Bcklight works with an expert network built around a close core group of specialists.
The Managing Director of the company and Lead Designer Juha Simola has a master’s degree in psychology and more than 20 years of experience in demanding management and planning work. In his studies, Juha specialised in occupational psychology. Juha comes from a bilingual background in the city of Porvoo and has extensive international experience. He can complete even demanding processes in Finnish, Swedish and English alike.
Juha has worked in dozens of space and area planning projects as a manager and in various specialist positions. He has planned districts, museums, campuses, libraries, schools and business facilities.
Milla Havanka not only has years of experience in demanding international projects, she is also a professional organiser. She has a systematic approach to finding efficiencies and organising comfortable, clear and usable spaces and areas.
Milla closely follows the trends of development, and she commonly inspires people in a range of topics from dog training to programming. The Åbo Akademi graduate majored in Computer Science, and her digital skills, including programming, help implement digitalisation in practice. Milla cares about sustainable development, good life and technology that helps people.
Alma has years of experience in the development of the Helsinki metropolitan area and an extensive background in acting as a mentor, business sparring partner and inspiring mind who spearheads solutions. Not only is she an inspiration, she also ensures the solutions are implemented.
Through her own business, Alma is familiar with working in international settings and expanding to new areas – including Thailand and Japan. Alma is able to bring the most ingenious solutions from around the world into the ideation and planning.
As needed, Bcklight’s team is supplemented with the best minds from various industries.
In the autumn of 2016, when working on projects for a university library and a teacher training school, we partnered with Anu Ojaranta, who has worked in a number of libraries internationally and was selected as Turku University of Applied Sciences’ Teacher of the Year 2016, and Suvi-Maria Silvola, who has designed several hotel, restaurant and office spaces and the interiors of an icebreaker and a university library.
In each of our projects, we seek to involve the client organisation in the work as closely as possible, so that the knowledge and competence that we generate together during the project is left with the client organisation as effectively as possible.