Vassar College

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Vassar College

     nina edwards anker born in new york city, 1971 Thaulows Vei 7A, 0369 Oslo, Norway t: (+47) 41 50 89 37

     Education Harvard University

    Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1997 - June 2001

    Master of Architecture I

    Thesis Project “Moving Red Hook: a Compression of the Promenade”. Explored alternative forms of organization of the waterfront. Proposed a reconfiguration of the existing urban elements using the water as the integrating factor. Developed design principles for building in a given space, responding to new technological developments and programmatic demands while drawing from a neighborhood’s historical traces.

    Core and Option Studio Critics: Preston Scott Cohen, Nader Terani, Kathryn Dean, Vincent James. Projects include Roxbury housing, Boston community library, and Tulane University Student Center proposals

Architectural Association

    Graduate School of Architecture, London, U.K, 1995 -1997

    First year studio: interlocking greenhouses in the Fens, U.K.. Developed project from analysis of topographical layers in Fen landscape and study of material application. Advised by Mark Heyduk and Elizabeth Adams

    Second year studio: sculpture pavilion at South Bank, London. Analyzed influencing factors of spatial usage of London’s South Bank and explored variations on the theme

    of choreography of inhabitation. Advised by Carles Muro

Columbia University

    Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, NY, NY, Summer 1995 Proposed residential building whose form developed from geology of Manhattan site. Instructed by Laura Briggs

Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie, NY, 1989 -1993

    Bachelor of Arts with honors. Double-major: Art History / French Literature

    work a-lab

    experience Oslo, Norway, 2006

    One of three on design team for large office complex at IT Fornebu, the site of Oslo‟s

    previous airport. Completed detail drawings of central organically - shaped „hub‟


     Peter Marino Architects & Associates

     New York, NY, 2004

    Participated in the design of the Chanel Ginza, Louis Vuitton Paris, and Fendi Rome boutiques. Developed drawings for duplex residence in Pierre Hotel, Manhattan

Owen & Mandolfo, Inc.

     New York, NY, 2003

    Developed drawings and design for Connecticut residence

    Completed construction documents for Chelsea loft with Arthur Cassas Participated in design of lobby of „Guardian‟ building in Wall Street

    Worked as a member of the World Trade Centre Memorial competition team

    Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

     New York, NY, 2002

    Completed drawings for construction documents for Riverside Park P. J. Sharp

    Volunteer House, and Convent of the Sacred Heart School addition, Manhattan

    mmw arkitekter mnal as

    Oslo, Norway, 2001

    Participated in the design of the Villa Bakke (Dwell, Oct. 2003), the Kilden cinema

    complex, stage sets for Blod theatre and All-tid dance performance, the New Deal and

    Inferno (Frame, Fall 2002) advertising firms

    Worked as a member of the Metro Oslo and Hinna Waterfront competition teams

     Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners

    New York, NY, summer 1999

    Participated in the design process and model studies of winning international

    competition entry for redevelopment of Trinity College, Dublin

    The Building Center

    London, U.K., 1994 -1995

    Provided architects with information on building materials


    London, U.K., furniture department, 1993 -1994

    Received Post-Graduate diploma from Sotheby’s Educational Studies, with

    dissertation on architect/designer William Kent

    Vassar College, art department slide library, 1992-1993

     Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA, summer 1991

     Tate Gallery, London, U.K., summer 1990

    independent Anker Apartment Renovation

    projects Oslo, Norway, 2006

    Re-design of interiors and terrace for compact living, including Oslow furniture line

     Kari Simmonsen Coastal Cottage - built

     Eftang, Norway 2005

    Re-design, winterisation, and gut renovation of existing cottage.

    Tribeca Loft, 45 Lispenard St. - built

    New York, NY, 2003

    Transformation of commercial space to residential loft. Work/live storefront loft with

    basement and mezzanine levels for fashion photographer‟s studio and residence.

    New York City Water Taxi Shelter

    Red Hook, Brooklyn, 2003

    Waterfront shelter for New York City Water Taxi passengers, winner of grant awarded

    from New York State Council of the Arts independent arts program.

    Long Island Guest Cottage Addition and Renovation - built

    Southampton, New York, 2004

    Gut-renovation, Winterisation and addition to existing guest cottage.

teaching Pratt Institute, Assistant Professor

    experience Brooklyn, NY, 2003 2004

    Co-taught graduate furniture design class. Mentor for thesis student in interior design.

    2002 - 2003

    Taught AutoCAD drawing to undergraduate and graduate students in Interior Design

    and Architecture. Students completed full construction document set.

    Arkitekthøgskolen i Oslo

    Oslo, 2005 rdInvited censor for final reviews of 3 year students in Jan Olav Jensen and Bente

    Klevden‟s museum in Tullinløkka studio

     awards New York State Council of the Arts, Independent Project award, 2003

     publications Southampton Press, Design section, March 2005

    Time Out New York, Home Design Issue, October 7-14, 2004

    Gamut, Harvard Graduate School of Design student magazine, Spring 2001

competitions Muji Design Competition, Tokyo, Japan, 2006

    Newstand, Chicago, 2005

     Urban Watertanks, Chicago, 2005

     C2C Home, Roanoke, Virginia, 2004

    Bøler Church, Oslo, Norway, with Kari Noss-Bergem and Svein Erik Bergem, 2004

    Fabrica/ Viva sculpture, Catena di Villorba, Italy, 2004

    World Trade Center Memorial, New York, NY, with Woody Rainey, 2003

    Future Vision - Leisure, Linz, Austria, 2002

    Trinity University Re-development, Dublin, Ireland, invited competition, winning

    entry, with Henry Cobb at Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners, 1999

    exhibitions Museum of Art of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA, “C2C Home”, selected for

    exhibition from among over 600 entries, winters 2005 and 2006

    Arkitektmuseet, Oslo, Norway, “20 Under 40”, Villa Bakke and Inferno projects with

    mmw arkitekter, Fall 2004

    Center for Architecture, LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, exhibition of ferry shelter in

    Going Public” group exhibit, Fall 2003

    Pier 41, Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY, exhibition of graduate thesis project, Spring 2003

    Harvard University, Rome Summer Course drawings,1998; thesis exhibition, 2001

    Architectural Association, end-of-year exhibitions, 1996, 1997

     skills Proficient in hand, AutoCAD and Microstation drawing, model making, Form Z,

    Illustrator, Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Microsoft Projects, InDesign, Pagemaker

languages Bi-lingual French and English, fluent Norwegian, some German and Italian

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