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. 



space play

These two exercises were explorations of interactions with objects and space, specifically with the driving concept of  “portals” to connect us with spaces seemingly larger than our physical surroundings.

The first uses a podium with an added marker to initiate the portal appearing, bringing the viewer to outer space where objects are able to exist between the two spaces in their own orbit-like way.

The second was not only a continuation of this concept, but also a response to self-isolating during COVID-19.  What if the doorways and halls of our homes (especially space-restricted NYC apartments) could become the corridors, or in this case dock ferry entrance, of spaces three times the scale of our homes?