beginning of 2007. His job description includes matters related to building acoustics in various projects in residential and public buildings, schools and so on.

He also carries out various acoustic measurements. When necessary, he takes care of matters related to noise control and vibration technology in HVAC systems. Dmitri has a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the Estonian University of Life Sciences (2009).

Tallinn, Acoustics, Measurements, Estonia

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Julia Turku

Julia Turku

Consultant and Project Manager, M.Sc. (Tech)
Room and building acoustics


Puh. +358 50 486 0005
julia.turku@akukon.com

"The most important thing is to never quit asking." (A. Einstein)

Julia has previously worked at Aalto University and the Nokia Research Center in the field of audio-visual research, especially with regard to earphones, headphones and audio coding. At Aalto, she worked also in curricular planning, got inspired by applying user-centered design and service design in her work, and is now applying those in her work at Akukon.

Julia wants to improve the world with streamlined processes and enjoyable user experience. So her motto is "poor usability becomes costly".

According to her colleagues, Julia is a cheerful morning person. In her spare time she plays the bass and the trombone as well as takes part in orienteering.

Helsinki, Acoustics, Finland

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Jussi Vartio

Jussi Vartio

AV and acoustical designer, B.Sc. (Tech.)

Puh. +358 44 345 6133
jussi.vartio@akukon.com

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Sara Vehviläinen

Sara Vehviläinen

Designer, B.A., FISE A
Interior design, acoustics, visualisation

Sara is on maternity leave until 19.1.2018

Tel. +358 40 846 2616
sara.vehvilainen@akukon.com

”It’s important to people to be able to express themselves and be creative.”

In her work, Sara gets to incorporate her skills as a designer in acoustics. This offers interesting and functional extra value to Akukon’s acoustic design work. Sara prefers designing performance facilities and studios. She can bring something extra to her work due to her strong background in music.

According to her, customers have been pleased when they have received not only the acoustic solution but also visually and ergonomically functional facilities. Her knowledge with spatial and furniture design also facilitates the cooperation with architects and interior designers.

Sara’s evenings and weekends are taken up with amateur theatre productions, playing the piano, signing in her band and composing music.

Helsinki, Performance facilities, Acoustics, Audio and video production, Finland

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Jukka Vesterinen

Jukka Vesterinen

Measurement Technician

Puh. +358 40 582 4919
jukka.vesterinen@akukon.com

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Lauri Vikström

Lauri Vikström

Consultant, B.Sc. (Tech.)
Building and room acoustics design, construction monitoring, measurements

Tel. +358 50 402 3771
lauri.vikstrom@akukon.com

”I love music and everything visual!”

Lauri has a basic education in electronics, and he has graduated as a construction engineer. He has also studied construction technology at Turku University of Applied Sciences. Lauri joined Akukon in 2009 and does mainly building and room acoustic designing, construction site monitoring and measurements.

Lauri has very active hobbies, such as dancing, jogging and going to the gym. He also enjoys building wooden furniture.

Turku, Acoustics, Measurements, Finland

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Maris Vohta

Maris Vohta

Junior Consultant, B.Sc.
Environmental noise

Tel. +372 6616 900
maris.vohta@akukon.com

“Do what you love!”

Maris joined Akukon straight out of school in 2011. Having studied environmental sciences at the university, environmental noise was a logical lead to follow professionally. In her work, she has learned about noise measurements, aircraft noise mapping and measurement result analysis.

It is important to her to participate in projects that improve people’s living conditions and to spend her free time on things that give her joy.

Tallinn, Noise, ground-borne noise and vibration, Estonia

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Janne Auvinen

Janne Auvinen

Associate
Theatre Consultant
M.A. (Lighting and sound designer)
Functional design of performance facilities

"I’m not afraid to admit it if I don’t know something."

Between 2004 and 2010, Janne was working full-time at Akukon as the functionality designer of performance facilities. Currently, he works as the event manager at the cultural centre Logomo in Turku but still takes on freelance design jobs for Akukon.

Janne lives and breathes theatre. He has worked in almost all Finnish theatres as well as in some theatres abroad as a lighting and sound designer.

