B I O G R A P H Y
A NICE JEWISH BOY FROM NEW YORK, Alan always knew he wanted to be an architect but never had a chance to meet one until he was a senior in college. After graduating from Yeshiva University with degrees in English Literature and Medieval Jewish History he went on to study architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design and then at Washington University in St Louis where he earned his masters degree in architecture.
WITH OVER 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE working in offices both large and small he has had the opportunity to work on the widest range of projects; from schools and hospitals, skyscrapers and mixed use developments to residences and restaurants. When his best friends bought an old house they insisted that he do the renovation. It was then that he realized that his professional satisfaction was not linked to the size or scope of the project, but to his connection with the client. Whether it’s a modest home renovation or the most successful retail development in the country, what drives Alan is the collaborative design process. His designs are more than elegant lines representing some idealized notion of architecture. They are the product of a creative relationship that builds spaces for real people.
MAYER + ASSOCIATES was born out of Alan’s deep desire to do architecture in a more humane way – to create spaces with the client at the center.
ALAN J MAYER – AIA – PRINCIPAL