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Alexandre B

- Research Program Mentor

MArch at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Architecture, Design, Fabrication, Digital Modeling and Drawing.


I'm a French-American citizen; I grew up in Paris, moved to San Francisco before receiving a degree in Architecture at McGill University in Montreal and I just completed my M.Arch at MIT. Over the years I've participated in numerous architectural design projects, working on construction sites building public artwork, fabricating my own furniture and designing pavilions. I've worked closely with 9-12 year olds in the context of my master's thesis. We were interested mainly in the role and function of participatory design for the design of play spaces. This work required us, the designers, and them, the users, to work collaboratively and think outside of the box to come to new forms of play. You can see more of my work on my website: Cheers.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Introduction to Design

An introduction to the fundamentals of design, to stimulate creativity, understanding design as a process of iteration, abstract thinking, as well as the tool to represent these ideas. If you're interested in learning these methods I'll guide you through the analysis of designer's work processes, the formulation of a concept, the design development process, and the technical tools needed to represent visual work.

Small Scale Fabrication Project

If you're a hands-on person like me, who wants to build something, anything, I'll happily help you execute the project in a rigorous manner. I can teach you software to plan and model your object, we can talk about ways to iterate and improve your design and finally the different materials and ways we can build your object. This might be a piece of furniture for yourself or a geometric sculpture or a functional object for the house. I also have a few design challenges to help trigger new ideas.

Languages I know


Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant: I've TA-ed three different subjects at MIT, an intensive "Introduction to Design" course open to all undergraduates, a core architecture studio for graduate students and a technical course on the assemblies of architectural facades Woodshop assistant manager: I helped run the MIT Architecture woodshop, teaching students to use specific tools and machines. Master's thesis: This wasn't a teaching gig, but rather a four month long experience working with 9-12 year olds on a weekly basis, to engage with then creatively and help us become better designers.


Work experience

MIT (2017 - 2019)
Teaching Assistant Positions for Architecture Design Studios
Oualalou + Choi (2019 - 2019)
Architecture Internship
GLD Architecture (2018 - 2018)
Large Scale Fabrication


McGill University
BS Bachelor of Science (2015)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MArch Master of Architecture (2020)

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