Alessandro Orsini

Alessandro Orsini is an architect holding licenses in Italy and the United Kingdom and a founding principal of Architensions with experience working on a wide range of projects both internationally and in the US. His work focuses on architecture at the intersection of the political, social, and environmental spatial networks with specific interests in redefining new modes of collective living. He was selected with Architensions as the Next Progressive by Architect Magazine in 2020 and by Wallpaper for their 2022 architects’ directory and USA 300, including Alessandro among the people defining America’s creative landscape.

Alongside practice, he teaches design studios at Columbia University GSAPP and has served as a guest critic in multiple architecture schools, including Yale, Pratt, and Cooper Union. Alessandro has contributed to journals including Vesper, Faktur, Studio Magazine, and Forma Urbana, Architensions’ first book, published by Libria in 2015. Alessandro received his master’s in architecture “summa cum laude” at Roma Tre University in Rome and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University GSAPP.