Anna Neimark

Anna Neimark

M.Arch I, Harvard Graduate School of Design

B.A. in Architecture, Princeton University, Magna cum Laude 2003

Coordinator of Visual Studies and Design Faculty at SCI-Arc

Co-Principal at First Office


Anna Neimark co-founded First Office Architecture with collaborator Andrew Atwood to promote an exchange of ideas between the academy and the profession. Her research in techniques of representation, formal principles, and precedent analysis has been published widely, in journals such as AD, Log, and Future Anterior, as well as the Treatise book Nine Essays (Chicago: Graham Foundation, 2015), co-authored with Andrew.


First Office has engaged in projects with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the Chicago Biennial, Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, and the Oslo Architecture Triennale, and was awarded numerous honors for its creative endeavors, including the Young Architects New York League Prize, the Architect’s Newspaper Best of Young Architects award, and the nomination as a Finalist in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. The collaborative recently completed several residential projects and developed a series of Accessory Dwelling Units for the City of LA’s ADU Pilot Program using prefabricated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Anna worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and New York, and at Johnstone Marklee in Los Angeles.


Her current research centers on prehistoric stone formations, called Dolmens. She has recently developed an exhibition, titled “Rude forms among us,” at SCI-Arc with the Muséum de Toulouse, featuring nineteenth century photographic prints by Eugène Trutat of these megalithic monuments.