Alex Maymind (b. Riga, Latvia; 1984) is a Los Angeles- based architect and teacher. He is currently pursuing a PhD in history and theory of architecture at UCLA.

Alex was the 2012-2013 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan where his research resulted in the exhibition 100 Drawings. From 2010- 2012, he taught at Cornell University Department of Architecture in both Ithaca and New York City; his courses included a seminar on Rem Koolhaas/ OMA through the lens of architectural bricolage, a graduate architecture studio which revisited the exemplary urban design polemics of Colin Rowe and O.M. Ungers, and a textual analysis seminar which interrogated the linguistic analogy within architecture.

Alex’s work has been exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, the University of Michigan, and has been included in several private collections. His work has been a part of several recently-formed platforms for speculative architecture: Possible Mediums, Treatise, and On The Road LA. His writings, ranging from a genealogy of the free section, to an exegesis of ugliness in architectural deconstruction, to an exploration of globalization’s clichés, have appeared in a number of journals including Log, Pidgin, Thresholds, OFFRAMP, and Clog. He is the editor of A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture by Jeffrey Kipnis (MIT Press, 2013). He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and graduated cum laude in Architecture from the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture.

Contact: alex.maymind@gmail.com


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