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Alexander Becker

Alexander Becker

Buffalo, NY, US

 

About 

I am a complete adventure seeker.  There is much more to life than we perceive and I keep my mind very open to that.  Life is better sorted out if you don't follow the mold; find your own path, do what others think is strange or unconventional, and be okay with it.  Staying active and having a wide range of hobbies is correlative to this way of thinking.  For this reason, and for my own pure enjoyment, I enjoy such things like kayaking/paddle-boarding, bicycling, exercising, drawing, painting, playing piano/guitar, and reading/writing.  From the first book of Vitruvius, in which I couldn't agree more, to be a great Architect, it is vital to have a wide range of knowledge in all subjects.  

Employment 

University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY, US, Digital Curation Assistant

As the Digital Curator Assistant I work with the School of Architecture and Planning's Academic Affairs team to create and manage digital media content. The responsibilities are to creatively capture the life of the school and activities of its faculty, students, and staff through digital photography and video; and to support production and curation of these visual assets. I report directly to the school’s Visual Resources Curator and also work closely with the school's Brunkow Fellow (who edits our annual journal of student work) in a shared mission to curate, in print and digital forms, the work of the University at Buffalo's students. With the school's new facilities in Hayes Hall and state-of-the-art technology, display and projection systems, this position plays a central role in activating the space and capturing the life of the school within it.

Oct 2016 - current
 

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern

Event Preparation, Docent, Marketing, Website/Newsletter, Filling

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern at Mayors Office of Strategic Planning

Research, Data Entry, Misc. Missions

Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2015 - current
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Jan 2013 - current
 

Erie Community College, Blasdell, NY, US, Business Administration

Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Awards 

Frank Lloyd Wright Crossword Design, 2nd Place

Constructed plan view drawing of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House into a crossword puzzle using terms from Intro to Architecture 121 course. Awarded second place, cash prize, and public recognition.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization