Eva Franch i Gilabert
Associate Professor Adjunct
Eva Franch i Gilabert is an architect. Franch’s work articulates global desires with local understandings with an interest in new architecture histories and potential futures. Franch specializes in curatorial activism and planetary pedagogies and practices. Former Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, between 2010-2018, Franch was Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, between 2010-18, and co-curated the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Franch is a licensed and registered architect in Spain since 2003 when she founded OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs).
Franch has directed the Thesis Studio at The Cooper Union and Rice University School of Architecture and taught seminars and design studios at Princeton University, Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo, and Rice University School of Architecture. Franch has received the Reyner Banham Fellowship, the Wortham Fellowship, the La Caixa Fellowship, a Schloss Solitude Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation and the US State Department. She has received numerous awards and her work has been exhibited internationally including the Venice Architecture Biennale, FAD Barcelona, and the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, among others. Publications by Franch include Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014), Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015) and Manual (Lars Muller, 2017), all published as part of the project for collective practice, OfficeUS.
Franch's CV is available here. Photograph by Stefan Ruiz.