Alexandra’s path to the design world was informed by her time on the coast of Maine, studying visual arts and biology at Bowdoin College and appreciating the close observation of life encouraged by both disciplines. While living in Portland, Maine after school, Alex worked in higher education, helped to repair an old sailboat, and ventured over to Vermont for her first foray into woodworking at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Her drive to create led her to the University of Texas School of Architecture where she was part of the international Solar Decathlon team and interned for Snøhetta in New York City during her Master’s degree. Standing out, however, was her time as a teaching assistant and studio instructor for design and visual communication courses.
Alex values the power of public art to transform the way we view our surroundings and is currently maintaining a temporary light installation at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. During the day she’s an architect at Thoughtbarn where she has worked on a variety of projects (and learned from the skilled furniture-makers at Hatch Workshop through recent custom collaborations).
She is excited to immerse herself in conversations on design and making as she joins the instructor team at Austin School of Furniture and Design.