Aleksandr Nizhikhovskiy

Aleksandr Nizhikhovskiy

Brooklyn, NY, US



I have recently completed a Master in Architecture II Post-professional Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with an expected graduation date in May of 2013. I am also working towards my professional license as a registered architect in the State of New York and preparing for the LEED GA exam.

I am interested in architecture which is composed of what I consider three essential qualities of light, space and material tectonics. One which is rooted in its sense of place and identity and creates an appropriate dialogue with visitors and inhabitants. Projects which require, as all architecture should, “taking cognizance of both subtle and powerful patterns of inhabitation that have been inscribed into and built onto the earth over time” (Robert McCarter).


Montoya-Rodriguez P.C., Architects + Planners, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Participated in the preliminary analysis/research, design and construction document creation for K-12 projects with the New York City School Construction Authority, along with other educational facilities and projects. Gained a greater understanding of the design & construction process, especially the creation & assembly of construction documents, as well as the phasing of a project.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2011


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture (M.Arch II)

1-1/2 Year Post-Professional Master of Architecture program

Aug 2011 - Jan 2013

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelors of Architecture / Summa Cum Laude

Student of the Macaulay Honors College - a rigorous interdisciplinary liberal arts honors education program designed for highly gifted & motivated students.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Best Undergraduate Thesis Nomination, Nomination

Final thesis project was nominated as one of two from my studio to be considered for the thesis prize.


AIA Henry Adams Certificate and Medal, Award

Awarded to the top-ranking graduating student from an accredited architecture program.


CCNY Architecture Alumni Association Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded by the Architecture Alumni Association to two excellent fourth year students based on their design portfolios.


Best Fourth Year Architecture Student Award, Award

Awarded by the fourth year faculty of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture to the most accomplished fourth year student.


Polshek Partnership Scholarship, Scholarship

Recognized by the University and by Joseph L. Fleischer, partner at Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership), for outstanding design work.


CUNY Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence, Award

Awarded by the Chancellor of the City University of New York to those CUNY students who have maintained a GPA of 3.9 or above through their first three years of study.


The School of Architecture Award, Award

Awarded by the Dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture to the highest ranking third year design student.


Fred L. Liebmann Book Award, Award

Awarded by New York Society of Architects to the top first year design students from each of New York City’s professional architecture degree programs.


Best First Year Architecture Student Award, Award

Awarded by the first year faculty of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture to the most accomplished first year student.


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