Alex Donahue

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Alex Donahue

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Interior Architecture Program


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Alex Donahue is a licensed architect with over a decade of professional experience. Donahue is passionate about design at all scales, from the urban design of cities, exterior, and interior architectural design to wearable product design. Alex is an Associate at Michael Graves & Associates, where he has participated in design projects both worldwide and locally within the District of Columbia. He has previously practiced architecture at several internationally recognized design firms in New York City and Washington, D.C., including Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Pei Cobb Freed, and SITE (Sculpture In The Environment). Donahue also produces independent product designs under his own label. Alex has received several design awards for his independent work, including the 2020 GOOD design award, sponsored by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Center for Architecture and Urban Design in the field of product design.


Current Research + Creative Projects

Public space access through post-occupancy analysis and field research

Research on design pedagogy following the Covid-19 pandemic

Ongoing design collaboration with Projects Watches



Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) – Pennsylvania State University

Post-Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch II) – Pennsylvania University

Master in Professional Studies, Real Estate (MPSRE) – Georgetown University

Ph.D. Candidate, Urban, Regional Planning & Design – University of Maryland


Current Outside Position

Associate - Michael Graves & Associates




2022 Nominated for CCAS Graduate Mentoring Award – Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University

2021 Dezeen Design Award, Longlist - Dezeen Magazine

2021 International A’ Design Award, Product Design

2020 GOOD Design Award, Product Design - Chicago Athenaeum and the European Center for Architecture and Urban Design in the field of product design

2020 International Design Award, Product Design

2020 Outstanding Teaching Award – University of Maryland, School of Architecture Planning & Preservation

2013 College Award for Creative Achievement – College of Arts & Architecture, Pennsylvania State University


Professional Organizations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

American Planning Association (APA)



Vice President, Board of Directors of the Architecture Alumni Group - Pennsylvania State University


Former Student Work

2022 Studio V Capstone Projects Featured in Dezeen Magazine