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Alexander Walter

Alexander Walter

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Alexander Walter grew up in East Germany with plenty of Bratwurst. He studied Architecture and Media Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, and participated in foreign exchange programs with Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium in Alexandria, Virginia and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. In his Master's Thesis, and throughout his studies, Alexander focused on the fascinating intersection of architecture and media.

Prior to joining Archinect, Alexander has worked as an Interactive Graphic Designer for international advertising agency GREY in Moscow, Russia and cruised Caribbean and Mediterranean waters as a sailor.

Today, Alexander is Editorial & Production Manager and Visual Designer for Archinect.com as well as its sister site Bustler.net. As part of the site's development team, he enjoys fostering a fast-growing international community of architects and designers.

Alexander loves his wife Kaori and the typeface Helvetica. He typically spends his time exploring and photographing the bustling food culture of Los Angeles, getting involved in the Japanese community of Southern California, and creating designs for his baby clothing lines Tiny Modernism and Belly Sesame.

Alexander's General Blog on Archinect:

Mixtape : Let's talk about music.

Legend has it that we architects are selling frozen music, so to gladsomely diversify the origin of our creative process, let's talk about music, shall we? Mixtape wants to be a source of inspiration, as well as the soundtrack of your life in design.

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Alexander's Featured Articles on Archinect

Diversifying the Disciplines: Hacin + Associates on Integrating Multiple Expertises Under One Roof, Fri, Jun 4 '21

Established in 1993 by architect David Hacin as a traditional architecture firm, Boston-based Hacin + Associates has since grown into an interdisciplinary design practice with more than 30 team members. We reached out to Hacin for this week's Studio Snapshot to learn more about the incentives for ...

Diversifying the Disciplines: Hacin + Associates on Integrating Multiple Expertises Under One Roof
 

'Our Profession Is Both Popular and Ignored': Water Feature Studio Fluidity Design Consultants on Embracing the Niche, Wed, May 19 '21

Fluidity Design Consultants is a Los Angeles-based practice specializing in the design and engineering of water features. Established in 2002 by architect and founding principal James Garland, the firm has realized countless projects of all scales around the world in close collaboration with ...

'Our Profession Is Both Popular and Ignored': Water Feature Studio Fluidity Design Consultants on Embracing the Niche
 

Anya Moryoussef on Challenging the Traditional Model of Architectural Practice, Thu, May 6 '21

For our latest Studio Snapshot, Archinect had the pleasure of connecting with Anya Moryoussef, Founding Principle of Toronto-based firm AM_A and this year's recipient of the RAIC Emerging Architect Award. Her design work impresses with gorgeous clarity, awareness of material ...

Anya Moryoussef on Challenging the Traditional Model of Architectural Practice
 

LowDO on Building Societal Equity Through 'Low Design', Mon, Apr 19 '21

Featured in our latest Studio Snapshot is Low Design Office, a small, integrated, and highly collaborative architecture studio based in Austin, Texas and Tema, Ghana. Founded by Ryan Bollom and DK Osseo-Asare during their grad school years at Harvard GSD, the firm's work on both ...

LowDO on Building Societal Equity Through 'Low Design'
 

spatial practice on Becoming a Global Player as a Small Team, Wed, Apr 7 '21

spatial practice is a small Hong Kong-and-soon-to-be-Los Angeles-based collaborative partnership established by Dora Chi and Erik Amir. Initially founded in Beijing, the young firm very quickly gained exposure to projects of a scale that often remains reserved for more established offices. In our ...

spatial practice on Becoming a Global Player as a Small Team
 

Exhibit Columbus: Meet the Presenters at the March 26th Design Presentations, Wed, Mar 24 '21

Exploring the theme New Middles: From Main Street To Megalopolis, What Is The Future of The Middle City?, the 2020-21 cycle of Exhibit Columbus has launched the latest Design Presentations in an accessible four-session virtual format. While the presentations during the initial two sessions on ...

