With an early interest in buildings, construction and how spaces influence the quality of life of their occupants, Alexandra moved to Philadelphia, PA where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Moore College of Art and Design. Following her Bachelors Degree, Ms. Wirshing achieved a Masters Degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. As an intern for Interlink Group during her college years, Alexandra had the opportunity to work in the field on projects such as Pizzeria Uno at Centro Europa, Dorado Reef Residences and Las Casitas Development at El Conquistador Hotel.
It was in DC where she formally began her professional career as she worked at internationally renowned firms such as Grimm and Parker Architects and Lehman-Smith+McLeish. During her time at Grimm and Parker Architects, Alexandra worked on projects such as Esperanza Middle School, Stafford County High School, West Springfield Government Center and West End Elementary School. At Lehman-Smith + McLeish her project experience includes: Gannet/ USA Today Headquarters, Freddie Mac’s PHO IV, Suncoast Bank, Batton Boggs Law Office, Office of the Commissioner of the GSA, General Dynamics and Reliant Energy.
In 2003, Alexandra moved to Puerto Rico where she was later able to work as the Interior Architect for the The Salvation Army Ponce Corps, The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in San Juan, and as the furniture installation manager for the DEA Offices in Guaynabo, among other.
Alexandra joined DDD group in 2016 as Project Architect. During her time with DDD she has led the Architecture Department in projects such as The USCBP Labs, US Fajardo Customs House, PR Wire Group and USCBP Mayaguez Marine Unit. As project architect she has also worked on the management of the USCBP Fajardo Marine Unit, among others.
With twenty five (25) years of experience in the design and construction industry, Alexandra has acquired vast experience in designing multiple building and project types, complexities and budgetary concerns such as educational, corporate, research laboratories, residential, hospitality, retail and federal government projects. Ms. Wirshing’s professional experience also includes working as an Interior Design College Professor at The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in Washington, DC as well as Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico. She is a Registered Architect, an NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, and a LEED Green Associate. She recently obtained the Green Globes Professional certification, the only one in her profession on the island. Her experience, management, analytical and design skills are assets she brings to any project. She is an active member of the Colegio de Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico.