Native Oakland-based designer Alex Schofield focuses on emerging technologies and materials research, and their implications within the build environment. He completed his M.Arch at University of California, Berkeley, where he received the Mario Ciampi Art in Architecture Award for his parafictional exploration of the fabrication, agency, and form of an architecture built from coffee grounds. He has since completed a residency at Pier 9 through Autodesk, and has lectured and presented his work in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Scaling from objects, to architectural components, to large-scale assemblies, Alex's work rethinks spatial making with an emphasis on materiality. If he isn't working in the studio, you can often find him enjoying a cup of coffee. During Alex's May/June residency with Workshop Residence, he will focus on transforming coffee grounds into a series of functional objects.