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Alexander P. Lamis

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With an eye for detail and a view of the big picture, RAMSA partner Alex Lamis oversees many of the firm's architecture and master planning projects for cultural, educational, and public institutions.

Working across styles and scale, Alex helps cultural organizations better serve their communities through contextually sensitive design that respects the built and natural environment. From museums and libraries to expansive college campuses, his work inspires, educates, and connects us. Alex also leads RAMSA's interior design and product design work, which has earned numerous awards and underscored the firm's cross-disciplinary expertise. His holistic approach to design is supported by sustainable design strategies that promote long-term value.

Alex is one of the foremost authorities on contemporary library design. He's built numerous academic and public libraries nationwide, including the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Baker Library at the Harvard Business School. This work is enriched and informed by his own personal experience as director of the artistic archive of sculptor Leroy Lamis. He has also overseen master planning projects for the Harvard Law School, Bronx Community College, and, currently, serves in an ongoing capacity as the lead master planning architect for Rutgers University, which comprises 26 million square feet across all its campuses.

Alex has lectured internationally on architecture, design, and sustainability, and has helped cultivate the next generation of architectural talent as a board member and president of the Center for Architecture Foundation, a non-profit foundation that funds scholarships and educational and cultural programs. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the Architects Leadership Council of the New York Building Congress, and the American Library Association.