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about us


As the founder and principal at nea studio, I explore the ways in which architecture and interior design can uplift people’s lives. My goal is to guide and support each client throughout a creative design process to produce sustainable solutions that support their wellbeing.


It was a pleasure to work with Nina who led the project from inception through installation and brought our vision for the space to life. The space exceeded our expectations and is the focal point of our home where friends and family gather. We are wholeheartedly grateful to Nina for creating such a special room and highly recommend NEA Studio.” Jess Berne Strombelline, Brooklyn, NY

“Our apartment feels calm and luxurious thanks to Nina’s discerning eye, patience, and dedication. We’ve been working with nea studio for seven years now and it’s been a true pleasure. We trust her completely and are so pleased with our new space.” D. Kurtzbach, Manhattan

"Nina is detail-oriented, communicative, and thorough. I'm impressed with her base of local regulations, vendors, construction and craftspeople. Her work was delivered on time and on budget. Our new addition adds so much to our beautiful home." M. Paternak Montauk, NY

our approach

work : live

We create affordable and 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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Organization Architecture, Damiano Geraci, EIA

Terreform ONE

Mappamundi Architects


See nea studio collaborators by project and product




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Dr. Nina Edwards Anker, Assoc. AIA, PhD, is an architectural designer with over 20 years of industry experience, including founding and directing nea studio, a small design collaborative working in interiors, architecture, sustainability, and wellness. For 12 years Nina’s practice, based in Brooklyn, has specialized in creating sustainable spaces and holistic environments for wellbeing. nea studio combines cultural, collaborative, and environmental strategies focused on health. Working closely with team members and specialists, Nina continues to expand and deepen nea studio’s research, design and practice in the areas of social/environmental justice and the production of recycled/ biomaterials in furniture and lighting for LEED homes and workplaces.


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 holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and an M.Arch. from Harvard Graduate School of Design. 


2022 : NY X Design, CBS, Architecture Finalist

2022 : Keynote speaker, Congress SAEE, Sustainable Architecture Conference, Belgrade

2020 : AIA Award - Honorable recognition in Residential Sustainable Design

2020 : Nominated Frame Awards for the house of the year (top 5 of 1056)

2020 : Longlisted Dezeen Architecture Award

2020 : Gold LEED Certification, Cocoon House

2019 : Domus Best 10 Houses of 2019

2019 : Best of Design Awards, The Architect’s Newspaper

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 Community,  with Amy Pryor

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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