Tristan P. Hughes
Tristan’s principle design strategy for all types of building from small saunas to large master-plans is that the user comes first. For him it is vital that the users’ current and future needs are considered in all stages of the design process. This results in every design being treated as unique and being built in a way that it can be easily adapted for future needs. All of Tristan's designs carefully consider their environmental impact and their long-term sustainability.
As the director of UUSIark (est. 2006), Tristan has designed and built a number of house-extensions and loft-conversions both in the UK and Finland and has worked in collaboration with both large and small firms on a variety of projects. He has also competed in a number of European open architectural design competitions.
Tristan’s most recently completed project is the renovation of Hieta beach pavilion, (Hietarannan Paviljonki) in Helsinki, (done in collaboration).
Between 2103 and 2016 Tristan was one of the project initiators/leaders of the Margariinitehdas Co-ownership residential development in Etelä-Hermanni Helsinki, (project now terminated). And between 2011 and 2013 he was the secretary of the MEIDÄN Ourcity ry association through which he coordinated the design project: An Alternative Master Plan for Meri-Rastila, (Vaihtoehtoinen asemakaava Meri-Rastilaan), a suburban area of east Helsinki, which continues tobe extensively discussed in the Helsinki press.
Tristan is currently a project architect for one of Finland’s most successful offices; JKMM Arkkitehdit Oy. Where he is currently working on various retail/commercial and residential projects.
Between 2006 and 2017 Tristan worked for PES Architects Ltd, where he worked on projects at all design stages in Finland, Russia and China.
Tristan became a full member of SAFA (Suomen Arkkitehtiliitto) Finnish Association of Architects in September 2008 and a Chartered Member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in October 2010, (now resigned). Between 2013 and 2017 Tristan was registered as obtaining the LEED "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” Green Associate certificate.