I’m a strategic designer,

Julianna Nevari

My focus is on the strategic use of design in the context of Built Environment and Real Estate development. I established the design, consulting and coaching company coined Kompus Ltd. Kompus is your co-companion for collaborative and user-centred processes during and before building planning.

I feel passionately towards the strategic use of design and the various modes of user-centred and collaborative development. Read more from my soon to be published Master´s thesis “Collaboration matters – A retrospective of three user-centred building projects at Aalto University”.

+358 (0) 40 526 0198
julianna.nevari@kompus.fi

My Story

I believe that we can create stronger design solutions with the user-centered and collaborative design approach.

Furthermore, I believe that change always creates design opportunities that we should not miss. I feel passionately towards strategic co-design and transformation design and finding out the right problem for each challenge with the right methods and tools, of course, together with different stakeholders.

I have decided to dedicate my time to sensemaking in order to support change making. To do this, I  established the design, consulting and coaching company Kompus Ltd. During the last three years at Aalto University I have been focusing on two things:  1)  How to implement the agile, design way of thinking into the culture of organizations in order to make better decisions faster and based on the real needs and desires of the end-users? 2) How to combine strategic and service design thinking into architecture in order to make more future-ready and human-centred buildings? These are the themes I studied further in my Master thesis “Collaboration matters – A retrospective of three user-centred building projects at Aalto University”.

I am among the enthusiastic and talented people every day, which makes me certain that we have all the tools in our hands – we just need to find the right people to collaborate with and make positive change happen.

If you got interested, let´s get in touch and talk more!

My design approach

My background is in the field of interior architecture. However, I combine different fields of design into my thinking and doing in order to look the challenges and possibilities more holistically.
User-centered & Co-design100%
Strategic, systems & service design80%
Workplace & Learning environment development80%
Interior architecture50%

Julianna is very professional in the way she does her work. She has an ability to manage her time, ideate concepts, work with users and analyze information in an efficient way. 

Colleague

I would say that Julianna´s strengths are persistence and positive attitude!

Colleague

User-centredeness

Designing the end-user in mind is about understanding their perspective on the world.

Testing & Iterating

The culture of constant iterating and testing is the best way to take the project forward. Flexibility is the key.

Visual way of communicating

The ability to make complex problems, ideas and systems tangible is the base for all of my projects.

Experience and important events

Current
Founder and Head of operations at Kompus Ltd
CoCompanion | www.kompus.fi
SOON
Master´s thesis "Collaboration matters"
Collaboration matters - A retrospective of three user-centred building projects at Aalto University.
2017-2019
Master of Arts
Master´s programme in Collaborative and Industrial design, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University
2017-2019
Design & Workplace Consultant
TMI Julianna Nevari
2018
Publication "Koulusta oppimisen ympäristöksi"
Co-author in a guide about how to develop learning environments, published by the Finnish National Agency for Education (Click here to open the online store).
2015
Workplace Manager
A course by KIINKO Real Estate Education
2013-2017
Interior Architect and Workplace Consultant
KVA Architects Ltd
2009/2013
Interior Architect/assistant
Interior Architect Office Carola Rytsölä Oy
2012
Exchange in Italy
Politecnico di Milano, Facoltà del design
2009-2013
Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Designer, interior architect, Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts. Final work "The opening up of a classroom - Oivaltamo". (Read more in here).
2008-2009
Architectural draughtsman
Degree in building draughtsman, Rakennustekniikan Opisto, Helsinki

Collaboration matters

A retrospective of three user-centred building projects at Aalto University

The purpose of my Master´s thesis is to clarify how to involve the users and various design objectives considered throughout the planning process in architecture and building. This study revealed that a successful user-centred planning process calls for expertise in the strategic use of collaborative modes of working.

This publication will be placed into the collection of Aalto University publications as soon as it is officially accepted.  

Examples of my work

Many of the projects below were done while working at KVA Architects. Read more about the projects of Kompus at www.kompus.fi.
WORKPLACE / CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS

Kaupunkiympäristötalo (change management, participatory workplace development, concept and pilot) with the lead of Ritva Kokkola.

KVA ARCHITECTS / JKMM ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / CITY OF HELSINKI


HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management (concept and interior design) with the lead of Suvi Hirvonen.

KVA ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / HAUS


VTT, Bionova (a room program/concept) with the lead of Ritva Kokkola.

KVA ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / AALTO UNIVERSITY CAMPUS & REAL ESTATE / VTT


Finnish Immigration service  (a room program/concept) with the lead of Cecilia von Weymarn.

KVA ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICES


 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT / PEDAGOGICAL DEV. PROJECTS

Vision for the area with two buildings accompanied with pedagogical support for the school. Part of project planning phase. Kompus Oy. 

