Andrea Lamberti AIA LEED AP BD+C


A partner at Rafael Vinoly Architects, Andrea Lamberti has been involved in every aspect of the firm’s practice, from project conceptualization to project delivery, as well as strategic initiatives. She has worked with leading international educational, cultural, research and healthcare clients to transform their organizations through projects that extend the public realm while optimizing program aspirations. She has also worked with institutional and commercial entities to propose complexes that create opportunities to strengthen community within, and external to, project boundaries. Currently the firm’s partners and she are striving to build on the firm’s foundational mission – to ensure each project delivers beyond its brief – and expanding the practice’s sustainable, social and equitable approaches to design. And as president of AIA New York in 2022, Andrea is supporting the architectural community’s aspirations of achieving a Just Practice through their work and through the daily activities of their practices.


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, 2013, 2011; Yale University School of Architecture, 2012, City College School of Architecture, Fall 1998

Guest Lecturer: City College School of Architecture, Spring 2009; NYU Wagner School of Public Policy, Fall 2008

40 under 40, Building Design+Construction, 2008

Harvard University, Career Discovery Program Instructor, Summer 1997

Starr Fellowship for work and study in Japan, 1991-1993, 1996

Teaching Assistant, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1996 – 1998

Work selected for student archives and publication, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1994, 1995

Speaking Engagements

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

American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter GROW Symposium, New York, New York, USA, “Practice Profession, and Career: Cultivating the Next Generation of Architectural Leaders, Talent Management,” November 2015

Society for College and University Planning, 2015 Southern Regional Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, “The Darla Moore School of Business: Gateway for a New District and a New Project Methodology at the University of South Carolina,” October 2015

Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science, Washington, DC, USA, “Recent Work: Rafael Viñoly Architects”, October 2015

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

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

Discover Global Markets: Greater China Business Forum, Professional Services Panel Discussion and Presentation, New York, New York, USA, “How To Take Advice: Doing Business In China,” October 2014

Society for College and University Planning 49th Annual, International Conference, Pecha Kucha Presentation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, “Think Horizontal: Unlocking Collaborative Potential in Academic Research Facilities,” July 2014

World Trade Week New York City by the U.S. Commercial Service, Keynote Speech, New York, New York, USA, “Using Technology to Grow Your Business Globally,” May 2014

Municipal Art Society with The Rockefeller Foundation, Jane Jacobs Forum, New York, New York, USA, “Women as City Builders,” November 2014

Ultra High-rise Building Summit, Shanghai, China, “Challenges of Building Tall,” March 2013

AIA New York City Chapter / Center for Architecture, New York, New York, USA, Presentation on International Business Strategy, December 2009

Mensa New York Chapter, New York, New York, USA, Presentation of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Recent Projects, 2005