Inspired by the arts, Alec views creativity as a practice and the design process as iterative. Often challenging the status quo, he seeks to elevate the human experience through his inquisitive, collaborative and creative approach. Having moved to the United States from Odessa, Ukraine as a child, his professional work ethic and demeanor were uniquely shaped by the experience of immigration, enculturation, and a desire to succeed.
Alec’s steadfast pursuit of excellence and combination of natural talent, intellectual clarity, and genuine inclusiveness are invaluable assets for his clients and colleagues. Intrigued by the challenge of designing remarkable, human-centered projects, he brings a commitment to shaping a well-crafted public realm to his design work.
As Design Principal, Alec pursues ambitious design projects, focusing on how the human experience can inform the way that buildings and cities are designed. Since joining Hanbury’s Norfolk office in 2017, he has spearheaded design on a variety of mixed-use, commercial, planning and higher education projects. Whether he is leading a project or providing thought leadership in the studio, Alec has a clear passion that extends beyond architecture and into valuable advocacy for human-centered design.
- Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech
"The responsibilities of an architect do not end at the property line. We are taught as problem solvers and must think far beyond a project's scope. Our decisions have the potential of impacting many over long periods of time."