Alec contributes his design and management expertise to a wide range of projects at MVVA. He has been the project manager for several sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park, most notably the Max Family Garden adjoining the St. Ann's Warehouse performing arts theater, as well as the waterfront landscape for the Main Street Park development. Additionally, he played a key role in the public space design for the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, NY and the forthcoming historic Lathrop Homes revitalization project in Chicago, IL. Alec has also been a core team member for winning competitions and planning projects such as the Waller Creek Corridor in Austin, TX and the Jamaica Bay Framework Plan in New York. Most recently, he developed the conceptual design for a new town park in Nantucket, MA and will continue to lead the project as it progresses toward the construction phase.
Alec's landscape sensibility is influenced by his background in art and love of long walks. His interest in the experience of landscape over long distances led him to ride the entire Trans-Siberian Railroad using a grant from Harvard's Department of Landscape Architecture, to develop an MFA thesis at Purchase College SUNY focused on drawing and imagined linear narratives in space, and to walk across his home state of Pennsylvania.
Alec received a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College with concentrations in Studio Art and Philosophy, and earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
He joined MVVA’s New York office in 2012.