Niklas Sandås

1968 Born in Finland
1988-1997 Studies in Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
1988-1989 Works for several offices
1990-2000 Works for Heikkinen-Komonen architects
2000 Establishes Auer & Sandås architects in Helsinki
2002-2003 Teaches at Helsinki University of Technology, Building technology
2009 Teaches at Aalto University, Public building master studio
1997 2nd prize *, Museum and Cultural Centre in Helsingborg, open european competition, Sweden
1998 Purchase*, Turku Main Library, open european competition
2000 1st prize*, University of Oulu, annex for the School of Architecture, open competition
2002 Purchase *, Lohja Main Library, open european competition
  2003 Honorary mention**, Slussen Area in Stockholm, international invited competition, Sweden
2005 Purchase (finalist)*, Kotka Museum Centre, open european competition
2008 1st price*, Suurpelto Day-Care Center, open competition
2011 Honorary mention*, Hyvinkää housing fair community house / day-care center, open competition
2001 Finnish Foundation for the Visual Arts (USA)
2001 Architect Väinö Vähäkallio foundation scholarship, Helsinki University of Technology
2004 State scholarship for Artists
2009 State scholarship for Artists, trip to New York (exhibition, Playful New Finnish Design)
1998-2003 Architectural competitions, Finnish Museum of Architecture
1998 Biennial of Architecture, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 From Wood to Architecture – 9th Biennial of Architecture in Venice, Italy
2009 Playful - new Finnish Design, Meatpacking District Design Week 2009, Gansevoort Plaza, New York City, USA
2010 Finnish Architecture  08/09, Finnish Museum of Architecture
2012 New Nordic Architecture, Louisiana Museum of Modern art, Denmark
* collaboration : Claudia Auer, ** collaboration : Claudia Auer, Mikko Heikkinen, Markku Komonen