Alexander Gorlin opened his practice in Manhattan upon returning from the American Academy in Rome where he won a Rome Prize in Architecture.  A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture, Mr. Gorlin applies modernist principles to a broad range of projects, including high-end residential work, apartment buildings, schools, religious buildings, master planning, and supportive and affordable housing.  He is noted for his inventive use of space, light and natural materials.