Alex is a UK chartered architect and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, based in Edinburgh. Her practice, Wyatt MacLaren LLP, is a design-led partnership, working generally with community/faith groups. Recent completed design projects include a new £1.5m church in Camberwell, London. The practice enjoys an ongoing relationship, spanning several buildings over 20 years, with the Bromley-by-Bow Centre: a pioneering socially-motivated/community-led initiative in east London.

Alex splits her time between professional practice at Wyatt MacLaren LLP and an Assistant Professor role at Heriot-Watt University. Her research interests are in built environment cross-disciplinary collaboration and training the future industry. She co-chairs the construction training initiative charity ‘TEAMBUILD’, as Director of Education. In recognition of her work in cross-disciplinary professional education, Alex was selected to join the national cross-industry Construction Industry Council, Building Information Modelling (CIC BIM 2050) Panel, setting the industry agenda for future practice. She is an examiner for the Architects’ Registration Board and external examiner at the University of Greenwich.

Alex was asked to join the board of the Baltic Street Adventure Playground (BSAP): a community-led community interest company, enabling adventure play, with children in Glasgow. She sits on the City of Edinburgh Urban Design Panel.