Since her university days, Sarlotta Narjus SAFA has worked as a sustainable architectural designer on commissions secured through design competitions. Following their Expo 2000 competition win in 1998, Narjus and her partner, Professor Antti-Matti Siikala, acquired Jan Söderlund’s architectural practice. It was re-named Arkkitehtitoimisto SARC Oy, and Sarlotta Narjus went on to assume the role of managing director.
Sarlotta Narjus has served on several national and international juries for architectural prizes and design competitions and held other honorary positions within the construction industry, including the Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices, the Building Information Foundation and the Spirit of Nature prize. She has also taught at Aalto University and lectured internationally.
Her recent significant commissions include historic property restoration projects, including Töölö Campus, “the Marble Palace”, the Museum of Finnish Architecture at Puistokatu 4 and the Kaarti Infirmary development in Helsinki, along with new developments, like the city’s Keilaniemi district and the New Children’s Hospital, which received the Finlandia Prize for Architecture in 2018.