Ciana Frenze


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projects

Conservatory
DOTS
Pier Park
Waste to Nightclub
Brooklyn Interlock


published work

The Virtual Hallway
Authorship and Agency

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about

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. 

contact
cianafrenze@gmail.com

social
@cianafrenze
Mark




A multi-use tower project located in downtown Brooklyn. The drive of the design for this tower revolved around the concept that the facade and interior would weave in and out of each other depending on the inhabitant’s location within. 

A typical, fully residential floor maintains two crescents on the east-facing side of the building, while the “flex” floors, which encompass the mixed-use spaces of each floor, follows the overlapping of additional crescents.

The changing of these shapes pushes and pulls the facade. The building is also located on a triangular lot, which was a determining factor for the two flat facade sides.

Mark