Alex Wilson is an MSRE candidate at the University of Washington from India. Prior to joining UW, he has been a part of leading architecture firms CCBA design Pvt and Vastu Shilpa Consultants. He has studied architecture and interned with Pritzker-winning architect B V Doshi for one year, where he worked on large-scale institutional masterplan development.
After that, he worked with the architect Christopher Benninger for four years on institutional and residential development projects across India and China. During his career spanning more than four years, he has worked as a project architect for a police academy in Gujarat, India, and led the team effectively and passed the tender successfully. This whole experience magnified his team management and innate leadership qualities. However, after witnessing a severe negative impact on the financial returns for the developer of the project due to government restrictions, he decided to complement his design proficiencies with a commercial outlook.
By pursuing this course at UW, he aims to learn how to drive strategic large-scale projects from conceptualization to implementation and create a positive and sustainable economic impact. As the course is an amalgamation of finance and sustainable development, it would aid him as a young real estate professional to sustainably shape the cities of the future in all areas of the world.
In addition to being a travel enthusiast and licensed architect in India, Alex enjoys sports. Traveling allowed him to observe inequalities and the evolution of other societies, which helped him to comprehend cultures around the world better. Alex likes to sketch, hike, bike, and explore new areas in his free time.