Alejandro Martinez Suarez, MArch

Alex Martinez Suarez is a Dominican architect, researcher, and educator. He holds a master's in advanced architecture from the Berlage Institute, Netherlands, and an ALM in museum studies from Harvard Extension School. He is also alumni from the curatorial studies program Curando Caribe. He is an active member of the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement (DoCoMoMo) Dominicano, Erwin Walter Palm Foundation and International Council of Museums (ICOM). His work has been published extensively and he is presently a columnist and member of the editorial board of Arquitexto Magazine, while collaborating on other editorial projects. Along with his independent curatorial practice, he is currently general coordinator and museographer at the Museo Fernando Peña Defilló, a private museum in Santo Domingo. He has curated several exhibitions on the subject of modernism and in 2014 he was co-editor of the book Architecture in the Path of the Sun: Understanding Dominican Modernity, published for the 2014 Architecture Venice Biennale. Since 2009, he has been an adjunct professor at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and since 2016 an international academic leader at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. He has taught and lectured at Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogota; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico, Ponce; the Architectural Association (AA) Haiti Visiting School, Port-au-Prince; and Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Santo Domingo. He has been awarded with several research prizes, scholarships and grants, recently receiving the 2018 National Youth Award of the Dominican Republic (cultural development field). He is principal of Archipiélago, an interdisciplinary and collaborative platform focused in architecture, academia, art, and cultural management.


  • MArch Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands