Ciana Frenze



Pier Park
Waste to Nightclub
Brooklyn Interlock

published work

The Virtual Hallway
Authorship and Agency



Hello, I am a multidisciplinary designer based in Brooklyn, focusing on architectural explorations—both visual and written.

In 2013, I graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a BFA in Graphic Design and a concentration in tactile arts, specifically printmaking and bookmaking.

After practicing communications design for almost six years—largely identity branding, infographics, print, and web design—my desire to expand my design vocabulary led me to architecture, particularly the way it shapes the minutiae of our lives.

In 2021, I received an M.Arch from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture. 



DOTS, set in California’s Morongo Valley, is a permanent space for gathering.

The 25 columns arranged in a five-by-five grid, spaced at eight feet apart, create bays that hold objects and platforms. These objects and platforms cross-brace the columns and allow for program flexibility within. The vibrant colors set against the desert palette and additions such as hammocks, shading, and a swing act as an open invitation for visitors to interact with the structure. 
This structure was built from the ground up and designed by the DOTS team.

Read more about this project on archdaily and archinect.

project part of space saloon
project leaders: kyle may, architect & office kovacs
select photos courtesy of zeno legner