Alexander Luckmann
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alexander owes his initial interest in landscape design and architecture to family trips spent hiking in California and travels to places like Austria and Slovenia. He was first introduced to the formal study of landscape in college, where he conducted a project on English picturesque garden design. Through this project, he studied examples like the “ferme ornée” concept at Woburn Farm in Surrey, a model for creating an aesthetic and ritual experience with minimal intervention in a working landscape. During a college summer job, he also researched a project on the Sea Ranch, where he was introduced to the writings of Lawrence Halprin and other modern voices in environmental design.

Alexander earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Art History at Vassar College, where he also studied French. He focused his studies on modern American architectural history, and completed a thesis on Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Gordon Bunshaft’s unrealized master plan for the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining MVVA, he worked at AIA New York | Center for Architecture as Archtober and Website Coordinator. He has also worked as SFMOMA’s Architecture + Design Curatorial Intern and as a Digital Media Intern at SOM. In his spare time, Alexander enjoys playing tennis, which he played competitively at Vassar, and exploring New York’s architecture.

Alexander joined MVVA in 2017.

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