CIMA a site for Open House New York 2019

The Center for Italian Modern Art is a site for this year’s Open House New York. On Saturday, October 19th from 11:00-1:30 pm the space will be open to the public with tours given by Irina Verona. More information here.


Jennifer and Irina Interviewed by ArchNative

As part of their “Women who Inspire” feature, ArchNative spoke with partners Jennifer Carpenter and Irina Verona about their creative process, advice on entering the field, and establishing their business. Check out the full interview here.

Photo by: Travis Huggett

Photo by: Travis Huggett

The Quad Preparatory Upper School will welcome students next week – on time!

Verona Carpenter Architects provided pro-bono design consultant services to this special-needs school for Twice Exceptional kids (gifted kids with learning differences), working with the landlord’s architect ENV to get the school designed and built in seven months.

Learn more about the Quad Preparatory School here.


Praxis 15 – our last issue – entitled, “Bad Architectures,” goes to press!

Co-edited by Irina Verona, Amanda Reeser, and Ashley Schafer, “Bad Architectures” looks at alternative ways of thinking, writing, and working in architecture today. Publication is expected in late September. This is also the last issue of Praxis! The journal, dedicated to exploring the relationship of writing and building, had had a prolific twenty year run.

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Irina Verona joins the Chen Dance Center Board of Trustees

In January of this year, Irina Verona joined the Chen Dance Center Board of Trustees. On May 16, the CDC Gala “Stylish at 40” brought together colleagues, staff, dancers, students and supporters to celebrate CDC’s sustained 40 year contribution to dance, to education and to its community.


Verona Carpenter Architects working with the Museum of Food and Drink to bring the Ebony Test Kitchen back to life

The Museum of Food and Drink won the Illinois Landmarks competition to become owner and steward of the incredible 1970’s Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen. We are proud to have played a role in the win, advising on the restoration strategy and costs. The kitchen was part of the Johnson Publishing Company building in Chicago, by African-American architect John W. Moutoussamy with interiors by William Raiser and Arthur Elrod. MoFAD will restore and exhibit the kitchen at its upcoming show “African / American: Making the Nation’s Table.” Read more about the project here.

Photo courtesy of Lee Bey

Photo courtesy of Lee Bey