My name is Alex Neves. Born and raised in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with Cape Verdian roots. As a motivated, creative individual I have always had a strong interest in architecture and urbanism. Opting for the TU Delft (University of Technology) was therefore an obvious choice. After completing a Bachelor (B.Sc) in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Science, I decided to follow a dual Master track to further improve my skills and knowledge in these fields of study. As a result, I graduated in 2012 from the TU Delft with two masters (M.Sc) in Architecture and Urbanism. For my graduation project, I designed a high speed trainstation of Entrecampos in Lisbon (Portugal), together with a sustainable proposal for the railway area. During this final project, I conducted research using the space syntax method (a method that incorporates elements of the 'new' digital world, such as GIS, GPS and Mobile phone tracking).
ANEVES Architecture & Urbanism
As a starting architect and urban designer, I was eager to apply the knowledge I had acquired during my academic training in both disciplines. In 2013, I set up ANEVES, my own private firm assisting a variety of clients with projects related to architecture and urbanism. Academically trained in both architecture and urban planning at the TUDelft, I implement my knowledge and experience in order to deliver customized solutions. My strength lies in strategic and integral design. My analytical skills allow me to project and map possibilities, thereby coming up with workable solutions to the problems at hand in any given project and scale level. I constantly seek opportunities to develop skills necessary to cope with current challenges and opportunities related to spatial issues. In doing so, sustainability and innovation are my main focal points.
From analytical architect+urban designer to Plekkenmaker
Continuïng my work as independent architect and urban designer, I am increasingly involved in spatial participation projects. This development has taken more form with the (co-)founding of De Plekkenmakers in 2017. De Plekkenmakers are creative do-ers and analytical thinkers in architecture, urban design, brand- and processmanagement. Each with another perspective connected by a common passion for spatial issues. Places -inside and out- fascinate us. A nice place is more than a pile of stones or a piece of land. It's the people, the history and the stories that give a place identity and inspire us.
De Plekkenmakers are there for anyone who wants something with a place. Governments, real estate and area developers, entrepeneurs, (social) organizations and users who want to turn an existing building or area into a cool place to be. With an authentic founded concept, we design and realize a special place with a story.