Reiulf Ramstad

Romsdal Folk Museum, Molde, Norway, by architect Reiulf Ramstad

This program is part of the 2017 Architalx series. For tickets and more information visit

For over 25 years, architects and designers from around the world have been coming to Portland to present at Architalx.

The mission of Architalx is to broaden awareness and understanding of architecture, landscape architecture and design by sponsoring lectures that foster evocative and creative dialogue within the design community and with the general public. Our goal is to enrich our community by gathering speakers from across the globe to bring world-class ideas and design to Maine.

6 p.m. Thursday, April 6: Reiulf Ramstad
Reiulf Ramstad started his own practice in 1995, the same year he became father of twins. The office turned out to be a third child and Kristin Ramstad, his wife, has become Managing Director of the firm. While specialization is a common concern within the professional community, the firm demonstrates an ability to create good architecture in highly diverse projects and locations. If asked what is the focus of his work, Reiulf would answer "Quality."

6 p.m. Thursday, April 13: Christopher Marcinkoski
Christopher Marcinkoski is an associate professor of landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed architect, and founding director of PORT, a leading-edge public realm and urban design consultancy whose current work includes projects in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Philadelphia, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to his appointment at Penn, Christopher was a senior associate at James Corner Field Operations, where he led the office's urban design and planning work including the Qianhai Water City in Shenzhen, China, and Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

6 p.m. Thursday, April 20: Gena Wirth
Gena is the Design Principal at SCAPE. Trained in landscape architecture, urban planning and horticulture, Gena draws from her interdisciplinary training to create ecologically rich and culturally relevant landscapes from the infrastructural scale to the site level. Gena leads the design on several significant projects in the office.

6 p.m. Thursday, April 27: Elizabeth Whittaker
Elizabeth is a recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. She graduated from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design with Distinction where she received numerous awards during her graduate studies including the Core Studio Prize, the Faculty Design Award, and the John E. Thayer Award. She has taught design studios in several architecture programs including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northeastern University, the Boston Architectural College, and Harvard University (GSD), where she was also Lead Faculty in Architecture in the Career Discovery Program from 2011-2015.

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