Alejandro Haidoulis Ocampos

ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE

Alejandro joined Design Engine in the autumn of 2023 after graduating with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Architecture from the University of Reading.

Alejandro joined Design Engine in the autumn of 2023 after graduating with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Architecture from the University of Reading.

During his time at University, Alejandro was awarded the Chancellor’s award twice and nominated for a Bronze RIBA award.

His final project, Seed Sentinel, was a scheme to protect and regrow woodlands in Berkshire and the wider UK. An underground seed-bank and processing centre was designed to harvest cones, prepare and test the genetic germinating ability of the seeds and store them to ultimately produce saplings for future regeneration.

In his second year, Alejandro received a 3D Representation Award for his model-making and graphical rendition in architectural drawing skills.

Alejandro enjoys exploring new methods to represent his work such as in his final 2nd year project where he interpreted Martha Graham’s modern dance into Bauhaus mosaics and architecture. 

For his 3rd year Visualisation module, Alejandro combined plaster moulds with timber to explore and showcase the connectivity of brutalist ideologies, with the possibility to grow indefinitely.