Janne is lead by a strong ideology in his design. Every detail in his work has to serve a purpose, either in the present or in the future. Functionality is the alpha and omega, and the content always dictates the need.

Associate

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Mats Backholm

Mats Backholm

Associate
Vibkon Oy
Specialist, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Mats’ company Vibkon is an engineering consultancy specialised in vibration, collaborating with Akukon since the beginning of the millennium.

Mats’ specialities are vibration in industrial machines and structures as well as ground-borne noise caused by railway traffic. He loves challenges also in his spare time. And the holy trinity of his boat, summer cottage and one-family house provides plenty of those.

Associate, Finland

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Tapio Lahti

Tapio Lahti

Associate
TL akustiikka Oy
Specialist, Ph.D. (Tech.)
Environmental noise, noise control

Tapio’s career as an acoustician began as a researcher at VTT, The Technical Research Centre of Finland. After nearly a decade in research he jumped over to a completely new branch: consultancy and solving technical problems in practice.

For the first five years, he worked in the Finnish Acoustics Centre Ltd. before co-founding Akukon with Henrik Möller in 1994. In autumn 2010, Tapio started his own one-man company TL akustiikka, which still shares premises with Akukon.

His first ten years in Akukon were spent mainly on acoustical design of concert halls. Then the work spread to environmental noise surveys and noise mitigation plans in industrial locations, harbours, powerplants, firing ranges and infrastructure.

In addition to research and consulting, Tapio also teaches technical acoustics, acoustical measurements and audio technology at the Helsinki University of Technology and gives short courses on environmental noise and noise control.

Associate, Finland

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Timo Risku

Timo Risku

Associate
Akumek Oy
Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.)
Stage mechanics

Tel. +358 50 353 2543

”Quality over quantity.”

Timo’s one-man business, Akumek, is specialised in theatre technology consultancy. Timo has expertise in theatre mechanics, and lifting equipment - their safety in particular.

Akumek has been in close cooperation with Akukon since 2005. Timo is involved in projects that require theatre technology.

In his career, Timo has also designed lifts and worked in theatre technology for ten years. In his spare time, Timo relaxes with his hobby of organic farming.

Associate

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Janne Riionheimo

Janne Riionheimo

Associate, Riionheimo Acoustics Ltd
Consultant, M.Sc. (Tech.), FISE A
Building and room acoustics

Tel. +358 50 375 9421
janne.riionheimo@akukon.com

”I want to keep things as simple as possible.”

Janne runs his own recording studio called Studio Kekkonen as well as an acoustical consultant company Riionheimo Acoustics Ltd. Janne’s interest in construction, playing and recording music and creating soundscapes began at an early age.

He started his career in music production in the late 90’s by recording different bands. He continued in the new millennium with studies in acoustics at the Helsinki University of Technology and music technology at the Sibelius Academy.

Building his own studio proved a useful introduction to the secrets of acoustics and began his collaboration with Akukon. Since then, Janne has been involved in planning and building over fifty recording studios. At the beginning of 2011, his collaboration with Akukon developed further, and he is currently working mainly on Akukon’s projects.

Janne still keeps busy with music and recording. He is the keyboardist and one of the song writers in the band Vesterinen yhtyeineen. Janne also records and mixes a couple of albums every year.

Helsinki, Associate, Acoustics, Audio and video production, Finland

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Roy Westerholm

Roy Westerholm

Associate
Tiliareena Oy
Controller, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Tel. +358 10 3200 700 (switchboard)
roy.westerholm@akukon.com

”Accounting is fun!”

Roy runs his own accounting firm. He takes care of accounting and reporting for Akukon and balances the books. Roy is a fast learner, which is an important quality in his profession that requires constant studying.

Roy appreciates the freedom that comes with entrepreneurship. His flexible work hours give him the chance to enjoy his hobbies when he sees best. Roy likes to spend time at his cottage in Ukkohalla where he goes to ski. In the summer Roy travels by bike – both bicycle and motorbike.

Associate, Administration, Finland

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