Roland Wahlroos-Ritter

Dipl. Ing in Architecture, Technische Universität Graz

Roland Wahlroos-Ritter is an architect and co-principal of the architecture firm WROAD. Interested in digital technologies, sustainability and design innovation, his professional and academic work focuses on collaborative environments between architects, engineers and fabricators. Current research, is directed towards the development of new, integrated design workflows. In addition to his professional work, Prof. Roland Wahlroos-Ritter has been actively engaged in academic research, publishing and teaching over the past 14 years. He has taught at numerous academic institutions such as Cornell University, Bartlett School of Architecture, TU Vienna and SCI-Arc.

Roland serves as Civil Air Patrol Captain and Director of Evaluations for California. He joined the Civil Air Patrol in 2011, a volunteer organization that performs emergency services such as search and rescue, and disaster relief operations, as well as aerospace education for youth and the general public. In 2013, Roland qualified as a Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Pilot and has flown over 183 sorties and 43 active missions that range from missing aircraft searches, to aerial reconnaissance and training missions for United States emergency services personnel. In 2017, Roland qualified as a Certified Flight Instructor, to share his passion for aviation with others.

According to Roland, teaching is a two way process. “There is not a single day,” he says, “that I have spent teaching as a flight instructor or university professor in the past 18 years that I haven’t learned something from my students.”