Andrea Lamberti AIA LEED AP BD+C


Andrea Lamberti joined Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1997 and became a partner in 2009. Over the course of her tenure at the firm, she has been involved in every aspect of practice, from project conceptualization to project delivery, strategic planning and outreach, and marketing and business development.

Through her project work, Andrea has worked with national and international educational, cultural, research, and healthcare clients to transform their organizations through projects that expand the public realm and that optimize programmatic, social and environmental aspirations, within budget and schedule parameters.

Completed projects Andrea led include the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and the Van Andel Institute for Medical Education and Research in Grand Rapids, Michigan, both of which achieved LEED Platinum certification. Additionally, she coordinated the competition-winning entry for the Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health and subsequently served as Project Manager for Phase I of the project, relocating to the Washington, D.C. area for it.

Andrea has also developed and directed programs, master plans and designs for cultural, educational and research facilities for organizations such as the University of Arizona Science Center, the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, and New York University Abu Dhabi’s new campus. She has performed similar efforts on behalf of research, academic, and healthcare institutions in the United States and Europe.

Andrea speaks publicly in diverse professional forums, locally, nationally, and internationally. From translating project requirements for the firm’s designs and ensuring design concepts are communicated effectively to facilitate consensus, to sharing the firm’s best practices and lessons learned, and to building a more welcoming, diverse, and empowered professional community, she has spoken publicly on four continents since 2010.

Leading with a theme of “Just Practice,” Andrea served as the 2022 President of the Board of the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) and has supported her professional community members in their pursuit of more inclusive, welcoming, fair, and just environments and professional practices. She pursues similar initiatives through membership within the AIA New York State board and the Stony Brook University Department of Civil Engineering Advisory Board.


Harvard University, Master of Architecture, 1997

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Arts and Design, 1991

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Registered Architect in: New York, MA, SC, and District of Columbia

Honors and Awards

Design Studio Guest Critic: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Yale University School of Architecture, City College School of Architecture, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum Design Kids Instructor 2018

Crain’s New York Business 2022 Notable Women in Construction, Design & Architecture
40 under 40, Building Design+Construction, 2008

Speaking Engagements

The American School of Marrakesh, “Master Class with Andrea Lamberti,” Webinar 2023

Egnaton European Association for Sustainable Laboratories, “Forum January 2023: Building for Life, Innovation and The Environment”, Webinar 2023

Laborrunde Konferenz, “The Rockefeller University Stavros Niarchos David Rockefeller River Campus, Berlin 2022

AIA New York, “Designing for Post-Incarceration Symposium,” New York 2022

The Center for Health Design, “Intersections: Where Healthcare Will Happen,” Webinar 2021

Zak World of Facades “Stealth Facade Innovations,” New York, New York, 2019

Society for College and University Planning, “Transforming Two Historic Campuses Through Innovative Real Estate Initiatives,” North Atlantic Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2018

Queens Museum, “Never Built New York: World Trade Center Competition” Flushing, New York, 2018

AIA New York Women in Architecture Committee Leadership Presentation, New York, 2018

Laborrunde Konferenz, “The Experimental Research Building at New York University Abu Dhabi,” Berlin 2017

The Plan Magazine Perspective “Research: Challenging Design Boundaries towards Innovative Architecture,” USA Conference, New York, New York, 2017

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Living High: From Bottom to Top,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Laborrunde Konferenz “The Rockefeller University River Building,” Laborrunde, Berlin, Germany, 2015

“The Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina,” Society for College and University Planning Southern Region Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, 2015

Society for College and University Planning “Think Horizontal: Unlocking Collaborative Potential in Academic Research Facilities,” National Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2014

Municipal Art Society New York City Summit “Life Sciences and Healthcare Breakthroughs in the Public Realm,”, New York, 2014

“432 Park Avenue, Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere,” JFPS Tall Buildings Conference, Shanghai, China, 2013

“Women as City Builders” Panel Discussion, Municipal Art Society with The Rockefeller Foundation Jane Jacobs Forum, New York, New York, 2013