Alex Lin

Alex Lin

New York, NY, US

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Alex Lin, LEED GA, is a designer who grew up in Avon, Connecticut. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture with an additional minor in Intelligent Environments. He works for Schemata Workshop in Seattle, Washington. Since his experience as part of both the Urban Design Build Studio and Carnegie Mellon University’s Freedom by Design chapter as well in co-authoring a thesis entitled RE_VISION: A Resource for Community Organizers and
Housing Advocates
, his focus has been in public interest design, urban design, and
affordable housing. Through his work, he seeks to utilize design work and research as a tool for advocacy and for engaging with the communities that he serves.



Schemata Workshop, Seattle, WA, US, Designer

Apr 2021 - current

The Cohousing Company, Nevada City, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Oct 2020 - current

First Choice Stainless Steel, Jamaica, NY, US, Assistant Manager

May 2015 - current

Rachel E. Carson Ecovillage, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Researcher

Jun 2020 - Oct 2020

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

Aug 2018 - May 2020

Urban Design Build Studio, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Research Designer

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC, US, Blair E. Phillips Scholar (Intern)

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
Minor in Intelligent Environments

Aug 2015 - May 2020

Shanghai International Studies University, Hongkou, CN, Summer Study Abroad

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Avon High School, Avon, CT, US, High School, High School Diploma

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015


Alwin Cassens, Jr. Memorial Fund in Architecture, Award

The Alwin Cassens, Jr. Memorial Fund in Architecture was established in 2015 by Diane Cassens Cummins and Richard Cummins, and Joan Cassens Zinner (MM ’66), in memory of Diane and Joan’s father Alwin Cassens, Jr. (A ’34). The purpose of the $2,200 award is to provide financial support to School of Architecture students to attend conferences or other events in support of their academic pursuits in the area of public interest design.


NOMA-NAACP-SEED Award for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Design, Award

Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce Awards for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in design, architecture, and land development. Seven projects have been selected through a competitive and by a distinguished jury. Each winning project will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will present their work at the NOMA National Virtual Conference on October 17, 2020.


Deller Prize in Sustainable Architecture and Real Estate, Award

The Deller Prize in Sustainable Architecture and Real Estate encourages architecture students to pursue non-traditional career paths, specifically to grow their skills in the specialty of design, construction, and sustainability under the umbrella of the real estate business.


College of Fine Arts Dean’s List, Other

College of Fine Arts Dean’s List from 2015 to 2020


SoA School Honors, 1st Place

SoA School Honors from 2015 to 2020.


Areas of Specialization