For over 15 years, Addy Smith-Reiman has successfully engaged people with projects that celebrate local identity, shared histories and future use. She integrates research, design, civic engagement and long-term stewardship planning for successful projects that activate PLACE: from forming a non-profit to transform an abandoned 1860’s opera house into a vibrant cultural center in northern Vermont; securing a $15.5 Million TIGER V discretionary grant to link transit hubs to historic sites with improved pedestrian and bicycling corridors throughout downtown Boston; or managing complex trail, infrastructure and public art projects connecting neighborhoods to the parks and open spaces along the three rivers in Pittsburgh, PA.
She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and Master’s Degrees in Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, where she was awarded the ASLA Certificate of Honor and was named the University Olmsted Scholar. She is a certified planner, accredited organic land care professional, and Master Gardener and is currently the Executive Director of the Portland Society for Architecture, a non-profit organization that promotes the progress and economic development of Greater Portland by encouraging innovation and vision in design and planning.
She lives in Portland, ME with her husband, Josh, a faculty member of the Maine College of Art, their son, Ole, and their dog, Otto.