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Anca Trandafirescu

Director of Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Associate Professor of Architecture

Anca Trandafirescu is an associate professor in architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she teaches courses in design, theory, and representation. She held the Muschenheim Fellowship at Taubman College from 2005 to 2006, and previously taught at the University of Oregon. In 2003, Trandafirescu established area.architecture with Taubman College’s Glenn Wilcox. The practice explores a breadth of design issues through speculative activities, competitions, commissioned projects, and design/build work with subjects particularly focused on the combination of interests in public access and digital fabrication. The firm’s notable recognitions include an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Faculty Design Award honorable mention for “Hot Air” in 2011, runners-up in the TEX-FAB Repeat Competition in 2010, top 10 in the Young Architect's Forum 10up Atlanta Competition in 2010, and an honorable mention in the 99K House Competition in 2008. In 2009, Trandafirescu’s installation, “Hot Air,” was displayed in honor of the 20th anniversary of the overthrow of the Romanian government in Timisoara. She is a licensed architect in New York.

Trandafirescu has a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University and a Master of Architecture from The Bartlett, University College London.