Alex works across the fields of architecture, design, objects, and education with a recurrent research interest in expanded notions of interiors. Based in Amsterdam, he is Course Director of MIARD, a multidisciplinary practice-based research Master Interior Architecture program at Piet Zwart Institute, where he also serves as Graduation Project Chair and a Hoofdocent. He has held teaching and academic positions at Woodbury University, Willem de Kooning Academy, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, UCLA, and joined as an external critic at various universities.

He has been invited to exhibit his work at international exhibitions: deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus in Antwerp, the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco, Interior Provocations, Pratt Institute with Ryerson University in Toronto, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) in Korea, and WUHO Gallery in Hollywood, among others. He is a former artist-in-residence at SundayMorning@EKWC in the Netherlands.

Alex holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia and Rome. For more than 15 years he worked in architecture and design studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Brussels and Istanbul.

MIARD Archive
Piet Zwart Institute


Selected events
Interior Provocations, Symposium: Memory | Pratt Institute and Ryerson University
Drawing Out Symposium: Material Dialogues | deSingel Kunstcampus, Antwerp
Architecture in the Expanded Field Exhibition | Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Breakfast & Presentations with Alia Farid | Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam
Drawing Out Exhibition: Material Dialogues | deSingel Kunstcampus, Antwerp
The Human Insect by Mark Wigley, Expert Meeting | Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) | Seoul
Crafts Matter by Sundaymorning@EKWC | Dutch Design Week
cad/cam Exhibition | Sundaymorning@EKWC, European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch
Salzburg International Fine Arts Academy Exhibition
ART Santa Fe Façade Competition Exhibition | El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
SCI-ARC AIA/LA Design Awards Exhibition | SCI-ARC, Los Angeles
Mapping Woodbury: 31 Architects Exhibition | WUHO Gallery | AIA LA National Convention

Selected publications
Little Atlas of Colours by Studio Folder | Dialogue Blue | (forthcoming)
Taylor & Francis, Interiors: Architecture, Interiors, Culture | Archive Agency
Taylor & Francis, Interiors: Architecture, Interiors, Culture | Extrasectionality of Atypicals
Applied Research Design Publishing | Expanded Field: Installation Architecture Beyond Art | Whiteout
Gestalten Publishing, Staging Space | Whiteout
Disegno Magazine | An Emergent Field
Dezeen Design Webzine | Whiteout
Sandu Publishing, Installation Art | Whiteout
Abitare Design Magazine | Whiteout
LA Architect Magazine | Best of Issue, Best Local Competition AIA-IAC
LA Architect Magazine | Inside LA - AIA-IAC Student Competition
Interior Design Magazine | NeoCon West Competition ‘Best Installation’