His passion for architecture was ignited by a solo trip to Europe at age 19, further developed by graduate studies in Rome, and sustained by another half dozen trips to Italy over the years. He is also active on the local level, as a former member of the Cotati Design Review Board. His other pursuits include farming tomatoes, hiking, & biking in beautiful Sonoma County.
In addition to creating unique homes, Alex is the visionary behind trendy restaurants in Joshua Tree, San Francisco, and Seattle. From 2008 to 2015 she collaborated with two Oakland artists to realize a public installation, “Undercurrent,” a series of large-scale sculptures at Lake Merritt that form a permanent part of the Oakland landscape. In her world architecture is where art and function intersect.