Work architecture company (workac) was founded in 2003 by amale andraos and dan wood. based in new york, workac strives to develop architectural and urban planning projects that engage culture and consciousness, nature and artificiality, surrealism and pragmatism. The practice has international roots; the partners have lived and worked in Europe, the middle east and asia and workac’s ataff is drawn from different cultures and countries, harnessing difference as inspiration.



Workac is involved in projects at all scale, ranging from a 90-acre “new city” in las vegas to a single family villa in ordos, inner Mongolia, china. Recent projects include the installation ‘public farm I’ at psi/moma, a new branch library for the kew gardens hills in queens, the new headquarter building for, new public spaces and streetscape design for the bam cultural district and an extension of the clark art institute at mass moca.


The practice is supplemented by the partners’ academic involvement. Andraos and wood have taught at various universities including Harvard university, the university of Pennsylvania, and ohio state. Together they have teach at Princeton university, focusing on the relationship between ecology and urbanism. This research is the subject of their book on visionary projects called’49 cities’, to be published in april this year.



In 2008, workac was selected for the architectural league’s “emerging voices”, the Venice biennale, architectural record’s “winter night’s” lecture series, and nominated for the chernikhov prize.

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