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, 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