Alexander Gryger, AIA

Alexander Gryger, AIA

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am a New York-based, registered Architect with more than 12 years of professional experience. After receiving my Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute I began my career with a concentration on residential design. Since then, I have expanded my expertise to include commercial, civic, and university projects. From initial design concepts through final completion, I strive to serve each client with a rigorous focus on construction detailing, technical coordination, and construction administration.

At the core of my professional identity lies the sensibility of a craftsman, a deep care for materials, and a passion for drawing to explore ideas and communicate them to clients. I have framed houses, built furniture, and welded steel. I believe that architecture is an extension of nature into the constructed realm and through ceaseless observation of the physical environment I am mindful of the world experienced through all the senses. With these ideas I have developed an approach to design that defines spaces through shape and texture, and creates a sense of architectural presence that responds to shifting weather patterns and seasonal changes in light and shadow.

I believe that my most important social responsibility as an architect is the protection of the environment, for the benefit of all, through sustainable design. Currently I devote time to educating myself on green building topics and working towards LEED accreditation. I aspire towards impactful opportunities where I can apply my insights, precision, and commitment to an environmentally conscious present and future.


Belmont Freeman Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate

Senior Associate managing a diverse range of work through all phases of design and construction including a portfolio of projects for the firm’s patron client. Develop design schedules and deliverables. Direct design and construction document production by junior staff and provide guidance on design, technical detailing, building code, and quality control topics. Coordinate and review work by engineering and other specialist consultants.

Jun 2013 - current

Michael Lewis Architects PC, Project Manager

Project Manager, 2010 to Present:
Promoted to Project Manager for recognition of clear organizational skills and exacting attention to detail. Assumed responsibility for coordinating the firm’s largest projects through all phases of service with particular focus on managing rapid flow information during construction observation.

Designer, 2006-2010:
Accomplishments as Designer include the creation of full design and RFB drawings for the renovation of a Riverdale Estate, NYC, 2009, and the collaboration with LaGuardia Landscape Architects to redesign the grounds of a Long Island summer residence, 2010. Took initiative to develop new office drawing standards utilizing Vectorworks BIM features to increase efficiency in document production.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2013

Anthony Caradonna, RA, Freelance Design & Research Assistant

Assisted with the research, development, and prototype fabrication of 3-dimensional architectural and interior design products constructed from paper and cardboard.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2009

Architecture Agency, Full-time design assistant

Designed and created bid drawings with 2D and 3D digital techniques for a set of custom furniture pieces, including a free-form cast resin coffee table. Assisted with office promotional materials.

May 2005 - Aug 2005


Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with Highest Honors.

Sep 2002 - May 2007


AIA Henry Adams Certificate, Award

Awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate for academic excellence in the Pratt Institute Bachelor of Architecture Program.


Pratt Institute Outstanding Academic Achievement, Award

Recognized upon graduation from Pratt Institute for Academic Achievement consistently through five years of the Bachelor of Architecture Program.


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