About the Event
Alene Küpper is a registered architect and part of the "Architektenkammer BadenWürttemberg" (Institute of Architects in South West Germany). She currently works as a "General Planer" (otherwise referred to as Architectural Project Manager) with a focus on the development of architecture from a complex context of cultural and social aspects, not only fulfilling technical and formal qualities, but rather the assumption of social responsibility.
The scope of work completed ranges from interior projects focusing on the entire identity of the spaces from ceiling to floor, creating a character in each minute detail to large multi-story developments that are over 15,000 sqm which are concerned with varied groups of users with specific ties bringing them together.
Alene holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the Caribbean School of Architecture, Jamaica (2013), as well as a Master of Architecture from DIA, Germany(2015), while completing 8 months of exchange at CalPoly USA.
Outside of architecture, due to her continued training and experiences in the business sector, Alene has been able to give valuable strategic advice on a management level in a variety of companies in the design and product industries.
Among her achievements, is the Deans list at one of the best Architectural Universities in the US while working a part-time job and completing her thesis in Germany simultaneously. She is grateful to have worked on award-winning projects across Europe, Asia, and the USA, most dear to her being the Bolon eyewear projects in China and Singapore. Traveling and exploring 25 countries thus far has been a great achievement as she aspires to continue exploring different spaces and cultures around the world.
Alene aims to continue consulting in a strategic manner to significantly revolutionize the way companies practice architecture on the business level as well as in the efficiency of the practice itself.
Island City Lab is a think-tank that confronts the defining issues affecting the built environment of island nations. As urban professionals, we see the need for the creation and dissemination of best practices in the urban development of our towns and cities.
A major goal for this organization will be to convene stakeholders and break down silos across design, real estate, transit, housing, sustainability, and policy sectors to come together to share new ideas and interrogate commonly held ones around major urban issues