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Anna Neimark, 2004

Founding Partner, First Office

Anna Neimark is an immigrant from Russia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MArch in Architecture at Harvard University

Anna Neimark is a founding partner of First Office. She is also a lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.

A naturalized citizen, she was born in Russia and moved to the United States at the age of 14. Her family now lives in Jackson Heights, NY. She is married to Michael Osman.

Anna completed her architecture master's program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. In 2003, she received a BA degree with high honors in architecture from Princeton University, and received the Haarlow Prize for the best paper in humanistic studies, the Joseph Shanley Travel Prize for architectural design, and the Art and Archaeology Frederick Barnard White Prize for the best thesis in architectural theory. Her thesis, which had substantial visual and written components, explored how architectural theory in early modern Europe was shaped by new forms of inquiry into the human body.

Upon completing her masters, Anna was a junior architect at the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. She taught a studio class in Harvard University's Career Discovery Program. Anna was awarded the Julia Amory Appleton Traveling Fellowship to pursue a year-long independent research and design project entitled, "Water, Politics, Architecture."

Anna is fluent in Russian, French, German, and English and plans to become an architect of international scope. Her work has been displayed at a Princeton University gallery and recently published in a London journal of architectural theory and design, Sexymachinery.
 

Education
  • MArch Architecture | Harvard University 2007
  • BA Architecture | Princeton University 2003
Awards
  • MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, Finalist
  • Architect's Newspaper: Young Architect of 2015
  • 2015 Architectural League Prize 2015: Authenticity
Work History
  • First Office, Founding Partner
  • SCI-Arc, Full-Time Faculty
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