Anca Trandafirescu is an associate professor in architecture at The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Trandafirescu teaches courses in design, theory, and representation and previously taught at the University of Oregon. In 2003 she established area.architecture, with Glenn Wilcox. The practice explores a breadth of design issues through speculative activites, competitions, commissioned projects, and design/build work with subject particularly focused on the combination of interests in public access and digital fabrication. The firms most recent and notable recognitions are: an ACSA 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, an honorable mention in the 99K House Competition in 2008. In 2009, Trandafirescu installation, "Hot Air," was displayed in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the overthrow of the Romanian government in Timisoara, Romania. She held the Muschenheim Fellowship at the University of Michigan Taubman College in 2005-2006. She has a B.Arch. from Temple University and an M.Arch. the Bartlett, University College London. Trandafirescu is a licensed architect in NY.