Alex Lightman

Alex Lightman

Brooklyn, NY, US




Space Exploration Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

I am the lead designer and project manager at Space Exploration, a firm located in Greenpoint Brooklyn specializing in high end residential interiors, restaurant design, and commercial interiors. My responsibilities include designing high quality projects, digitally modeling and producing renderings, presenting materials to clients, drawing construction sets, and interfacing with GCs during the construction process. Current projects include a 11,000 sqft Miami penthouse renovation in Miami, a three bedroom condo in Brooklyn Heights, and a Williamsburg loft plus restaurants in Fort Greene, Jersey City, and Atlantic City.

May 2014 - current

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, CNC Facilites Monitor

Experience in creating cut/ mill files, operating machines, coordination of multiple mediums, trouble shooting of other student’s files, and machine maintenance. Excellent model making skills.

Sep 2012 - May 2014

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Assistant

Teaching assistant for first year graduate studios. Worked With Alexandra Barker and Maria Sieira. Focused on giving design insight and enabling students to realizing concepts digitally and physically.

Sep 2012 - May 2014


During a summer internship I was responsible for design and presentation materials on three competitions with very tight deadlines. In the winter of 2014 I was also hired as a freelancer for an installation with Acura. The project featured CNC milled plywood structure, CNC surfaced walnut and mahogany, thermoformed acrylic, motion sensored lights, carbon fiber wrapped HDU, laser cut alcantara, and 3d printed display pieces. I was tasked with selecting and managing the fabrication team, designing the structural system, digital fabrication, and assembly of the final piece to be shipped to Japan.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

​Walker Macy, Portland, OR, US, Design Assistant

I worked directly with principals and design teams in a highly professional and organized culture. I had the opportunity to work on multiple design alternatives for civic, residential, and educational projects. I strengthened my skills in drafting with Autocad, digital and physical modeling, rendering, diagramming, and creation of presentation materials.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2014

Portland State University, Portland, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

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