Frankie Alchanati contributes to BKP while she earns her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University. A thoughtful student, Frankie has conducted focus groups and surveys to understand how users perceive and experience architecture. Her advanced appreciation for diverse perspectives and desire to shape spaces that impact people in meaningful ways stems from years of world travels and involvement in service organizations.
As the sole daughter in a set of triplets, Frankie experienced the world as both part of a collective and the only female. She learned the importance of independence even within the confines of a group. This has shaped her desire to create architecture that elevates the user experience while supporting cohesive functional and aesthetic goals. Internship experiences in Los Angeles and Philadelphia have strengthened her skills in Revit, construction documentation, and working as part of the design and construction team.
Originally from California, Frankie came to Philadelphia to attend Drexel. On campus, she serves as a student representative in the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and as vice president of Hillel for which she coordinates and plans events. Off campus, she teaches confirmation classes to middle and high school students at Rodeph Shalom synagogue. Frankie also served as freshman class representative and as a math tutor with Trapezium Math Club. In her free time, she’s a film buff – enjoying everything from documentaries to Bollywood cinema.