Oana Stănescu

Architect & Founder, Oana Stanescu Studio + Critic @ Harvard Graduate School of Design

Oana Stănescu is a Romanian architect, designer, writer and educator who is currently building in North America and Europe. Her studio’s work is an undisciplined collection of projects across scales, programs and collaborators, always in the pursuit of the affect of physical space. She is based in New York and Berlin, and current projects under construction include the reconversion of a ½ km long bridge in Reșița, Romania, a very long house in Canada and an attic in the South of France.

Oana has been profiled in publications like The New York Times, El Pais, Complex, Madame Figaro, the Financial Times and PIN UP, while her work has been published in numerous international publications like Time Magazine, Glamour, NY Magazine, Wired, Fast Company, Cultured or many more. She has worked with Virgil Abloh, a close friend and collaborator, Kanye West, Coachella, ERL, the New Museum, MoMA, Fool’s Gold, Need Supply, The office of Playlab, SSENSE and the Storefront for Art and Architecture. In addition to running her international design studio and think tank from Berlin & New York, Ms. Stănescu also teaches at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland and Harvard GSD and MIT in Cambridge, USA.

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