Dorothy Baxter Alexander

General Information

Occupation: Architect, Photographer

Birth City: Montreal

Birth Country: Canada

Resident City: New York

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Photographic images at

Archive/Repository: IAWA online inventory at:

Sources: IAWA, Special Collections Newman Library, Ms2001-056


Subject: Photographs

Description: Specilties in urban landscapes, street portraits, portraits of artists and writers

Notes: Photographs have been exhibited in various galleries in New York


Employer: Baker and Blake

City: New York

Notes: Alexander worked Baker & Blake as New York Associate of the Viennese Architect Hans Hollein on the Richard Feigen Gallery (Now Hanae Mori Couture)

Employer: Offices of Richard Meier and Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer

City: New York

Employer: Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (disbanded 1983)

Title: Staff Photographer for the Institute's magazine-Skyline

Employer: The Writer's Voice

Title: House Photographer

Notes: Alexander worked simultaneously with the Academy of American Poets

Employer: The Academy of American of Poets

Title: House Photographer

Notes: Alexander worked simultaneously with the Writer's Voice

Employer: West SIde Spirit and Toronto Globe & Mail

Title: Freelance Photographer

Employer: Small architectural practice maintained by Alexander

Title: Architect

Notes: Jobs have included: commercial remodelling for the Arriflex Corporation, Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Panavision and the Jack Tilton Gallery, among other clients.

Employer: American Institute of Architects

Title: Staff photographer for Oculus, the magazine of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

City: New York

Employer: The American Academy of Arts & Letters

Title: Photographer

Employer: Wurster Bernardi & Emmons

City: San Francisco

Employer: D.B. Alexander, Architect

Title: Architect

City: San Francisco

Notes: After working andd training in the offices of Wurster and Bernardi, ALexander opened her own firm, D.B. Alexander Architect. Projects included: 2 apartment buildings for Sinsheimer Development in San Luis Obispo; Duplexes for Views Land Co., in Sausalito; and houses and residential remodeling in San Francisco.


No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


No awards on record


Title: Serial Images

Description: Abstract photographs

Country: delete

Notes: First exhibited in 1973 and since some of the Serial Images along with her portraits are collections at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris and in the National Portrait Gallery

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: McGill University School of Architecture

Institution: Episcopal Preparatory School

Institution: Sorbonne


License: Licensed Architect

Organization: State of California

Professional Affiliations

No affiliations on record

Publications By

Title: The Power of Suggestion Ambiguities Abound in Hollein's Work

Publication: Interiors

Volume: 136

Issue: 7

Page: 70-73

Notes: February 1977

Publications About

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