Exhibit Columbus: Meet the Presenters at the March 26th Design Presentations
 

PLY+ on Balancing Architectural Practice and Teaching, Wed, Mar 17 '21

For this week's Studio Snapshot, Archinect connected with Craig Borum and Jen Maigret, the two principals of Ann Arbor-based collaborative architecture practice PLY+. The team was recently recognized as leading new practitioners by The Architectural League of New York, receiving one of this year's ...

PLY+ on Balancing Architectural Practice and Teaching
 

Michael K Chen Architecture on the Power of Social Value and Collaboration, Tue, Mar 9 '21

Michael K Chen Architecture is a seven-piece, New York-based design practice whose exuberant sense of creativity playfully blends the boundaries between architecture, interior and product design while avoiding expected style labels. But for Chen, as he tells us in our latest Studio Snapshot, his ...

Michael K Chen Architecture on the Power of Social Value and Collaboration
 

Woods + Dangaran on Creating Architecture as an Act of Purpose and Intentionality, Mon, Mar 1 '21

For today's Studio Snapshot episode, Archinect interviewed Brett Woods and Joseph Dangaran, co-founders of Los Angeles-based architecture and interior design firm Woods + Dangaran. Established during the greatest recession in a generation, the small practice had to maneuver rough economic waters ...

Woods + Dangaran on Creating Architecture as an Act of Purpose and Intentionality
 

Studio BANAA on Turning Diversity Into a Creative Force, Thu, Feb 25 '21

For our latest Studio Snapshot, Archinect had the pleasure of chatting with Nastaran Mousavi and Dane Bunton, founding partners of San Francisco-based architecture practice Studio BANAA. Hailing from different corners of the world — Dane is a Bay Area native and Nastaran grew up in ...

Studio BANAA on Turning Diversity Into a Creative Force
 

Striking the Connection Between Architecture and Nature With Seattle-Based mwworks, Mon, Feb 22 '21

Established in 2007, Seattle-based architecture and interior design studio mwworks has been diligently contributing some of the finest places within the Pacific Northwest's contemporary built environment: rough in the right places, comfortable wherever possible, and authentic by principle. For the ...

Striking the Connection Between Architecture and Nature With Seattle-Based mwworks
 

Elizabeth Herrmann on Bringing Fresh Design Thinking to Residential Vermont Architecture, Wed, Jan 27 '21

For this latest installment of Studio Snapshot, Archinect reached out to Elizabeth Herrmann, Founder and President of Vermont-based residential architecture firm Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design. The conversation touched on her motivations to start her own practice, the challenges of ...

Elizabeth Herrmann on Bringing Fresh Design Thinking to Residential Vermont Architecture
 

How Jeffrey Montes Pivoted From Terrestrial Architecture to Becoming Senior Space Architect at Blue Origin, Wed, Jan 13 '21

Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths. In this installment, we're talking with a design professional who hasn't left the profession by definition but pivoted from conventional, terrestrial ...

How Jeffrey Montes Pivoted From Terrestrial Architecture to Becoming Senior Space Architect at Blue Origin
 

Mork-Ulnes Architects on Balancing Californian and Norwegian Design Spirits, Thu, Dec 3 '20

For this week's Studio Snapshot, Archinect spoke with Casper Mork-Ulnes, Founder and Principal of San Francisco and Oslo-based firm Mork-Ulnes Architects. We talked about his approach of managing offices on two continents as a nimble 10-person practice, touched on strategies of combining two ...

Mork-Ulnes Architects on Balancing Californian and Norwegian Design Spirits
 

Walker Warner Architects on Creating 'Enduring Architecture for Inspired Living', Mon, Nov 9 '20

Operating from a studio in bustling downtown San Francisco, Walker Warner Architects has maintained a unique ability to capture the essence of their clients' sites whether rural or urban, across the Western United States and Hawaii and create calming blends of space, context, materiality, light ...

