Irina Verona is a principal of Verona Carpenter Architects and has practiced in New York since 1998.
Irina has extensive experience working with existing spaces and structures, as well as with multiple project types, including residential, cultural, retail and workplace. Recent projects include the redesign of the offices for the Joan Mitchell Art Foundation in Chelsea; a gut renovation and addition for a brownstone in Brooklyn; a house in Montauk; a store in Washington D.C.; as well as multiple residences in Manhattan. Before founding VCA in 2017, Irina was a principal of IVARCH / Irina Verona Architecture (2010-2017) and an associate at TEN Arquitectos (2004-2010), where she led a wide variety of projects. Irina also worked at Andrew Berman Architect and Deamer+Phillips.
Irina currently teaches architectural design studios and seminars the Barnard + Columbia Colleges Architecture Program, where she has taught since 2008. Irina has also taught design studios at the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Irina is a founding editor of Praxis: a journal of writing and building, a journal that focuses on the relationship between theory and practice in the architecture of the Americas. Founded in 1999, the journal addresses contemporary design issues in both depth and breadth, and has engendered an architectural discourse uniquely rooted in a dialogue between writing and building.
Irina received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M. Arch. from Columbia University. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in Barcelona, Spain. She currently lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.