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.
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History

The idea for Architalx, like many great ideas, was born over a kitchen table. In 1986, designer Lori Rohr had been to a few architectural lecture series in Boston, and was scheming with friend and colleague Judy Schneider about starting something similar in Portland.

The first lectures were presented in 1987 at the Baxter Library Building with a large roster of regional architects. As Architalx grew, it broadened its reach to include speakers who were not only architects, but also landscape architects, engineers, and interior designers. In 1992, Carol Wilson (then president of AIA Maine), Greater Portland Landmarks, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Maine State Landscape Architects (now the Maine Section of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects) collaborated to move the Architalx lectures to the Portland Museum of Art to accommodate an ever-expanding audience.

With a combination of hard work, determination, good connections, and fearlessness, the Architalx Board has consistently drawn award-winning, cutting edge architects and designers to Portland to speak each Spring and is dedicated to continuing this mission into the future.

Board

Caitlin
Aceto
Aceto Landscape Architects
Jamie
Anderson
SMRT Architects and  Engineers
Gretchen
Boulos
Treasurer
Boulos Commercial Design
Phil
Chaney
Nelson Metal Fabrication
Jim
Giberson
Wright-Ryan Construction
Gretchen
Kelly Giumarro
Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture
Sybil
Idelkope
Richard Renner Architects
Ryan
Kanteres
Scott Simons Architecture
Alyssa
Keating
Briburn
Amy
Magida
Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture
Nate
Merrill
Albert Putnam Associates
Nicole
Rogers
SMRT Architects and Engineers
Joanna
Shaw
Winkelman Architecture
Eric
Stark
President
University of Maine at Augusta
Daryl
Turicek
Anchour
Katie
VenVertloh
Pierce Promotions
Eric
Wittman
Secretary
Bild Architecture

Advisory Board

Sandy Agrafiotis
Sara Ameigh
Kyo Bannai
Hilary Bassett
Leslie Benson
Michael Boucher
Andrew Bradley
James Brady
Peter Burke
Christine Cantwell
Ann Casady
Tony Cowles
James Gauthier
Vamshi Gooje
Jamie Johnston
Paul Lewandowski
Ann Lundquist
Ian MacDonald
Carole Merrill
Jeanne Paterak
Steve Pondelis
Susan Ransom
Jim Robbins
Lori Rohr
Judy Schneider
Lynn Shaffer
Dodo Stevens
Lisa Stevens
Julie Tupper
John Turk
Carol Wilson