Walker Warner Architects on Creating 'Enduring Architecture for Inspired Living'
 

Working Out of the Box: Ishraq Zraikat Discusses Her Transition From Architecture to Textile Design and Material Development, Thu, Sep 24 '20

Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths. In this installment, we're talking with Ishraq Zraikat, a Jordanian textile artist, weaver, and wool researcher. We learn why she decided to ...

Working Out of the Box: Ishraq Zraikat Discusses Her Transition From Architecture to Textile Design and Material Development
 

Leroy Street Studio on Engaged and Inclusive Design, Mon, Sep 21 '20

For New York City-based firm Leroy Street Studio, good design is just one part of the architectural equation. Uniting several, integrated branches under one roof—architecture, community workshop, construction, and interiors—the terms 'multidisciplinary' and 'collaborative' aren't just ...

Leroy Street Studio on Engaged and Inclusive Design
 

Miner Road by Faulkner Architects: Forming an Intimate Connection With Its California Landscape, Mon, Sep 14 '20

A few weeks ago, Archinect had the chance to connect with Greg Faulkner, founder of boutique Northern California-based practice Faulkner Architects, to chat about his process, business approach, and design philosophy as part of our Studio Snapshot series. Today, we are taking a closer look at one ...

Miner Road by Faulkner Architects: Forming an Intimate Connection With Its California Landscape
 

Faulkner Architects: 'The Site Will Tell Us What to Do. We Listen.', Wed, Aug 26 '20

Should you ever have the pleasure of visiting the compact but growing portfolio of exquisite residential projects that Greg Faulkner and his small team have realized over the years, the drive would lead into picturesque and seemingly untouched landscapes of Northern California and the Lake Tahoe ...

Faulkner Architects: 'The Site Will Tell Us What to Do. We Listen.'
 

Skylab Architecture on Design Driven by Optimism, Exploration, and the Portland Spirit, Tue, Jul 7 '20

Formed two decades ago in Portland, Skylab Architecture has grown from a one-man office into an established design powerhouse with a reach well beyond the Oregon borders. With principals Jeff Kovel and Brent Grubb at the helm, the practice has expanded to a team of 36 and yet retains its nimble ...

Skylab Architecture on Design Driven by Optimism, Exploration, and the Portland Spirit
 

Cosmic Architecture: Studio Christian Wassmann's Sun Path House, Mon, May 25 '20

A monumental spiraling concrete wall takes on structural, functional, and sculptural purposes in a three-story Brutalist addition to a 1930s bungalow in Miami Beach.

Cosmic Architecture: Studio Christian Wassmann's Sun Path House
 

How the Pandemic Is Impacting Architectural Photography, Wed, May 6 '20

While most of the professional and academic architecture world managed to, more or less, cope with the new reality of the pandemic by transitioning to remote work, some specialized roles in the industry intrinsically rely on the physical interaction with space in its unique location. To find out ...

How the Pandemic Is Impacting Architectural Photography
 

How Art and Design Museums Switched to Working From Home and Sharpened Their Digital Experience, Sat, Mar 28 '20

While the worsening pandemic and sweeping social-distancing measures have brought normal daily life to a grinding halt around the globe, cultural institutions, typically the civic pride of cities and entire regions, were also forced to abandon their prime mission and temporarily close most, if not ...

How Art and Design Museums Switched to Working From Home and Sharpened Their Digital Experience
 

In Focus: Adam Gibson Captures Tasmania's Modern Architecture in Gorgeous, Moody Hues, Mon, Feb 17 '20

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What are their goals when capturing ...

In Focus: Adam Gibson Captures Tasmania's Modern Architecture in Gorgeous, Moody Hues
 

Runa Workshop on Applying Austin's Startup Culture to Architectural Practice, Thu, Feb 6 '20

Runa Workshop is an Austin-based architectural and interior design practice with a rapidly growing roster of completed projects in the city's hospitality, retail, commercial, and institutional sectors. After gaining experience at a large architecture firm, founding principals Jean Pierre Trou and ...

