Office of Architecture is an architecture and design practice based in Brooklyn, NY. Office of Architecture (OA) was established in 2012 on the premise that great spaces require the artful orchestration of vision and logistics; that ingenuity can emerge from the limits set by the hard realities of a problem; and that imagination need not belie common sense. OA engages each project with the design sensibility to envision the big idea and the professional savvy to realize its potential.
Aniket Shahane – Principal
Since founding OA in 2012, Aniket has overseen the design and execution of a variety of projects – both commissioned and speculative – that have been featured in diverse print and online publications and exhibits including Architectural Record, Wallpaper, Dezeen and Storefront for Art and Architecture. OA has received a number of awards and recognitions including nominations for Dezeen’s ‘Emerging Architect of the Year’ Award and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architects. Born in India, raised in the U.S., and trained as an architect in Paris, Barcelona, and New York City, Aniket brings to his work a rich set of experiences and an ability to engage diverse groups of people and projects. Prior to establishing OA, Aniket trained in a number of international architectural offices, notably Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue in Barcelona, Spain, Odile Decq in Paris, France, and Joel Sanders in New York City. He is a licensed architect in New York.
In addition to practice, Aniket is actively involved in architectural education. He currently teaches architecture studios as a Critic in the M.Arch I and M.Arch II programs at the Yale School of Architecture and has been a visiting critic on architecture reviews at Yale University, Columbia University, NYIT, Parsons, Washington University, and the California College of Arts.
Aniket received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York
LEARN MORE: oa-ny.com
This project – a 15’ wide, 3-story wood frame row house from the early 1900s located in Brooklyn – was completely overhauled for a young family whose relationship to home, work, school, and child care has shifted over the last few years.
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When our clients approached us to discuss the feasibility of designing a 6000 square foot house in Southampton, New York, our immediate concern was that the lot – located in a FEMA floodplain, on a property that is approximately 50% unbuildable wetlands
The owners of this 11 foot wide row Brooklyn house were faced with a conundrum that many young families in New York eventually confront: the possibility of sacrificing location for space. After living in the house for eight years, the pair – architect/Yale critic Aniket Shahane and jewelry designer Blanca Monros Gomez