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Alicia Volcy

Founder & CEO

About me

Alicia Volcy is a dynamic designer and real estate developer who creates spaces and places for organizations with innovative community development initiatives. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Florida A & M University.

With over a decade of experience in the design and real estate industry, Alicia has developed a reputation for her creative approach to design and her ability to deliver projects that are beautiful and culturally inclusive. She has worked on a variety of high-profile projects, including the Best of the Batch Foundation Clubhouse and Rhythm Square, a mixed-use development project in Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

In addition to her work as a designer and developer, Alicia is also a passionate advocate for women and minority designers in the industry. She served as President of National Organization of Minority Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter where she led the organization’s inaugural Architecture Camp for youth, Project Pipeline. She has been featured in Architect Magazine as an advocate for social justice within the architecture community, and Beyond the Built, a publication dedicated to highlighting the achievements of talented minority professionals in the design and construction industry.

Alicia’s commitment to excellence has earned her numerous grant awards and recognitions. Her pre-development work on Rhythm Square earned the project awards from Federal Home Loan Bank, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. She was also recognized by Carnegie Mellon University as an Emerging Professional in their Women on the Rise Cohort. 

Through her expertise in design and real estate, Alicia has established herself as a leader in the industry. She was named as one of the Women in Green SHEROS by the USGBC in 2020 and received the AIA Paula Maynes Award for her significant contributions in the architecture industry and community service. Her ability to deliver exceptional results and passion for advocating for MBE/WBE owned businesses, has earned her a reputation as one to watch in the city!

If you’re looking for a talented and experienced professional with a proven track record of success, look no further than Alicia Volcy. With her impressive educational background, notable projects, and numerous awards and recognitions, she is sure to exceed your expectations and help you achieve your goals.


  • Bachelor of Architecture Florida A & University
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Florida A & M University
  • UDREAM Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

Studio Volcy a multidisciplinary design and real estate development studio, exists to research, design and develop residential and retail typologies that can be catalysts in shifting the ways that we
approach neighborhood revitalization.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

T. 412.229.7040 E. info@studiovolcy.com