Alexander Gorlin, AR’78


Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, Architecture 1978, is principal of Alexander Gorlin Architects, established in 1987 after he returned from a Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. His design portfolio spans all levels of society, from high-end residences to affordable housing, places of worship to educational institutions. The firm has won numerous awards, most notably AIA Design Awards for the House in the Rocky Mountains, Ruskin Place townhouse, and North Shore Hebrew Academy. In 2005, Architectural Digest recognized Gorlin as one of the country’s 30 Deans of Design and has named Alexander Gorlin Architects in its AD100 list of leading designers for each of the past four years. He became a fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2005.

Recent projects include a loft renovation for Daniel Libeskind, 450 affordable homes in East New York, four new high schools in the Bronx, and Aqua, a 12-story condo in Miami Beach. Current projects include luxury private residences around the world and sustainably-designed housing for the homeless in the Bronx.

Alexander has authored multiple books including:

Kabbalah in Art and Architecture  – September 16, 2013

Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism  – April 5, 2011

Gorlin received the 1998 President’s Citation and the 2008 John Hejduk Award.  He was inducted into the Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.