Founder of A3-DesignSTUDIO™// Architectural+Urban Designer, interested in the development of dynamic building technologies, integrative design, and advanced fabrication techniques. We generate a synthesize of technology and story-telling to invigorate design, producing an architectural narrative which embraces contemporary ideology, information culture and constantly evolving lifestyles.
Solving problems through design...
A3 - DesignSTUDIO was founded in 2016 by Alejandro Antonio Aguirrechu; a Los Angeles/ London based Architectural designer, theorist, writer, artist, and curator. His interests reside in speculative research and architectural projects. His work is invested in architectural drawing, design, writing, and research concerning tensions within the translations of urban design, psychology, and image of the city. Instruments of investigation arise across multiple mediums such as art, literature, architecture, design and the sciences to produce a palette of ongoing explorations of the philosophical, sociological, historical, and aesthetic attitudes as tools for exploitations, disruptions, conflicts and future possibilities of urban transformations of cities and Architecture in tension.
A3 strives to generate a synthesis of technology and storytelling to invigorate design, producing an architectural narrative that embraces a contemporary ideology, information culture and constantly evolving lifestyles.
Through his Architecture/Design and Research Studio A3 – DesignSTUDIO and collaborations with the architectural office HPLUSF Architects, Alejandro has been able to investigate and bring to life various pursuits in the creative discipline through such mediums as exhibitions, installations, writings, and symposiums.
His work has been shown in various cities such as London, Los Angeles, Havana, San Juan, Miami, and New York City; and his writings widely published. Alejandro obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Before founding A3- DesignSTUDIO he worked in various prestigious firms, the most recent being part of Frank O. Gehry’ s Design Studio at Gehry Partners LLP located in Los Angeles, CA.
+ Invited Jury/Critic at UCLA A.UD M.ARCH.II Program, Craig Hodgetts SUPRA STUDIO, 2017
+ Invited by the Master Plan of the Historian of Havana to participate in the 15th International Meeting of Urbanism "Town planning tools" / In collaboration with Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung (hplusf Architects) 2017
+ Feature in SCI_Arc Publication, 2017
+ Opening of "SIN_Fronteras" a show by A3-DesignSTUDIO in Los Angeles, CA, 2016
+ Invited Keynote Speaker at BD/NY – JACOB K. JAVITS CENTER – NYC, 2016
+ Symposium: Havana/L.A./Havana, SCI_Arc, 2015