Alexander Bushkoff

With almost 20 years of experience in design, Alex draws inspiration from the exercise of creative instinct to develop a project from the abstract to the physical.

  • I’m from  Cambridge, MA. Grandparents came from Russia, Sweden and Scotland.

  • My education  Cambridge Pilot School; BA, University of California Santa Cruz; M.Arch, University of California Los Angeles

  • Why PCA?  Because the people make the place a socially responsible and rewarding place to work.

  • A project I’m proud of  Hattie Kelton Apartments

  • A space that has affected me  The Carpenter Center at Harvard University by Le Corbusier

  • I’m inspired by  leaders who have practiced techniques that influence culture to reject divisiveness: MLK, Malcolm X, Ghandi, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela.

  • On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me  watching English soccer or surfing.

  • Cats or dogs?  Cats

  • On my playlist  The Clash. Public Enemy. The English Beat. The Specials.

  • If I were a Pantone swatch, my color would be  12-0404 — Light Gray.

  • Favorite book  Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon

  • One thing most people don’t know about me  I was a sponsored skateboarder in the 1990s.

  • The most fulfilling thing I've done  Start a family.

  • A volunteering cause I support  Citizen Schools. Stocking food pantries.