Emerging Voices winner profile

WORK Architecture Company (WORKac)

WORKac | Landsbanki. Image courtesy WORKac

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

WORKac won a 2008 award.

WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) was founded in 2002 by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Based in New York City, WORKac pursues projects at all scales, from residential and commercial interiors to private residences, housing, institutional buildings, and urban planning projects both in New York and internationally. The firm’s name, WORK, captures its design philosophy, “represent[ing] the rigorous analysis and relentless testing of concepts to find the specific solution.”

Recent projects include the Diane von Furstenberg Studio Headquarters in New York; Anthropologie Dos Logos in Corona, CA; the project “Cadavre Exquis Lebanese: Beirut” for the Rotterdam Biennale 2007; and the BAM Cultural District Master Plan in Brooklyn, NY. WORKac was just named winner of the 2008 P.S.1/MoMA Young Architects Program.

In 2005, WORKac received an AIA Design Prize; in 2006, it was selected for the AIA’s first “New York New Practices” portfolio prize for young firms, and was one of ten international offices featured in Architectural Record’s “Design Vanguard.”  WORKac has been featured in publications including Metropolis, Interior Design, the New York Times, Abitare, Frame, Vogue, Azure, New York Magazine, and the Architects’ Newspaper.

Amale Andraos received her BArch from McGill University and her MArch at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Harvard GSD and Princeton University’s School of Architecture. Dan Wood received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MArch from Columbia University, and is currently an adjunct professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture.