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Alexander Worden

Alexander Worden

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

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.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

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.

Jan 2012 - current
 

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

Aug 2011 - current
 

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

Aug 2010 - May 2011
 

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.

Projects Include:

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

May 2008 - Jul 2009
 

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

Master Planning
- UDR Vitruvian Park in Addison, Texas
- Gables Waterstreet in Las Colinas, Texas

Pool Design
- Gables Park Plaza Apartments
- Gables Pressler Apartments
- Arthouse So7

May 2007 - May 2008
 

Education 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Masters, School of Architecture

Two Year Degree - Graduate School of Architecture

Published Thesis:

Emergent Explorations: Analog and Digital Scripting

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture

Four Year Degree - Bachelors of Science in Architecture.

Aug 2003 - May 2007
 

Awards 

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.

2013
 

Guest Speaker - Tutor of Zolotaya Kapitel, Other

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

2012
 

Third Place – Pallet House, 3rd Place

Sustainable Blacksburg – Pallet Reuse Competition, 2010

2011
 

Work Selected for Display – Golden Capital Summer Festival 2011, Nomination

Useful Mutation – 2' International Youth Sketch Design Competition Novosibirsk, Russia

2011
 

Finalist - Digital Crochet, Other

Dimension Extreme Redesign Competition, 2011

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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