MUNICIPALITY OF INKOO


Valteri, Tervaväylä, unit of Merikartano (room program & concept)

KVA ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / VALTERI


The new comprehensive school of Virrat, with Marko Kuuskorpi (pedagogical dev. & learning env.concept)

CITY OF VIRRAT / SCHOOLS OF VIRRAT


Finnish-Russian school (participatory design process, room program/concept and pilot)

KVA ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / OPH / FRS


University of Arts, Academy of fine arts (room program and participatory design process) 

KVA ARCHITECTS / JKMM ARCHITECTS / LUJATALO OY / UNIARTS


Valteri, Mäntykangas school (room program & concept)

KVA ARCHITECTS / SENATE PROPERTIES / OPH / VALTERI


 

STRATEGIC CO- / SERVICE DESIGN PROJECTS

Family Centre -concept. Workplace design with service design tools. Kompus Oy. 

CITY OF KAARINA


Co-creation with the service design tools: The new model of the services for the family centre (LAPE), with Et May Oy

MUNICIPALITY OF TUUSULA


Design integration into the life of Aalto Startup Center (vision with roadmap)

AALTO STARTUP CENTER / AALTO UNIVERSITY


KYKY alumni & mentor program (Improving existing service with a new concept)

AALTO UNIVERSITY / CITY OF ESPOO 


OP Design method DNA -tool (concept and prototype)

AALTO UNIVERSITY / OP


Collective identity, the business school of Aalto University (part of the design team, role as a workplace consultant)

KUUDES HELSINKI / AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS & REAL ESTATE / BUSINESS SCHOOL


 

From school to a learning environment

Tools to develop learning environments

I have written and illustrated a book together with a principle and researcher Marko Kuuskorpi. The guide explains our approach to the learning environment development with emphasis on the early development of pedagogical visioning. The focus is on the cultural change together with the physical space development.

The book is published by the Finnish National Agency for Education. It is only in Finnish at the moment, we are looking for a publisher to make it in English.

My latest and upcoming

Lectures about design and development

Nohrcon

22.5.2019 OSLO

WHAT? A conference about future school and learning spaces. MY ROLE: How can learning spaces embrace holistic learning? Furthermore, how to develop a culture in order to create new ways of learning and teaching? How are modern schools in Finland designed? I will be representing the development in Finland in this Norwegian arena.

PROFESSIO

9.5.2019 TAMPERE

WHAT? EduBUILD, a conference about the development of properties. Starting with an idea that school is not just a building but a learning environment. The topics of the day are for example what school should be like in the future and how physical spaces support virtual learning environments. MY ROLE: The chairman of the event  – Read more about the day in here.

The city of Kaarina

8.3.2019 Kaarina

WHAT? The up-to-date-seminar of school design meant for the city´s decision makers, developers, designers and other key stakeholders. MY ROLE: Lecturer about the interior design next to an architectural planning and learning environment development. What should be taken into account and how the development should be done? Read more (only in Finnish).

FCG Consulting

7.10.2018 Vantaa

WHAT? Nova Schola -conference 2018. The theme of the conference is “From product to service” and the main topics are learning environments and the future & Spaces part of the organizational culture. MY ROLE: Co-lecturer with Marko Kuuskorpi about the future learning environments – challenge or a possibility for the school buildings?  Read more 

3L Education Oy & RAKLI ry

7.9.2018 Helsinki

WHAT? A seminar about the future of learning environments – flexible way of designing and building. MY ROLE: The ideal model of a learning environment development next to a construction process – From the common vision to the pedagogical planning and space concept. Read more 

Nohrcon

3.10.2018 Denmark

WHAT? A conference about the future school and learning spaces. MY ROLE: How can learning spaces embrace holistic learning? How to develop the culture in order to create new ways of learning and teaching?  And how are modern schools in Finland designed?  Read more.

Ecophon

8.5.2018 HELSINKI

WHAT? The good way to design learning spaces. MY ROLE: From school to a learning environment – tools for the learning environment development. Together with Marko Kuuskorpi.

InnoOmnia

27.10.2017 ESPOO

WHAT? InnoOmnia development of a space manual -workshop. MY ROLE: KeySpeaker, From school to a learning environment

 

FCG Consulting

11.5.2017 HELSINKI

WHAT? Nova Schola Finlandia III – A theme seminar of a peer network “Motivated learner and learning”. MY ROLE:  From school to a learning environment. 

Finnish National Agency for Education

4.5.2017 HELSINKI

WHAT? The festival of a learning landscape. MY ROLE: From school to a learning environment together with Marko Kuuskorpi.