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Ana Arenas

Senior Designer

A Senior Designer at AW–ARCH, Ana has experience with an array of project types that focus on engaging the public realm. She is a thoughtful interpreter of community-focused architectural objectives and the varied ways these projects impact urban populations. Ana has conducted research on cooperative housing as well as on pandemic resilience in public schools, and has contributed to both community development journals and student  architectural publications.

Ana received her M.Arch. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture and Planning, and a B.Des.Arch. summa cum laude from the University of Florida.

Alex Anmahian, AIA

Co-Founder / Principal


Alex Anmahian co-founded AW–ARCH in 1992. For more than 30 years, the firm has completed a broad range of notable institutional, commercial, and residential projects in the US and abroad. Alex and co-founder Nick Winton direct the design of all projects at AW, including buildings, art installations, industrial objects, and furniture. The firm's work has been published widely and has been awarded the highest honors within the design industry. 

In addition to AW's practice, Alex teaches, lectures, and serves as visiting critic at leading design schools, both nationally and internationally. He has served on the Board of ArchitectureBoston magazine, on the Board of Directors of the Boston Architectural College, and on the Board of Directors of the Boston Society of Architects, including as its Commissioner of Design. 

Alex received an M.Arch. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, thesis with distinction, and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Florida.

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