Alexander Lamis, AIA
Alexander P. Lamis, AIA, Partner, joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1983. He was the Architect-in-Charge for the new 350,000 square foot main library in Nashville, Tennessee, which opened in June 2001. Other recently completed and current public library projects include main libraries in Jacksonville, Florida; Bangor, Maine; Miami Beach, Florida; Clearwater, Florida; Lakewood, Ohio; Calabasas, California and Columbus, Georgia; as well as the Morningside Heights Branch of The New York Public Library. Academic library projects include renovations and additions to the Baker Library at the Harvard Business School, a new 50,000 square-foot library at the law school at Florida International University, and a master plan for the expansion of the Fogler Library, the main campus library at the University of Maine.
Mr. Lamis has recently been invited to speak on the evolving role of information technology in library design at Computers in Libraries 2000, IOLS 2000, the National Library of Medicine, and at the MIT Club of New York. He contributed a chapter on sustainable design in libraries to the book Planning The Modern Public Library Building (Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited. 2003).
Mr. Lamis serves on the LAMA Buildings for College & University Libraries Committee of the American Library Association. From 2000 to 2004 he served on the LAMA Architecture for Public Libraries Committee. He was program chair and speaker at Going Green Without Going Broke, a discussion of sustainable design solutions in libraries for the 2002 ALA national convention, which was repeated at the 2004 Convention. He is also a contributor to the Public Library Quarterly, Advances in Librarianship, and a member of the lnternational Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
Mr. Lamis has also been Architect-in-Charge for many college and university buildings, including the William Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University; the Broadway Residence Hall at Columbia University; the Arts, Media, and Communication building at California State University, Northridge; the Simons Center for the Arts for the College of Charleston; the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University; and the new administration building at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Lamis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School
Architecture and Planning of Columbia University, where he was awarded the AIA Certificate.