Oana Stanescu

Design Critic in Architecture

Oana Stănescu runs her eponymous design studio from New York.

Her projects include the collaborative +POOL, a floating, water filtering swimming pool, as well as a wide range of collaborations with Nike, Virgil Abloh, The Office of PlayLab, 2×4, Arup, New Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Need Supply, Fool’s Gold, and many more.

Oana’s work has been celebrated in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Madame Figaro, Architect Magazine, New York Magazine, Mark, Time magazine or Cultured, to name a few. Prior to establishing her own studio she was a co founder of the NY based practice Family.

Oana has previously taught at MIT in Cambridge, GSAPP Columbia University, Cooper Union and the Architectural Association in London, in addition to lecturing in places like Princeton University, Sciarc, The University of Memphis, University of South Florida, University of Arizona, Women in Design Denver, Neocon and AIA Chicago or Design Miami in collaboration with the UN.

Her current projects are in New York, Romania, South East Asia and Canada.