Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir

Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir

Board member , ASF-Int
Member Organisation:
Board Mandate: 2018 - 2020

Kristjana Adalgeirsdóttir is an architect and researcher  with focus is on humanitarian construction, sustainable project management in emergencies and cultural sensitivity in reconstruction. She was born in Iceland, graduated as an architect from Oslo School of Architecture in Norway and is currently living and working in Helsinki, Finland.

Kristjana is a Doctoral candidate at Aalto University where she, in addition to own research, mentors multidisciplinary master-level student teams in the  SGT program (Sustainable Global Technology).  Casestudies include field work in Nepal, on sustainable reconstruction after the earthquake and in refugee sites in Lesvos and Athens in Greece.

She is a member of the IFRC shelter specialists roster and a Response Team member in ShelterBox, with experience from emergency response in the Philippines.

Ukumbi* is a Finnish non-governmental organization established in 2007. Our mission is to offer architectural services to communities in need. Ukumbi believes that architecture can be a powerful way to mitigate poverty. We help the women, children and young people in disadvantaged communities build the shelters, schools and orphanages they desperately need. With the help of your donations Ukumbi can help these communities build – not only their physical environment, but also their dignity and self-esteem.

Our architectural strategy employs the use of local and traditional architectural techniques and customs during the planning and the construction process.

By working with local volunteers within the community Ukumbi is able to maintain the cultural integrity of its projects and gain the support of the community. Ukumbi empowers communities by involving them.

Ukumbi’s architectural projects are ecologically sustainable. We use locally manufactured, recycled or grown building materials whenever possible and strive to have a low carbon footprint.

2009 Ukumbi received the Finnish State Award for Arts.

Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir

Board member, ASF-Int

Member Organisation:
UKUMBI

Board Mandate: 2018 – 2020

Kristjana Adalgeirsdóttir is an architect and researcher  with focus is on humanitarian construction, sustainable project management in emergencies and cultural sensitivity in reconstruction. She was born in Iceland, graduated as an architect from Oslo School of Architecture in Norway and is currently living and working in Helsinki, Finland.  

Kristjana is a Doctoral candidate at Aalto University where she, in addition to own research, mentors multidisciplinary master-level student teams in the  SGT program (Sustainable Global Technology).  Casestudies include field work in Nepal, on sustainable reconstruction after the earthquake and in refugee sites in Lesvos and Athens in Greece. 

She is a member of the IFRC shelter specialists roster and a Response Team member in ShelterBox, with experience from emergency response in the Philippines.