Runa Workshop on Applying Austin's Startup Culture to Architectural Practice
 

In Focus: Chase Daniel On Oscillating Between Designing and Photographing Buildings, Thu, Dec 12 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What are their goals when capturing ...

In Focus: Chase Daniel On Oscillating Between Designing and Photographing Buildings
 

The New Wave of Female Powerhouses are Pushing the Boundaries of Professional Practice, Fri, Mar 8 '19

The gradually increasing presence of a diverse range of practitioners across the architectural profession has provided a stronger platform for women to showcase their work, leadership, and innovation. In remembering the past, pioneering female architects such as Denise Scott Brown and Norma ...

The New Wave of Female Powerhouses are Pushing the Boundaries of Professional Practice
 

Happy International Women's Day! Here's a Look at Some Notable Architectural Accomplishments From the Past Year, Thu, Mar 8 '18

In fighting a long, uphill battle for a more inclusive profession, one way that women in architecture are making their well-deserved presence known is through the beautiful, inspiring buildings they create for cities around the world. In celebrating International Women's Day, Archinect rounded up ...

Happy International Women's Day! Here's a Look at Some Notable Architectural Accomplishments From the Past Year
 

Brand New Reviews Logos of the 10 Most-Followed Firm Profiles on Archinect, Wed, Feb 14 '18

Logos are the cornerstone of branding, presenting the uniqueness of a company through its visual representation. Choices in color, font, sizing, etc. are all indicators of the values, services, and type of company the logo is defining, and the difference between a good logo, and one less ...

Brand New Reviews Logos of the 10 Most-Followed Firm Profiles on Archinect
 

Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions, Thu, Jul 20 '17

Recently, Archinect teamed up with Bureau Spectacular for the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival. Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture ...

Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions
 

Happy Canada Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite practices from each province and territory, Sat, Jul 1 '17

Every July 1, Canadians unite to celebrate their country and its history. Specifically, Canada Day commemorates the merger of what were once three separate colonies—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada (contemporary Ontario and Quebec). It was a milestone in the movement from colony to ...

Happy Canada Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite practices from each province and territory
 

Showcase: A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects, Mon, Jan 5 '15

Wedged between the narrow alleys and razor-sharp property lines of Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood, A' House fits in its dense context like a shiny puzzle piece. Bold yet familiar, expansive yet compact, transparent yet opaque, open to dialogue yet impenetrable like an oyster shell.Designed ...

Showcase: A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects
 

Showcase: Óbidos Technological Park Main Building by Jorge Mealha, Sat, Jan 3 '15

How does one create a main piazza in the absence of a surrounding urban fabric that typically encloses a Piazza? The design team around architect Jorge Mealha drew from its traditional Portuguese typologies and conceived the Óbidos Technological Park Main Building in the countryside north ...

Showcase: Óbidos Technological Park Main Building by Jorge Mealha
 

Employment 

Belly Sesame, Los Angeles, CA, US, Co-Founder

Jan 2013 - current
 

Tiny Modernism, Los Angeles, CA, US, Co-Founder, Head Designer

Jan 2013 - current
 

Bustler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Editor & Designer

Jun 2007 - current
 

Archinect, Los Angeles, CA, US, Editor & Designer

Feb 2006 - current
 

Extra Medium, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, UI/UX Designer

Feb 2006 - current
 

Education 

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, MArch, Architecture

Focused especially on the intersection of Architecture and Media

Oct 1997 - Jun 2004
 

Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Alexandria, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Exchange semester at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium (WAAC) in Alexandria, Virginia

Jan 2002 - Jun 2002
 

Waseda University, Saga, JP, BArch, Architecture

Technical staff and participant at the "Bauhaus Waseda Joint Architecture Workshop 2000" at both, Waseda University, Japan and Bauhaus University, Germany

Aug 2000 - Aug 2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills