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With interests spanning Architecture, Urban Design, Product, Objects, Art and Textiles, Alex is specialized as a generalist. Throughout his life and career, he has a devoted interest to learning, experimenting, and exploring various domains this life has to offer.
Studio NYL, Boulder, CO, US, Facade Designer
Active in the design and development of facade enclosure systems by working with owners and architects to further develop their buildings. This is achieved by working through details, geometric analysis on complex facade structures, 3d modeling and digital visualization of proposed systems in conjunction with the structural and thermal analysis of the enclosure systems.
Primary Project: Tecnologico de Monterrey
Role: Facade design/ detailing, Design visualization
STUDIOTJOA, Brooklyn, Partner
StudioTJOA is a multidisciplinary design office dedicated to the exploration of material, theory, product, and architecture. Our aim is to work with, and be guided by, the tools, techniques, and materials we use.
Our explorations are anchored in the understanding of traditional design processes found within each project, while using digital tools and modern techniques to arrive at new and elegant results.
At StudioTJOA, we embrace the art and craft of the analog while understanding our digital potential. It is our express purpose to find the balance and harness the properties found in these environments and to deliver original, high quality work to our clients.
Enclos Corp, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer
Engaged in Preconstruction Bid Proposals, Design Development of Advanced Enclosure Systems, Analysis and Development of Complex Geometries and Design Assist.
Primary Project: 432 Park Ave - Retail
Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Role: Design Development of 57th Street Retail Curtainwall
Previous Project: W57
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group
Role: Design Assist - Slope Wall Geometry, Building Slab Edge Coordination and Visual/ Performance Mockup Geometry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, IT Department and 4 Axis Mill Operator
- Instructor and Operator - Roland MDX-540 4-Axis Mill Operator and Tutor
- IT/ Software Assistant - Computer / Printing Lab
5G Studio Collaborative, Dallas, TX, US, Project Designer
Developed national and international projects from concept through to design development and construction documents. Specializing in site design and planning of resort hotels, hotel programming, 3d modeling and digital rendering.
Starcity Le Van Luong, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Novotel Resort - Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Vincom Royal City - Ha Noi, Vietnam
Dallas Convention Center Hotel - Dallas, Texas
ASU Newman Center - Phoenix, Arizona
Kevin Sloan Studio, Dallas, TX, US, Associate
Worked along side the Principal on various projects ranging from large master plans to small pool design projects. Experience includes:
Project Management and Coordination
- Gables Waterstreet in Las Colinas, Texas
- UDR Vitruvian Park in Addison, Texas
- Gables Waterstreet in Las Colinas, Texas
- Gables Park Plaza Apartments
- Gables Pressler Apartments
- Arthouse So7
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Masters, School of Architecture
Two Year Degree - Graduate School of Architecture
Emergent Explorations: Analog and Digital Scripting
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture
Four Year Degree - Bachelors of Science in Architecture.
Selected to speak at the Intersections Symposium held by New York City College of Technology and NSF on the West 57th Project designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and constructed by Enclos Corp.
Presentation Title: How to W57
Participants: Alexander Worden - Enclos Corp
Alessandro Ronfini - Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Water_Works: Gowanus by Design, 1st Place
While reviewing the over 150 submissions, the jurors agreed that no single entry fully addressed the multitude of challenges presented by the competition brief and therefore decided to award winners in three categories instead: Urban Ecology, Architectural Design, and Community Programming.
Audrey + Alex Worden of StudioTJOA were awarded 1st place in Urban Ecology.
Presented research in crochet and textiles (Emergent Explorations: Analog and Digital Scripting) during the week long workshop at the Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Art.
The workshop focused on the use of parametrics in the development of form and manufacture of a site specific bench. Scale models were realized with digital tools and rapid prototyping machines.
Programs of the workshop included: Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and Vray
Useful Mutation – 2' International Youth Sketch Design Competition Novosibirsk, Russia
Finalist - Digital Crochet, Other
Dimension Extreme Redesign Competition, 2011
Third Place – Pallet House, 3rd Place
Sustainable Blacksburg – Pallet Reuse Competition, 2010