I am a registered architect in the US since 1982, first as a licensed architect in the State of Washington, later in New York and Massachusetts. Since 1984 I have been a member of AIA (American Institute of Architects).
I received my architecture degree in 1973 from Helsinki University of Technology.After graduation I worked in Finland as project architect and designer for a teachers' college, middle/ high school projects, religious buildings and multi-family housing projects.
In 1979 I moved to the US and became involved in the design of medical facilities at the Seattle office of NBBJ. Here I was a member of the design team for the new VA-hospital in Seattle. Subsequently most of my work on hospital, clinics and research laboratories was with the firm of Russo+Sonder Architects in New York from 1982 to 1990. As an Associate at the firm I served as the lead designer for a number of medical facilities in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. My work at the firm included a clinic for McGuire Air Force base in New Jersey, the Navy Headquarters and Community Building on Staten Island in New York (later converted for different uses including a visitor center for the nearby historic site). My prime involvement at Russo+Sonder, however, was as the designer for new medical and laboratory buildings for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
After 1990 I was again involved designing medical facilities at NBBJ's Los Angeles office until I relocated to the Boston area in 1994, I taught architecture first at Wentworth Institute of Technology and later at Boston Architectural College and designed a few private residents and worked as a medical planning consultant. At the firm DHK I became involved with the design of transportation facilities including South Station subway station in Boston. At Ellenzweig Architects my role was as coordinator for a new laboratory building for Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
My wife Louise and I have one daughter Hannah, currently in graduate school. I am a past President of Finlandia Foundation, Boston and is currently a board member of The Scandinavian Charitable Society of Greater Boston/ Scandinavian Living and Cultural Center.
Stefan Ahlblad Architect