Oana Stanescu is an architect and founding partner of Family and co-founder of Friends of + POOL. Her  New York-based design firm creates ambitious and whimsical architecture, from a floating, filtering pool to a 50-foot volcano for Kanye West to a net-zero residential complex in Dallas. She has written for numerous architectural publications such as Domus, MARK and Abitare, and co-taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Stanescu was profiled in the New York Times and has lectured at the at the Bezalel Faculty of Architecture in Jerusalem and the Memphis chapter of the AIA. Before founding Family with Dong-Ping Wong, her partner in Family, Oana graduated from the University of Timisoara in Romania. Stanescu has worked at Herzog & de Meuron, OMA, SANAA, Architecture for Humanity and REX.

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