Alexander Pincus is an architect and principal in the design and development company PINCUS A+D.
Alexander Pincus is an architect and educator. He is the founding principal in the design and development company PINCUS A+D.
Until 2013, Pincus led Bureau V, a New York City–based architecture firm that he co-founded in 2007. Its projects included the Original Music Workshop, a classical and experimental music concert hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Eye to Eye, a sound installation at the Guggenheim Museum; and Abacus, a theatrical performance space at the Whitney Museum.
Prior to Bureau V, he was a senior designer and project lead at Asymptote Architecture, where he designed the competition-winning Budapest Bank Towers in Hungary, the Strata Tower in Abu Dhabi, and the Volkswagen Knowledge Gate in Wolfsberg, Germany. He also led Asymptote’s collaboration with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for the competition-winning design for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in Shenzhen, China. Before arriving at Asymptote, he worked at Archi-Tectonics, Eisenman Architects, and LOT-EK.
Pincus won the Honor Award for Excellence in Design at Columbia University, where he received his master’s degree in architecture. Before Columbia, Pincus studied architecture at the University of Virginia and anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has taught at Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Kentucky, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been a lecturer and juror at leading architecture schools worldwide, and his design work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, and The Washington Post, among others.