Alex is a Bay Area native where he began his architectural career after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a one-year Rotary scholarship studying in Denmark. His international experience additionally includes three years working in a studio in Milan, Italy where he designed a wide variety of projects in Milan, Tuscany and Sardinia. These experiences greatly influenced his architectural sensibility and continued worldly travels augment and enrich his design vocabulary.
Upon his return from Italy, Alex established Studio Bergtraun, Architects in 1988. Alex and his wife Michelle thoroughly enjoy the Bay Area cultural life and natural wonders while trying to stay ahead of their two sons.