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. 


What happens when our homes cannot readily be adapted to changing need for domestic privacies?

Nominated by Pratt GAUD, I spent the 2020 Summer working with Places Journal as part of their inaugural workshop, along with students from over a dozen other partner schools.

My essay, “The Virtual Hallway,” explores the pandemic’s effect on privacy in the home.

Read the full essay here