Alex Nizhikhovskiy is a partner at The Turett Collaborative, and has been a member of the team for over eight years, beginning his tenure as a junior designer. Alex manages the firm’s numerous private residential projects, building long-lasting relationships which have now spanned multiple homes and projects with repeat clients. He fosters a collaborative design practice, building on the shared expertise and individual experiences of the staff, clients, and the great builders and artisans they work with. Alex enjoys leading projects while mentoring junior staff to grow them into leadership roles of their own. Outside of the practice, Alex mentors students and sits on design juries at his alma mater, the Spitzer School of Architecture.
Alex is a licensed architect in the state of New York, with a Master in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. While working towards his B.Arch he studied abroad in Florence, Italy and Athens, Greece, and was nationally recognized with the AIA Henry Adams Medal upon graduation. He previously spent five years as a Junior Designer at Montoya-Rodriguez Architects + Planners. There, he focused on public projects, primarily public schools for the NYC School Construction Authority, facilities for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and educational buildings for the State University of New York.
Raised in New York City, Alex has a deep connection with and passion for the city - preserving and celebrating its past, while designing for its ever-evolving future. He is interested in architecture which is composed of the three essential qualities of light, space and material tectonics; which is rooted in its sense of place and identity, creating a dialogue with visitors and inhabitants; which requires “taking cognizance of both subtle and powerful patterns of inhabitation that have been inscribed into and built onto the earth over time” (Robert McCarter).