PES-Architects is one of the leading and most international architectural design firms in Finland. Professor, Architect Pekka Salminen, founded the company in 1968, giving the office over 50 years of continuous success, based on creative talent, hard work and commitment to finding outstanding solutions to complex projects. Our planned and built projects are significant and include such complex public buildings as theatres, airports and railway terminals, as well as university buildings, schools, sport facilities, retail developments, office buildings, housing developments and demanding refurbishment projects. Besides architectural design, our design activities also include interior design, urban planning, structural design and project management. We operate mainly in Finland and China but have also carried projects in the Gulf Region and in Russia. We have operated in China since 2003 and in 2010 we opened our Shanghai office. We have a diverse and international design team representing over 10 different nations, with over 60 members of staff operating out of our Helsinki office with a further circa 10 located in our Shanghai office. In our design process we use the latest BIM-modelling technology with AutoDesk Revit Architecture, for which we have over 40 BIM licenses. We also use Rhinoceros, Artlantis, SketchUp and Adobe programs. Sustainable design, in terms of ecological, economical and architectural quality, is essential and is a self-evident part of our design solutions. We are constantly expanding our cooperative network of specialists in various sustainability and energy saving engineering fields. We are committed to continuing and expanding these partnerships to address challenges in design and to provide cross-disciplinary and creative solutions to our clients.