Alicia McKenzie

Senior Project Coordinator

Hi,

I am Alicia, and I have completed my 5-year professional Bachelor of Architecture with a specialization in architectural history and theory at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL.  I have worked to become the best version of myself through involvement and notable achievements, and I am deeply interested in improving the urban environment through architectural theory, design, and sustainable practices.  I have also studied abroad for a semester in Dublin, Ireland at the University College Dublin and have spent my final thesis year at IIT exploring the city of Chicago’s park district as a heterotopia dispersed throughout the built environment by implementing design-based research and theories to design a project to facilitate and enhance activity during the cold winters.

My academic background, combined with relevant work experience, has given me the knowledge and abilities necessary to be a competitive and valuable asset to the Studio+ team.  I’ve worked as a designer and BIM specialist for almost six years, and my passion and strengths lie in generating and developing design concepts, sketching and drawing, renderings, and have obtained my ‘Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit for Architectural Design’ certification.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my two small dogs, watching movies (especially sci-fi), traveling and sightseeing, fitness, and both practicing and teach aerial arts and flexibility.