Alex is a founding Partner at Collective and serves as the Principal-In-Charge of Design. He is especially involved in building the foundation for Collective’s understanding of the client’s needs and leading the design team to solutions that meet the aesthetic and budgetary goals for the project. Alex’s commitment to understanding each client is evident in the diverse design solutions in the firm’s portfolio. Alex graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Architecture and later returned to his alma mater as a professor where his two decades of experience helped shape the future generation, some of whom are now Collective employees.
Charles is a founding Partner at Collective and runs the day-to-day operations of the firm. As such he is responsible for Collective’s commitment to the client, attends all major presentations, and coordinates the firms operations. With over 30 years’ experience Charles brings guidance and leadership to projects that benefits the client and the broader project team. Charles began his career after attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture.
Marilyn has been with Collective since 2012 and is in charge of the Collective PERÚ office since 2016. She is involved in every aspect of projects but especially in making sure they get delivered on time, within the client’s budget and in the best quality of design possible. Marilyn graduated from Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina and got a Masters in Architecture from Virginia Tech’s WAAC, where she has also taught. She has also studied for different periods of time at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico, UC Berkeley in California, and Bauhaus University in Germany.