portrait by alberto embriz de salvatierra

Alexander Cassini, Lead Thinker

Alexander Cassini is a French-American Master of Landscape Architecture I candidate at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He previously graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati where he won a variety of honors and awards: chief among them the David H. Peet Memorial Award, the Outstanding Co-op Student Award, the Outstanding Senior Award in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and the Director’s Choice Award during the annual DAAPWORKS student exhibition. Cultivating a passion for landscapes and cities which originated after growing up in the countryside along the Loire River Valley, he has worked in the field of planning, urban design, and landscape architecture at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates In Brooklyn; Agence Babylone in Paris; Design Collective in Baltimore; Gensler in Los Angeles; Concordia in New Orleans; and for the City of Angers (in France). His current research is examining bio-dynamic viticulture practices and their relationship to cultural landscapes. In his free time he enjoys playing the clarinet for the Harvard University Bach Society Orchestra. 

Alex can be reached at cassini@aesirlab.com.