Eva Franch is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. In 2004, she founded her solo practice OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs) and since 2010 is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. Franch specializes in the making of alternative architecture histories and futures.
Franch has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo, and Rice University School of Architecture. Franch has lectured internationally on art, architecture, and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life at educational and cultural institutions including the Royal College of Art and the Architecture Association in London, Arts Club of Chicago, Cooper Union and SVA in New York, Hong Kong University, IAAC in Barcelona, Izolatsia in Kiev, Kuwait University, San Francisco Art Institute, Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, University of Manitoba, UT Sidney, Oslo School of Architecture, Princeton University, SCI-Arc in Los Angeles , and Yale University among others.
In 2014 Franch, with the project OfficeUS, was selected by the US State Department to represent the United States Pavilion at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale.
Franch has been part of international competition juries and member of several nominating and advisory boards including the Hong Kong Design Trust, Ideas City, the Wheelwright Prize, the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Award, +Pool, and the YAP PS1-MoMA in New York among others.
Recent publications by Franch include Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014), Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015) and Manual (Lars Muller, 2017) as part of OfficeUS.