Alexander Luckmann

Hi! I'm an architectural historian and writer based in Santa Barbara and New Orleans. I study modern and contemporary architecture - particularly religious architecture and historic preservation - in Germany and the United States. 

I am a graduate student in the History of Art and Architecture department at UC Santa Barbara. My writing has appeared  in platforms including Slate, Art in Translation, react/review, New York Review of Architecture, and The Architect's Newspaper. I also translate texts on architecture and culture from German.

Before starting grad school, I worked as a landscape designer at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Brooklyn for four years. I also helped organize the Archtober festival at the Center for Architecture, and served as Curatorial Intern for the 2018 exhibition "The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism" at SFMOMA. I received a BA in Art History from Vassar College and an MA in the History of Art and Architecture from UC Santa Barbara. 

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