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Alexa Bosse

Alexa Bosse is a registered architect and founding principal of the Philadelphia-based, public interest design firm, Hinge Collective, with masters degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Alexa’s 10 year career has centered around community-engaged design and community empowerment.  As a leader of Hinge Collective , Alexa has worked with community organizations, city officials, local business owners, residents, and youth groups to build consensus around the realization of badly needed safe, quality, open space in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Currently Alexa is leading a community engagement effort to foster ownership of the Frankford Pause Park with a group of local high school students as part of the Philadelphia Youth Network. Alexa is also teaching a graduate level design studio at the University of Pennsylvania focused on creating places for healing for communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Prior to Hinge Collective, Alexa worked as program director for the Community Design Collaborative’s Play Space initiative and international design competition.