Wahlroos-Ritter Elected to AIA/LA Board

Our esteemed Associate Dean, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, has been elected to the Board of AIA/LA this Fall. Newly installed members must provide a platform for their tenure on the board, and Ingalill proposes to:

  • Help make architecture accessible and culturally relevant to a broader audience that reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles.
  • Promote design excellence, particularly in service to social engagement, to expand the audience of architectural appreciation and encourage the design of beautiful places.
  • Leverage her experience in academia to encourage emerging young architects to enter architecture and help diversify the profession through the streamlining of the professional licensing process and increasing the exchange of knowledge between the academy and the profession. Disciplinary diversification also has the potential to increase leadership possibilities for architects and broaden professional opportunities.
  • Advocate for innovative public policy changes targeting improved building performances, based in her experience as façade consultant.

For those who don’t know, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter is an architect, educator, and design consultant specializing in the building envelope and the experimental architectural use of glass. She is currently Associate Dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University and has taught at Yale, Cornell, the Bartlett, and SCI-Arc.

She and her partner established their joint practice, WROAD, in London and are currently working in Los Angeles on a number of projects.  She has collaborated on multiple award-winning projects including as façade consultant on the Portland Aerial Tramway with AGPS, the Centre Pompidou Exhibition with Morphosis, and as Project Architect for Smith-Miller + Hawkinson’s Corning Museum of Glass.

She served for many years on the AIA LA Chapter 2×8 / Academic Outreach Committee.