Taideteollinen korkeakoulu / University of Art and Design Helsinki. Photo: Julia Weckman

Names and rectors of the School of Art and Design

Rectors (as of 2010, Deans)

Craft School 1871–1885

L. J. Källström, Factory Owner 1871
Florentin Granholm, Architect 1871–79

Central School of Industrial Art 1886–1949

Ernst Nordström, M.A. 1879–1915
Werner von Essen, Architect 1915–43
Rafael Blomstedt, Architect 1944–48

Institute of Industrial Arts 1949–73
- College of industrial art
- Vocational school of industrial art

Lauri Pimiä, PhD. 1949–50
Bruno Tuukkanen, Artist 1950–59
Markus Visanti, Architect 1960–69
Juhani Pallasmaa, Architect 1970–71

University of Industrial Arts Helsinki, University of Art and Design Helsinki 1973–2009

Jouko Koskinen, Architect 1972–78
Yrjö Kukkapuro, Interior Designer 1978–80
Torsten Laakso, Interior Designer 1980–85
Yrjö Sotamaa, Interior Designer 1986–2008
Helena Hyvönen, Textile Artist, Designer 2008–2009

Aalto University School of Art and Design 2010- (with title Executive Dean)

Helena Hyvönen, Textile Artist, Designer 2010–2011

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 2012

Helena Hyvönen, Textile Artist, Designer 2012–

Vice Rectors (as of 2010, Vice Deans)

Yrjö Verho, Artist 1965–1968
Seppo Paatero, Interior Designer 1968–69
Raimo Hallama, M.A. 1969
Heikki Häiväoja, Sculptor 1970
Teemu Lipasti, Graphic Designer 1972–80
Yrjö Sotamaa, Interior Designer 1980–85
Antero Salminen, Art Teacher 1986–95
Yrjänä Levanto, Ph.D. 1995–2008
Anu Maja, Set Designer 1995–97
Merja Salo, Doctor of Art 1997–2008
Pekka Korvenmaa, Ph.D. 2008–
Martti Raevaara, Licentiate of Art 2008–2009
Ossi Naukkarinen, Ph.D. 2012–

Artistic Directors

Armas Lindgren, Architect 1890–1912
Rafael Blomstedt, Architect 1912–43
Arttu Brummer, Interior Designer 1944–51
Tapio Wirkkala, Artist 1951–54
Kaj Franck, Artist 1960–67

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