ALEXANDRIA FROST

Polynomial

SAY IT LOUD - Nebraska Exhibitor

Nebraska Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Challenging the norms in the construction indus- try, specifically as it pertains to unique or custom portions of construction projects. It is exciting
to tell designers that they can design what they want, and it doesn’t have to be so difficult.

ALEXANDRIA FROST

Bio:

In 2015, Alex Frost graduated with her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and set out on the traditional path of joining an architecture practice. Through her project work, her interest in fabrication peaked. She desired to be more hands on with the process of getting things built which led her to joining Polynomial in 2019. A vital part of the team, she collaborates with designers, architects, and contractors on a variety of project types.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I grew up with a strong interest in art, math and science. I enjoyed how architecture and design have an ability to combine these interests in a tangible way.

 

What do you do?

I am a project manager at Polynomial, an interdis- ciplinary design and fabrication studio. My daily responsibilities vary from designing in the office, coordinating fabrication in the shop, running our CNCs, and managing installations on site.

What excites you in the work you do?

The most exciting aspect of my work is seeing projects through from a concept to a finished product. There is nothing better than going to site and seeing the owner/designer ecstatic about the work we do. It usually has a big impact in the space.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Challenging the norms in the construction indus- try, specifically as it pertains to unique or custom portions of construction projects. It is exciting to tell designers that they can design what they want, and it doesn’t have to be so difficult.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest accomplishment was being able to shift from a traditional architectural career path to a design focused fabrication career where I am able be a key component of growing our studio’s projects in scope and complexity.

 

Featured Project Name: 

First National Bank

 

Featured Project Location: 

Fort Collins, CO

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

Polynomial collaborated with RDG to refine the design of this custom CNC-plywood wall system for a branch bank in the student union. The system is composed of 2,600 unique parts and was designed to be fabricated in house and shipped to site to be installed by the facilities management team. The architects modeled the space to a conceptual level and then handed it off to the Polynomial to be made. In the end, the client was elated and the students were in awe of it as they pass by.

Photography Credit:

Thomas Grady Photography

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