Alexandra Nelson

Alexandra Nelson

Charlotte, NC, US



My final year of architecture school was spent in an Autodesk-funded studio, where we pushed Autodesk technologies to its limits by individually creating our own tools for design using multiple plug-ins for the 3D Modeling environment. This exercise drastically changed the way in which I approach the design process both through theory and digital practice. I also spent a majority of my undergraduate education working on graphic design for Shuffle Magazine and for SIBS (an NSF-funded program within the SoA). These experiences had the most impact on my skills relevant to architectural design.


bb+m architects, Charlotte, NC, US, Intern Architect

Working on all stages of design for Multi-Family projects in the Charlotte area.

Apr 2016 - current

Insight Architects, Charlotte, NC, US, Intern Architect

Jun 2015 - Apr 2016

The Daylighting and Energy Performance Lab, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Lab Assistant

In charge of designing project graphics. Designed website, logo, icons, and press for SIBS (Sustainably Integrated Buildings + Sites). Also created Envision Charlotte's new Energy Guide that will be distributed to the entire metropolitan area.

May 2014 - May 2014

Shuffle Magazine, Charlotte, NC, US, Design Intern

Assisted the Lead Designer with editing, designing, and completing graphics and spread layouts for the magazine.

Feb 2012 - Sep 2013


University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Masters, Dual Masters in Architecture and Information Technology

The Dual Degree in Architecture and Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty. Upon completion of the curriculum, I will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Information Technology.

Aug 2016 - current

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, College of Arts + Architecture

Received a Bachelor of Arts + Architecture as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Aug 2010 - May 2015


Best Architectural Design Project, Award

Awarded at graduation to one 5th Year design project that displays outstanding resolution of program, site, aesthetic, material, building technologies and issues of representation.


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