Alex Maymind was born in Riga, Latvia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in history and theory of architecture at UCLA.

Alex has taught architecture in various capacities at UCLA, Michigan, Cornell, and Yale; previously he studied architecture at Yale University (M.Arch) and Ohio State University (BS. Arch).

Since 2002, he has been studying, writing, talking, drawing, thinking, perusing, observing, making, performing, and engaging architecture in a variety of formats, venues, and mediums. See below for more lists and details. Thank you for visiting this website.

alex.maymind / at / gmail.com
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Four Points on Revisiting Revisiting
"Treatise: Why Write Alone?"
Organized by Jimenez Lai, March 2015

“On the Use and Abuse of History”
in: Possible Mediums (forthcoming, 2015)

Interpunct: Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, Issue 3, 2015

“A Working Genealogy of the Free Section”
OFFRAMP: The SCI-arc Review of Contemporary Architecture, Issue 8, 2014

“30 Sentences on Architecture and Pools (with apologies to Sol LeWitt)”
On the Road Project: Event #4, 2014

“100 Drawings”
Dimensions 27: University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, 2014

A Question of Qualities: Jeffrey Kipnis Collected Writings (Editor)
MIT Press, Writing Architecture Series, 2013

“Paul Rudolph’s Vertiginous FreeSection”
in CLOG: Brutalism, 2012

“Archipelagos: Ungers vs. Rowe”
in: suckerPUNCH Fresh Punches: Exhibition Catalogue, 2012

“Still Ugly After All of These Years: A Close Reading of the Wexner Center”
ONE: TWELVE: Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, Issue #4, 2012

“Manhattanisms: RAM(s) vs. REM”
Pidgin Magazine: Princeton University School of Architecture, Issue #11, 2011

“5 Projects / 5 Interviews”
Featured on Archinect.com & ArchDaily.com, 2010

“Urban Follies: Pavilions and the Apolitical”
in Log 18, 2010 (with Parsa Khalili)

“Painterly Cosmetics: How to Tattoo a Marble Skin”
Thresholds 37: SEX, MIT School of Architecture, 2010

Conditions Magazine for Architecture & Urbanism, Issue 2: Interpretation and Copy, 2009
Revisiting Revisiting
“Treatise: Why Write Alone?” Graham Foundation for Art and Architecture
Curated by Jimenez Lai
(Chicago, January 2015)

Possible Mediums
Syracuse University School of Architecture Fisher Center
(New York City, 2014)

POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions
Storefront for Art and Architecture
(New York City, 2013)

100 Drawings
Walter B. Sanders Fellowship Exhibition
University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture Gallery
(Ann Arbor, MI, 2013)
University of California Los Angeles, Department of Architecture
Instructor & Teaching Associate, 2013- now

University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Walter B. Sanders Fellow & Lecturer, 2012-2013

Cornell University, Department of Architecture
Visiting Critic, 2011-2012
Instructor, 2010-2011

Yale University, School of Architecture & Department of the History of Art
Teaching Fellow, 2007-2009


“Free section” - Undergraduate Architecture Studio:
“mat-housing” - Undergraduate Architecture Studio:
Architectural Representation
Undergraduate Summer Architecture Studio

“Rowe & Ungers: Urban Campus”- Graduate Architecture Studio:
“Urban Section: New York City” - Graduate Architecture Studio
“Textual Analysis: 1950-2000”
“Delirious Koolhaas: Scrutinizing OMA”
Graduate Architectural Representation
Undergraduate Thesis Studio
“Education of an Architect, Part I” - 1st Year Architectural Studio
“Education of an Architect, Part II” - 1st Year Architectural Studio
Analog Representation Workshops
Digital Representation Workshops

Introduction to Visual Studies: Critical Composition (with P. Eisenman)
Grammar and Rhetoric: Le Corbusier Analysis Seminar (with P. Eisenman)
Architecture and Capitalism (with P. Deamer)
Introduction to Art History (with V. Scully)
“Rules, Misfits, Grammar, and the Absurd Weight of History,” Studio Talk
UCLA Department of Architecture, 2014

“Revisiting Revisiting,” Studio Talk
Woodbury University School of Architecture, 2014

“On Peter and Palladio,” Studio Talk
UCLA Department of Architecture, 2014

“Peter Behrens and the German Werkbund,” 289 Talk
UCLA Department of Architecture, 2014

“100 Drawings,” Fellowship Lecture
University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Design, 2013

“Rowe versus Ungers,” Lecture
Cornell University Real Estate Program, Distinguished Speaker Series, 2012

“On the Education of the Architect, Then and Now,” Studio Talk
Cornell University Department of Architecture, 2011

“History in the Studio?” Studio Talk
Cornell University Department of Architecture, 2010

“500 Plans / 0 Sections” Studio Talk
Cornell University Department of Architecture, 2010
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