As someone who grew up in the design and construction industry, architecture has shaped much of the way Alex sees the world. With a background in designing research, healthcare, and higher educational projects, he enjoys the challenge of highly technical and complex work. In the same vein, he enjoys the latter phases of design when coordination, systems thinking and details are critical to a project’s success. He finds fulfillment in transforming utilitarian spaces (places where many of the world’s great innovations take place) into more livable and hospitable environments that support the health and wellbeing of occupants.
Born on Guam and having worked on both coasts, Alex brings a multi-faceted worldview to his work, applying different ways of thinking to challenge preconceptions and arrive at unexpected efficiencies and solutions. He attained his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently his Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon. For his Master’s thesis, he focused on urban waterfronts and resilience in the face of climate change. His view on sustainability considers more than short-term goals, instead focusing on flexible future-proof design that can withstand the test of time.