Alex is Professor of Architecture and Head of Architecture at the University of Bath. He is a graduate of the University of Bath, Cambridge University and Harvard University, where he studied as a Harkness Fellow. He worked in private practice for 15 years before accepting a full-time academic position in 2005. Alex is an expert advisor to the Ministerial Advisory Group for the Department for Communities (Northern Ireland) and is Chair of the Swindon Design Review Panel for Creating Excellence. Alex is a Board Member of the Architects Registration Board, serving consecutive terms as an elected member from 2012 and 2016. He has served on numerous national committees concerned with design and the built environment and has lectured widely on design in the UK and internationally.