Oana Stanescu


Romanian architect Oana Stanescu is a founding partner of the New York–based design firm, Family, and cofounder of the Friends of +Pool nonprofit. Her work in architecture features a multidisciplinary approach, which can be seen in the ambitious design of the world’s first floating pool and Family’s 2013 stage design for Kanye West Yeezuz tour. Stanescu recently stepped out to start a practice under her own name, taking her extensive experience working on exhibition design, public housing, and commercial projects, as well as urban development, with her. In addition to running her practice, Stanescu also teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has held teaching positions at MIT and Columbia University GSAPP. Oana and Ahmadreza met ten years ago in Switzerland and on the Argo Factory she collaborates with ASA North as a design advisor.