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About us

Established in 2006 by Nina Edwards Anker, nea studio focuses its work in:


  • Architecture

  • Interiors

  • Furniture and Product Design

  • Landscape Planning

The award-winning practice operates in an environment in which project management and implementation takes place in parallel with model-making, prototyping and experimentation with ideas, materials, and manufacturing processes. With a focus on sustainable design, the office maintains a cross-disciplinary nature where research and sharing ideas is an essential part of work philosophy. nea studio continues to design, develop and exhibit solar lights and furniture while practicing architecture and interior design at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In 2019, the office completed a LEED certified residence in Long Island and a collaborative public solar lighting installation for the Bronx River Park.

For architectural and interior design services, please contact:

Nina Edwards Anker, Arkitekt MNAL, Assoc. AIA, PhD

For press inquiries, please contact:

Maxime Richard, Maximus Communications



Studio at New Lab

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Nina Edwards Anker, Assoc. AIA, Arkitekt MNAL, PhD

Nina Edwards Anker is an architect, designer and writer whose interests revolve around sustainable design. Edwards Anker's contemporary architecture and design works have been widely published and exhibited. Trained as an architect, her main focus lies in creating sustainable architecture for her clients.


She has also designed solar lighting and furniture for exhibitions at the 3D print show and ICFF in Manhattan, Copenhagen, Cologne, Miami and Milan Furniture Fairs. The designer's Landscape Sofa won the 2015 Good Design Award Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design, her 3D printed Latitude Lights won the A’Design Award in 2017 and Beanie Sofa won The Architect’s Newspaper Best Product Award in 2019. 

Edwards Anker was awarded her doctorate in architecture in 2016 from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Her doctoral thesis bridges phenomenological theory and solar architecture and design. She has held teaching positions in architecture at Pratt, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, New York University Gallatin and is currently at Sotheby's Institute. Edwards Anker is Design Director at Terreform ONE and a founding member of New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Contact Us

nea studio

NEW LAB, Brooklyn Navy Yard
19 Morris Ave, Building 128
Brooklyn, NY 11205

+1 917 690 5480

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