Tanya Griffiths

Tanya Griffiths

New York, NY, US



I graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from GSAPP, Columbia University in 2015. Prior to pursuing architecture, I earned a BFA in Film and Television with a double major in Architecture and Urban Design Studies at Tisch, New York University.

Soon after graduation, I worked at Fogarty Finger Architecture in New York City. Projects I've worked on include several multi-family residential buildings, cooperate office gut renovations and commercial lobby/storefront projects.

I am currently working on several freelance projects independently, including a duplex apartment gut renovation in Brooklyn, NY. 

Part Welsh and part Chinese, I grew up multi-lingual in Hong Kong and spent extended periods in London. By the age of 10, I have traveled across 6 continents. I thus grew up with a fascination for diverse cultures and a natural love of people. I understand architecture as the critical tool that shapes memories and identities and, consequently, defines society and culture. 

I believe architecture is an inherently optimistic discipline and strive to utilize it as a healing tool for the individual and the collective. I am passionate about creating tactile, meditative architecture that is driven by user experience, social-cultural awareness and the refinement of craft.



Fogarty Finger, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016

Alpha Construction, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), London, GB, Architectural Intern

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Intern

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - May 2015

New York University (NYU), New York, Bachelors, BFA Film and Television

Double Major in Architecture + Urban Design Studies
Graduated with departmental honors

Sep 2008 - May 2011

Chinese International School, Hong Kong, HK, High School, International Baccalaureate

Sep 2006 - May 2008


Founders Day Award, Award

Awarded to graduates exhibiting academic excellence


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