Oana Stănescu is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a Romanian architect who runs her eponymous design studio from New York.
With a wide ranging and interdisciplinary practice, Oana’s work is reflecting her pursuit of freedom. She is interested in the spatial translation of ideas and environments as reflections of culture at large.
Most recently, Oana was nominated for the 2019 MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program. Her projects include the +POOL, a floating, water filtering swimming pool, as well as a wide-range of collaborations with Nike, MoMA, Virgil Abloh, The Office of PlayLab, 2x4, Arup, New Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Need Supply, Fool’s Gold, Kanye West, and many more.
Current projects include the reconversion of a 500m-long funicular into a public park in Romania, a non-profit hotel on the island of Bali in Indonesia, and a vacation home in Canada. From time to time she is also writing and teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Architectural Association.