Tania Branquinho

Tania Branquinho

New York, NY, US



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

Aug 2012 - current

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)

Jun 2009 - current

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.

Mar 2011 - Sep 2012

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Professor

Thesis Studio - Color Theory Studio - Visual Concepts Studio – Residential Design III

Sep 2005 - May 2011

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.

Nov 2004 - Dec 2008

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.

Mar 2001 - Aug 2004


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture and Urban Department

Aug 2007 - May 2010

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, BArch, Interior Design

Sep 1999 - May 2003

The New School, New York, NY, US, Fine Arts Foundation

Aug 1995 - May 1997


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


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