Kevin Alter is a graduate of Bennington College and of Harvard University. He is the Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, where he served as Academic Director for Architecture Programs and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs from 2001 – 2014.
His professional practice, alterstudio architecture, llp, has received more than one hundred design awards, including a 2013 national AIA Housing Award, and been widely published. A book on his work, Alterstudio Architecture: 6 Houses, was published in the fall of 2014 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Editor of twelve books, his writing has also appeared in Architecture, Progressive Architecture, and Architectural Design, among other journals and books. He has curated sixteen exhibitions that have been shown in numerous venues internationally, and organized many symposia. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia University and the Catholic University of America, and he was the Favrot Visiting Professor at Tulane University. He has also been a visiting critic, reviewer and lecturer at dozens of institutions around the world.