Finnish-born architect that worked with Gesellius and Lindgren in Helsinki. Responsible for the first Pohjola Insurance Company building, (with kalevala-inspired sculpture on the outside), the Finnish National Museum, and the train station in Helsinki.

Saarinen moved to the United States from Finland in the 1920s and developed and designed the Cranbrook Academy and School near Detroit, where he was also president. Saarinen is also well-known for his furniture design, and is considered a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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