Marshall Blecher, MAST
Pip Cheshire, Cheshire Architects
Francisco Garcia de Freitas, Atelier RUA - Arquitectos
Ricardo Gomes,
Borghildur Indriðadóttir, artist
Hildur Ísdal, Plusark
Søren Leth, SLETH
Judson Moore, Waechter Architecture
Inés Olavarrieta, selgascano
Sigrún Sumarliðadóttir, Studio Bua

Marshall Blecher is Co-founder of MAST, a maritime architecture studio based in Copenhagen. His portfolio includes Copenhagen Islands, a cluster of roaming artificial islands designed in collaboration with Studio Fokstrot, set to be built in Copenhagen's harbor as a public park.

Pip Cheshire is the Director of Cheshire Architects, based in Auckland, New Zealand. His career includes an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Auckland, competition and awards judging, institutional, residential and civic architecture. Pip is the recipient of the NZIA Gold Medal for Architecture, NZIA national awards for architecture, is a University of Auckland Distinguished Alumni and a published author and critic.

Francisco Garcia de Freitas is a founder of Lisbon-based Atelier RUA - Arquitectos. He graduated in Architecture from the Lusíada University of Lisbon in 2003. In 2012 he completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE). After completing his degree, he began his professional activity at the Herzog & De Meuron studio in Basel, Switzerland, where he remained until he returned to Portugal in late 2006 to create his own studio, Atelier RUA - Arquitectos, where he develops his professional activity to this day. He is also a Professor of architecture at the University of Évora, Portugal

Ricardo Gomes, partner of, was born in Portugal and studied architecture in Lisbon. Worked at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and with the artist Olafur Eliasson in Berlin. He taught architecture at the UDK in Berlin and art at DIS Copenhagen. He lives and works in Lisbon and Copenhagen.

Borghildur Indriðadóttir is an artist that lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland. She has previously worked at Studio Olafur Eliasson, and has collaborated to produce installations such as MEAT shown in Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, and as an actress and designer for Club Inferno staged by Volksbühne Berlin.

Hildur Ísdal is an architect and interior designer, working at Plusark based in Reykjavík, Iceland. She was trained at the Scuola Politecnica di Milano, the Iceland University of the Arts, and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Iceland-born, Hildur spent nine years in Stockholm working as an architect, most of this time with the office Arkitema where she focused on educational buildings and offices. Two years ago Hildur moved back to Iceland to reconnect with her roots and explore the Icelandic architecture scene, since working on projects ranging from summer cottages to big movie-studios.

Søren Leth is a partner and co-founder of SLETH based in Aarhus, Denmark. For close to two decades Søren has been working with urban visions, strategic planning, and sustainable transformation of metropolitan areas, urban space and architecture. Søren is particularly skilled in strategic and creative processes with high degrees of complexity. Søren often works with urban backsides and brown field sites. Together with partner Rasmus Therkildsen and the team at SLETH, Søren has led the master planning of the Copenhagen North Harbour, the former freight area in Aarhus Godsbanen, the transformation of Aarhus Municipal Hospital, as well as international projects. Søren is a long time certified examiner and lecturer at the Aarhus School of Architecture and The Royal Academy of Copenhagen. He is a former member of the Danish Academic Counsel and was from 2014—2017 a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee on Architecture. Søren has also been a professional jury member at a number of municipal tenders and competitions, including at Godsbanen and Kulbroen.

Judson Moore is the Design Director at Portland, Oregon-based Waechter Architecture. With an education and background in agriculture development and environmental design, Judson is an alumnus of Texas A&M University with an M.Arch from Rice University. He has worked as a designer and educator throughout Texas, Montana, Idaho, California and Oregon, bringing over 18 years of experience across a broad range of project types including educational, cultural, commercial, retail, residential, and industrial design. With extensive experience in institutional and private development he has been a designer and project lead on a number of award wining projects in the Pacific Northwest. *

Inés Olavarrieta is an architect and designer at Madrid-based selgascano. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid in 2014, with honors. Her final thesis project, a finalist of Archiprix 2015, was widely published. In 2013, she worked at the exhibition Spain Mon Amour in the Biennale di Architectura in Venice. Inés has worked in London, Paris, Lisbon and Madrid. She was a collaborator at FRPO’s studio between 2011 and 2014. Since 2014, she has been a team member at selgascano in Madrid where she works on projects ranging in scale from large developments to interiors, including the Serpentine Pavilion (2015), Second Home Offices in Hollywood (2019) and the Design District Market (2020). Her work has focused mainly on reactivating spaces that are considered to be residual or forgotten. She understands architecture and design as a halfway between beauty and functionality, minimalism and chaos.

Sigrún Sumarliðadóttir is Co Founder and Principal of Studio Bua, an architectural practice with offices in London and Oslo. The studio has to date realised a number of ambitious and concept-driven projects, including the renovation of an Icelandic farmhouse and cultural centre. Sigrún is an Icelandic architect with a background in visual arts. She is especially practiced in the design, procurement and construction of public buildings in Norway, and has–in her role as project architect at Oslo studio LMR Arkitekter–overseen a number of public projects such as schools in Kautokeino and Bærum. In recent years, Sigrún has also led a number of residential refurbishments and urban design projects. Our resident polyglot, she speaks fluent English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch and Italian. 

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