WORKac was founded in 2003 to explore issues of culture and consciousness, nature and artifice, surrealism and pragmatism. Recent projects include a competition-winning design for an assembly hall in Libreville, Gabon for the 2014 African Union Summit, the master plan for a new cultural center on New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia, a museum extension for the Blaffer Museum of Art in Houston, Texas, and the first Edible Schoolyard New York City with chef Alice Waters.
The practice is supplemented by the research and academic involvement of founding principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Amale Andraos is currently an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and Dan Wood will be the Louis Kahn Chair at the Yale School of Architecture in the Fall of 2013.
Their focus on urbanism and ecology is the subject of their book ’49 Cities’, published in 2009 by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and most recently resulted in the project “Nature-City”, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, NY for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream.