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During her 12-year career with Rafael Viñoly Architects, Andrea Lamberti has developed a great deal of expertise in both master plans and building projects for academic, civic, research, and cultural clients. Most recently as project director she led the master plan for New York University Abu Dhabi, a 4.7-million square foot campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She was also Project Director for the expansion of the Van Andel Institute for Medical Education and Research in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a 240,000-square foot, $100-million biomedical research facility that opened in December 2009.
Andrea’s master plan experience includes preparation of a master plan for an open site at the Columbia University Medical Center; the plan, at 1.5-million square feet, includes space for research, ambulatory care and education as well as a hotel, conference center and underground garage. She led the programming and feasibility study for the new Computing and Information Science building at Cornell University, and oversaw the preparation of the firm’s winning
competition entry for the master plan of the Battersea Power Station Redevelopment in London. As project architect, she developed the Cairo Stock Exchange and Financial Center, a 4-million square foot master plan which features a new trading floor at the heart of a grand, shaded public plaza, along with a hotel, retail and office space, a movie theater complex and a health club.
In her leadership of the firm’s building projects, Ms. Lamberti typically oversees development from the initial concept through construction. She oversaw the design competition for the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, a $252-million research facility, and continued on to serve as manager and director for the first phase of construction, a 267,000 gross-square-foot building, relocating with her team to NIH in order to manage design completion and construction administration in accordance with the fast-track schedule. She served as project architect and project manager for Phase I of the Van Andel Institute for Education and Medical Research, contributing to the conceptual development of
the project as well as the construction documents and construction administration phases of work. She has also contributed on other academic and research projects in the office such as the Carl Icahn Laboratory, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, New Jersey and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
Ms. Lamberti has directed civic and cultural projects for the firm, including the University of Arizona Science Center, a 160,000-square-foot interpretive learning and exhibition center housed in a 1,000-foot-long arch bridge structure in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
Prior to joining Rafael Viñoly Architects, Andrea Lamberti worked for two years as an architectural designer on residential and cultural projects at Norihiko Dan and Associates in Tokyo, Japan, where she conducted business in Japanese on a daily basis.
American Institute of Architects
Registered Architect in New York State, 2005
Honors and Awards
40 under 40, Building Design+Construction, 2008
Starr Fellowship for work and study in Japan, 1991-1993, 1996
Work selected for student archives and publication, Harvard University
Graduate School of Design, 1994, 1995
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