Eva Franch i Gilabert

Architect, Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
United Kingdom
Eva Franch i Gilabert is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. In 2004, she founded her solo practice OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs). Since August 2018 she has been Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Franch specializes in the making of alternative architectural histories and futures.

From 2010 to 2018 Franch was the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. Franch is has taught at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo, and Rice University School of Architecture. She has lectured internationally on art, architecture, and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life at educational and cultural institutions including the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, Arts Club of Chicago, Cooper Union and SVA in New York, Hong Kong University, IAAC in Barcelona, Izolatsia in Kiev, Kuwait University, San Francisco Art Institute, Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, University of Manitoba, UT Sydney, Oslo School of Architecture, Princeton University, SCI-Arc in Los Angeles , and Yale University among others. In 2014 Franch, with the project OfficeUS, was selected by the US State Department to represent the United States Pavilion at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. Franch has been part of international competition juries and member of several nominating and advisory boards including the Hong Kong Design Trust, Ideas City, the Wheelwright Prize, the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Award, +Pool, and the YAP PS1-MoMA in New York among others. Franch’s work has appeared in the form of articles and interviews in magazines, newspapers and publications around the world including AD, Architecture Record, Architectural Review, Arquine, Bauwelt, Domus, Dwell, El Pais, New York Times, Metropolis, MOUSE, Pin-UP, Rolling Stone, and Surface Magazine among others. Recent publications by Franch include Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014), Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015), and Manual (Lars Muller 2017).