Anne Stenros:
Bringing empathy in architecture


“Empathy is:
Putting people first
Putting others first
Building bridges
Making things together
Creating hope
Giving energy
Understanding intuitively
Feeling with others
Seeing with others
Designing for the greater good.”

Dr. Anne Stenros, architect SAFA is a thought leader on strategic design, creative leadership and strategic foresight, speaking and lecturing around the world.

Anne Stenros graduated as Master of Architecture from the Univ. of Oulu and the Univ. of California, Berkeley. She has the doctorate in technology in the field of architectural theory. She has acted as a Managing Director of Design Forum Finland between 1995-2004 and the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre in 2005. During the years 2005-2015, she was the Design Director at KONE Corporation, a world leading elevator and escalator company. In 2016 she was appointed as the first ever chief design officer CDO of the city of Helsinki. She has been rewarded with The Gold Estlander Medal (2015) and The Gold Medal of the City of Helsinki (2013). She is a founding member of Women in Tech Finland.