Tânia Sofia Branquinho is an educator and designer with over ten years experience in Interior Design and Architecture. She began teaching at the New York School of Interior Design as an Adjunct Professor in 2005 through 2011 while continuing to practice professionally. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in the Graduate Architecture Department.
Her experience ranges from high end residential and retail to more recent large scale institutional projects at Rafael Viñoly Architects where she was the team leader on a 70,000 square meter airport project in Saudi Arabia.
Tânia completed her Master in Architecture at Pratt Institute in 2010, where she was a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Eleanor Allwork Scholarship and was awarded the Pratt Institute award of Excellence. She has conducted research with not for profit organizations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil regarding the housing crises, social/political inclusivity and urban agricultural initiatives.
Post graduation she founded bN-studio where she continues to collaborate internationally with various studios on art installations and fabrication workshops, research and parametric methodology consulting as well as various on-going projects.
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Visiting Assistant Professor
Vertical Studio – 5th Semester MArch
bN Studio, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer
Collaboration with various studios in the production of design packages, installations and investigations, through renderings, sponsor procurement and project design development. (AUM Studio, Supermanoeuvre, Tramontin Studio, Caterina Tiazzoldi & Eduardo Benamor Duarte)
Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Team Leader
Developed design of large scale international projects through graphic presentations and D.D. drawings. Produced and managed C.D. Packages; coordinated project consultants.
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Professor
Thesis Studio - Color Theory Studio - Visual Concepts Studio – Residential Design III
Barteluce Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Designer
Designed and assisted in the planning and brand development of various retail projects through client presentations, proposals, architectural concept, bidding packages and renderings. Produced C.D. Packages, supervised construction and installation of projects.
Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Assistant Interior Designer and Project Manager
Assisted all phases of various high-end residential projects with specifications, design presentations and technical drawings.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture and Urban Department
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, BArch, Interior Design
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Fine Arts Foundation
Pratt Institute Scholarship Program, Scholarship
Pratt Institute Award of Excellence, Other
KPF Fellowship Nominee, Nomination
Eleanor Allwork Scholarship (American Institute of Architecture), Scholarship
Ana Blanc Verna Award for Creative Thinking, 1st Place
Gensler Donald J. Brinkmann Competition Winner, 1st Place
Steelcase Design Exchange Summer Program Competition Winner, Other