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Alex Donahue

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Alex Donahue
Born(1988-09-26)September 26, 1988
Dubois, Pennsylvania
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
🏅 Awards2020 Good Design Award (Chicago Athenaeum), 2020 Gold medal International Design Awards

Alex Donahue is an award-winning American designer and lecturer [1], most noted for product design. [2] His work, titled "Pride Watch" [3][4] was awarded the gold medal at the 2020 International Design Awards [5] in addition, the design won the acclaimed 2020 Good Design Award (Chicago Athenaeum). Noted for being one of the oldest design awards program in the United States, beginning as a sponsorship of the MoMA in New York City and continues today by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.[6][7] In addition, Donahue has also won the Italian based A' Design award. [8] Donahue's designs are often minimal, but carry a deeper meaning or cause. [9] Donahue has also practiced architecture at several internationally recognized design firms which include the office of Michael Graves, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM),[10] Sculpture in the Environment (SITE) and Pei Cobb Freed[11] the architecture firm founded by I.M.Pei. [12][13]


Early Career[edit]

Donahue began his career working at SITE as a mentee of noted artist James Wines[12] and collaborated with Wines on the Terra Time Watch series. [14] Donahue holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture, post-professional Master of Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Real Estate from Georgetown University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Design at the University of Maryland, College Park where he also lectures. Donahue contributed to the Daily Collegian as an editorial cartoonist, he also created public artwork in State College, PA during his time there.[15] [16]


Donahue currently lectures at George Washington University in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.[17] and The University of Maryland [18] He was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award. [19] Donahue serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture [20] [21][22]

See also[edit]

  • James Wines
  • SITE
  • Product Design


  1. "The Good Design Awards". www.good-designawards.com.
  2. "Projects Watches + DDNKA Studio - Small Biz Spotlight". Design Milk. June 22, 2020.
  3. "Alex Donahue". Projects Watches.
  4. "Pride Watch". Projects Watches.
  5. "zoom-single | IDA".
  6. "The Good Design Awards". www.good-designawards.com.
  7. "Good Design | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art.
  8. Competition, A' Design Award &. "Pride Watch by Alex Donahue". competition.adesignaward.com.
  9. https://wristwatchreview.com/2020/08/07/a-roundup-of-some-recent-projects-watches-releases/
  10. "Home". SOM.
  11. "Pei Cobb Freed & Partners". www.pcf-p.com.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "About SITE". SITE.
  13. "SITE's Archinect profile". Archinect.
  14. "Projects Terra Time Grey". Watches.com.
  15. Baum, Monica. "Uncle Eli's springs into the season with new storefront mural". The Daily Collegian.
  16. "Daily Collegian Adds Local Cartoonist". Onward State. July 27, 2010.
  17. "Alex Donahue | Corcoran School of the Arts & Design | The George Washington University". corcoran.gwu.edu.
  18. "Alex Donahue | School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation". arch.umd.edu.
  19. "MAPP Honors Teaching Excellence, Exceptional Service with 2020 Commencement Awards | School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation". arch.umd.edu.
  20. Collegian, Maddie Turner | The Daily. "Penn State alumni launch Stuckeman School campaign to promote diversity, make architecture more affordable". The Daily Collegian.
  21. https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/alumni/meet-board
  22. https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/content/architecture-affiliate-program-group

Category:Environmental design Category:Product design Category:American design Category:Higher education Category:Architectural education Category:People from Pennsylvania Category:1988 births

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