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Alex Kinnan

Project Designer

Alex joined The Brooklyn Studio in the summer of 2021. He earned his Master of Architecture from Kansas State University in 2021, and he holds a Bachelor of Leadership Studies from Kansas State, which he received in 2019. In the autumn of 2019, Alex attended Fondazione Centro Studi in Orvieto, Italy, where he studied the urban fabric of Italian cities.

Prior to joining The Brooklyn Studio, Alex was an intern at The Lawrence Group in New York City, where he worked on a variety of hospitality and interiors projects. Alex has also worked as a Historical American Building Surveyor for Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, working to add more mid-century buildings to the National Register.

Alex grew up in Kansas City. In his free time, Alex enjoys running, reading, and photography.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Going for a run and nothing hurting.

What is your greatest fear?

Losing my wallet and earthquakes.

What is your greatest extravagance?

A good haircut.

What talent would you most like to have?

The ability to do math without scratch paper.

What is your favorite color?

Green (but it changes frequently).

What is your favorite virtue?


Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Toyo Ito.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Marcel Breuer.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

Consistent details.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

Adaptive reuse.

Who is your favorite author?

Gillian Flynn.

Who is your hero of fiction?


Who is your favorite artist?

Robert Adams.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Whoever invented the Negroni.

What is your most treasured possession?

My Airpods.

Where would you like to live?


What quality do you most admire in others?


Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and The Death and Life of Great American Cities.