Anca Trandafirescu is an associate professor in architecture at The University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Trandafirescu teaches courses in design, theory. Along with partner Glenn Wilcox she established the research-based creative practice, area.architecture. The practice explores a breadth of design issues through speculative activities, competitions, commissioned projects, and design/build work with subject particularly focused on the combination of interests in public access, material experimentation, and digital fabrication. They have received notable recognitions from Architect Magazine R+D Awards (c_LITH: Carbon Fiber Architectural Units); Architizer A+ Awards (Flying Carpet); Huron Valley AIA (Flying Carpet); ACSA Faculty Design Award (HOT AIR); TEX-FAB Repeat Competition; Young Architect’s Forum 10up Atlanta Competition; 99K House Competition. Trandafirescu held the Muschenheim Fellowship at the University of Michigan Taubman College. She has a B.Arch. from Temple University and an M.Arch. from The Bartlett, University College London. Trandafirescu is a registered architect in NY.