Alicia Alonso Hernan

Alicia Alonso Hernan

New York, NY, US



I am an architect trained in the Spanish School of Architecture, which has given me great comprehension of the notions of construction, having a strong sense of the inherent materiality of the architecture and a subsequent ability to design constructive details.

With this background, I entered Columbia University in search of a meaning to all that pragmatism that eventually is so different from what is being built. Consequently, I was lucky to have Bernard Tschumi as a studio critic during the fall semester of 2011, that under the statement "material and concept", helped me find the theoretical ground that I needed for my design, bringing my project to a level of depth that I consider very satisfactory. Additionally, studying the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at GSAPP has triggered my innate analytic and thorough disposition, which has emerged as an excellent skill for investigation.

My positive attitude helps me cope with the periods of stress: I create a good atmosphere when working in a team, and I am flexible enough to take on different roles during the process of design. I am willing to work, and my commitment to the field of architecture makes me highly meticulous with my work. I take my responsibilities seriously and I am accustomed to accomplishing tasks within the stipulated deadlines. My inquisitive nature allows me to learn quickly and find self-motivation in the tasks I am designated. Always in search of new answers, I respond positively to any challenge or criticism.

I am currently looking forward to find a job that allows me to enter the practice in New York and to continue evolving in my career.


BMAG Proyectos y Construcciones, Valladolid, ES, Junior Architect

Led the design of a residential project in Avila, Spain.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

BMAG Proyectos y Construcciones, Valladolid, ES, Architecture Internship

Participated in the design of several residential projects in the regions of Valladolid and Avila, in Spain.

Dec 2010 - May 2011


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAAD

Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design.
Studio critics: Toshihiro Oki (Summer 2011), Bernard Tschumi (Fall 2011), Shohei Shigematsu (Spring 2012).
The program encouraged critical thought in the context of design speculation, seeking the production of architectural objects that engage with the new and existing technologies, and activating a wide debate on the contemporary conditions that affect the discipline. The program has long been a site for architects from around the globe to test concepts and confront changes that affect architecture and cities worldwide.

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valladolid, Valladolid, ES, BArch, Arquitecto

The program consists on 5 years of architecture + 1 year thesis project.
Courses on Structures, Construction, Theory of Architecture, Architectural Representation, Architectural Composition, Confort and Environmental Systems, and Urban Planning, exclusive to the program, are required every year together with the Design Studios.

Oct 2003 - Oct 2009


Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera Universidad de Valladolid 2009/2010, Honorable Mention

Prize awarded to the most outstanding graduate of the year, by the Universidad de Valladolid.


Erasmus Scholarship, Scholarship

I studied one academic year in the Università degli Studi di Firenze, in Florence. The Erasmus Programme guaranteed the recognision of the period spent abroad by my university when I returned, as long as they provided funding for my stay by terms previously agreed.


Matrícula de Honor by the Compañía de María de Valladolid, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to the most outstanding graduate of the year, it represents a honorable mention and provides fundation for the first year of University.


Caja España Grant, Grant

Language Immersion Program in New York, US.


Areas of Specialization