Marshall Blecher, MAST
Francisco Garcia de Freitas, Atelier RUA - Arquitectos
Anne Cecilie Haug, Snøhetta
Hildur Ísdal, Plusark
Søren Leth, SLETH
Euan Millar, Icosis Architects
Tom Schroeder, Patkau Architects
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.
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.
Anne Cecilie Haug is the director of staffing, senior architect, and member of the research and innovation team at the Oslo office of Snøhetta. Her completed projects with Snøhetta include the Fuglemyrhytta and Tungestølen wooden cabin projects, as well as several hospitality projects with small units and micro-homes.
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.
Euan Millar is co-founder and director of Icosis Architects, a Scottish design practice specializing in bespoke buildings using natural sustainable materials often set within remote landscapes and locations. Euan trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and undertook a postgraduate Diploma in Sculpture & Painting at the Cyprus College of Art before completing an Architectural Conservation Diploma in Edinburgh. Euan has an RIAS Accreditation in Sustainable Building Design and the practice has won numerous local and national awards for its projects since its formation in 2003.
Tom Schroeder is a senior architect with Patkau Architects and a guest critic / adjunct faculty at the University of British Columbia. Tom has led teams of architects on a broad range of projects including some of the most distinguished and innovative academic, cultural, civic and residential projects in Canada.
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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