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about us


As the founder and principal at nea studio, I bring many years of experience working on architecture and interior design projects that explore the ways in which design can uplift people’s lives.

It’s my goal to guide and support each client throughout a creative design process to produce sustainable solutions that support wellbeing.

our approach

work : live

We create sustainable spaces that uplift the ways people work and live.

research & development

We specialize in ecological material research to build unexpected exterior : interior environments. Our research helps underline the experience of holistic architecture utilizing environmental principles.

exterior : interior

Our architecture and interior design connect to the environment and its elements. We focus on the way light moves through spaces.

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Nina Edwards Anker is founder and director of nea studio, an architecture and interior design office based in New York City that focuses on sustainability. Nina is an architectural design professional who has taught at Parsons, Pratt, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Sotheby's Institute, the One Lab School for Science and Design, and New York University Gallatin. Formerly, she was an architect at the offices of Pei, Cobb, Freed, Owen & Mandolfo in New York; in Oslo, Norway, she worked as an architect with MMW Arkitekter and a-lab. In practice, Nina won the Good Design Award Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design for furniture, the A’Design Award for solar lighting, The Architect’s Newspaper Best Product Award, Domus Best Houses award, the Home & Garden Award for Best New Eco Residence and AIA Award for Sustainable Design of a Residence. Nina is also Design Director at Terreform One and a founding member of New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and an M.Arch. from Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

See nea studio collaborators by project and product


2020 : AIA Award - Honorable recognition in Residential Sustainable Design

2019 : Domus Best 10 Houses of 2019

2019 : Home and Garden Awards, Best New York Eco Residential Project 

2018 : Made in NYC - Gifted and Talented 

2017 - 19 : Exposition of Science, Art, Technology and Eco Residential Project 

2017 : A'Design 

2015 : Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

2009 -2015 : The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Doctoral Fellowship

2007 : Norsk Form, Talent Zone, Copenhagen Furniture Fair

2003 : New York State Council of the Arts, Independent Project Awards

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