Alex Bahr is an architect, designer, artist and aspiring educator. While receiving his master of architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Alex has received numerous awards and honors. Some of these include the AIA Pennsylvania Chapter 2017 Student of the Year Award , The 2018 Faculty Award which is bestowed by the architectural faculty of Penn to a student showing exceptional growth and development , 2nd Place in the Schenk-Woodman Architectural Competition for the project Woven Fiber Optic and The Innovative Use of Material Award in the Manitoga Pavilion Competition for the project Whipped Caverns. Prior to PennDesign, Alex has received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.
As an aspiring educator, Alex has served as a teaching assistant at the University of Pennsylvania and has assisted in core design studios for Miroslava Brooks of AMOA and Kutan Ayata of Young Ayata. Alex has also assisted in core construction administration courses for Franca Trubiano, assistant professor and associate chair at PennDesign, and Philip Ryan of Studio Modh. Alex’s work has been published in Pressing Matters 5, 6 & 7, SuckerPunch Daily, Baroque Typologies, Under Pressure Urban Housing Symposium and Modelo IO.
Alex is an LEED Green Associate Professional and an associate member of the American Institute of Architects. Alex has been involved in numerous international design competitions and construction projects and has worked for several high-profile award winning offices, which include Fox Architects, Archi-Tectonics, KieranTimberlake and currently for Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago.