Alec graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2016, with a First Class MEng in Architecture & Environmental Design. Informed by the work of Richard Sennett, his undergraduate project Stanley Commons won the award for Best Portfolio, and began his interest in tackling complex urban issues facing cities.
Following Part 1, Alec moved to San Francisco where he spent 12 months working for SCB Architects on a range of projects from a campus masterplan and education buildings to commercial and residential projects across California. Returning to London, Alec joined Allies & Morrison, where he worked on The London College of Fashion at Stratford Waterfront, developing his technical design skills and gaining experience on a large and complex project.
During his time at The LSA, Alec has engaged with the issue of food, combining a personal interest with his studies. His DTT project, Emerging Tools: Homesteading the City, proposed a self-sufficient, high density, residential neighbourhood that celebrates the production and consumption of food. The issue of feeding cities was also the focus of Alec’s thesis project: The Future of Food, which proposed a campus of agricultural and culinary buildings as an exemplary microcosm of sustainable urban food.