For over 30 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
Jaimee
Anderson
SMRT Architects and Engineers
Kayla
Caron
Scott Simons Architecture
Mike
Giasson
Michel Giasson Architect
Gretchen
Kelly Giumarro
Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture
Steve
Hoffman
Stephen Blatt Architects
Seth
Kimball
Aceto Landscape Architects
Amy
Magida
Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture
Ariana
Melzer
Treasurer
CHA Architecture
Greg
Norton
Secretary
LeMessurier.
Christian "Cap"
Prasch
Colby Company Engineering
Sybil
Przeszlowski
Colby Company Engineering
Eric
Stark
University of Maine at Augusta
Daryl
Turicek
President
Chief Pixel
Katie
VenVertloh
Katie VenVertloh Design
Eric
Wittman
Bild Architecture