Amale Andraos


Amale Andraos is co-founder of WORKac, a New York based firm that strives to develop architectural and urban planning projects. Some recent projects include the winning competition entry for MoMA/PS1’s YAP program installation ‘Public Farm 1’, a branch library for Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, a new performance space for Issue Project Room, the extension of the Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston and the first Edible Schoolyard New York City with chef Alice Waters. WORKac’s entry for the redesign of Hua Qiang Bei Road, was recently awarded first place in the international competition for the redesign of Shenzhen’s busiest shopping street. This year, WORKac was the recipient of a New York Design Commission award and nominated for the Chernikhov Prize.

Supplementing her practice, Andraos has taught at various universities including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Together with her partner Dan Wood, she currently teaches at Princeton University with a focus on ecology and urbanism. This research is the subject of their recent publications ’49 Cities’ and ‘Above the Pavement the Farm’ Andraos received her Bachelors of Architecture at McGill University and her Masters of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

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