Alex holds both a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She also attended University of Michigan School of Art and Design.
Alex has a bit over 10 years of professional experience in the field of architecture: ranging from housing projects to libraries and schools to small scale residential remodeling and renovation. She has worked in multiple architectural offices and has taught architecture at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Alex is currently teaching architecture at the Academy of Art University. She also is a partner in agglab – a collaborative interdisciplinary design and research practice focused on competition architecture and design work, design installations, architectural publications, lectures and workshops. Agglab pursues experimental methodologies that are initially influenced by concepts derived from systems thinking and specific observations extracted from basic biological behaviors such as genetic variation.
Alex’s experimental research is invested in the development and production of an array of affective architectural environments through generative architectural tectonic language, both formal and methodological, that is fluctuating between growth and regeneration through digital and analogue algorithmic techniques of design and fabrication. The processes developed diverge from specific typological classification established in singular design fields, yet are always endowed with material architectural tendencies. Logics are cultivated through systematic processes, and examined based on the production of evolutionary traits. Formal invention is evaluated through the assembly of design outcomes.