In English

Values, Mission and Vision

Kaipainen Architects was set up in 1984. Now our new name is Ajan architects ltd. Our practice values are dependability and willingness to be of service. Our mission is to help our clients carry out their construction projects as smoothly as possible and to produce an end result that is long-lasting, functional and beautiful. Our vision is to be up-to-date architectural practice to serve our customers  ; a practice producing high-quality work that clients can depend on and at the same time is a good place to work.


Our office is located in the centre of the City of Hämeenlinna, in the old brick-built milieu of the Verkatehdas Arts & Congress Centre. Hämeenlinna is situated directly on the Helsinki to Tampere motorway. The railway station and bus station are only a five-minute walk away from the Verkatehdas, so we are easy to reach.


Currently the office has a staff of seven and all shareholders work for the firm. We design new buildings and renovations. Three of our architects have ‘chief designer’ qualifications (AA certificates granted by FISE). Further information about our staff can be found on our website.

Practice status

Ajan architects is a limited company and belongs to the Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices (ATL). The design partners are all members of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) and are on the register of architects (ARK) maintained by FISE.


We have designed housing, holiday homes, children’s daycare centres, schools, social-service centres, offices, commercial buildings and factories. Our customers include cities, municipalities, parishes, associations, foundations, educational establishments, development units, construction companies, enterprises and private individuals. Our website contains photographs of many of our buildings and also has a list of our latest projects in pdf form.

In addition to architectural design, we carry out project planning, master planning (land-use planning and development planning) and interior design. We also provide expert construction consultancy services tailored to the needs of the client. Architects are design professionals and remain so throughout the duration of the project; they are the client’s most important partners.


We always use the latest version of ArchiCad software as a design tool. We construct 3-D models of buildings and impressive visualisations if necessary. The most common formats for printing are dwg, pdf and jpg. If required, we can also produce building product models (BIM).