Andrea Lamberti AIA LEED AP BD+C


During her 18-year career with Viñoly, Andrea Lamberti has led both master plan and building projects for academic, research, cultural, corporate, commercial, and civic clients. She also oversees strategic planning, new business development, and marketing for the firm, worldwide.

Ms. Lamberti’s role in supporting the firm’s strategic initiatives encompasses research and training program development, publication initiatives, and business development strategy as well as competition and proposal efforts. For her work in this arena she has traveled to Asia, the Middle East, Europe and throughout the United States, establishing partnerships and cultivating opportunities for the firm’s engagement.

Simultaneously, Ms. Lamberti is an accredited architect and has led several projects over the firm’s history. Her recent university and research facility experience includes oversight of the new Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, slated to receive LEED Platinum certification. She also directed Phase II of the Van Andel Institute for Medical Education and Research in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, a LEED-Platinum biomedical research facility that opened in December 2009. In the early 2000s, she relocated to Bethesda, Maryland, USA to lead the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health from design competition to completion.

Ms. Lamberti has also been involved with many of the firm’s international master plans. In particular, she led the master plan for New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, a project Viñoly subsequently designed and managed. She has managed plans for large institutions, including a campus plan for Rockefeller University in New York City, USA and for commercial developers, including the Battersea Power Station Master Plan, centered around the preservation of historically significant structures in London, UK.


Harvard University, Master of Architecture, 1997

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Arts and Design, 1991

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Registered Architect in: New York, MA, SC, and District of Columbia

Honors and Awards

Design Studio Guest Critic: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2013, 2011; Yale University School of Architecture, 2012, City College School of Architecture, Fall 1998

Guest Lecturer: City College School of Architecture, Spring 2009; NYU Wagner School of Public Policy, Fall 2008

40 under 40, Building Design+Construction, 2008

Harvard University, Career Discovery Program Instructor, Summer 1997

Starr Fellowship for work and study in Japan, 1991-1993, 1996

Teaching Assistant, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1996 – 1998

Work selected for student archives and publication, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1994, 1995

Speaking Engagements

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, “Living High, From Bottom to Top,” June 2016

American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter GROW Symposium, New York, New York, USA, “Practice Profession, and Career: Cultivating the Next Generation of Architectural Leaders, Talent Management,” November 2015

Society for College and University Planning, 2015 Southern Regional Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, “The Darla Moore School of Business: Gateway for a New District and a New Project Methodology at the University of South Carolina,” October 2015

Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science, Washington, DC, USA, “Recent Work: Rafael Viñoly Architects”, October 2015

Laborrunde, Berlin, Germany, “The Rockefeller University River Building,” April 2015

Municipal Art Society New York City Summit “Smart Talks,” New York, New York, USA, “Life Sciences and Healthcare Breakthroughs in the Public Realm,” October 2014

Discover Global Markets: Greater China Business Forum, Professional Services Panel Discussion and Presentation, New York, New York, USA, “How To Take Advice: Doing Business In China,” October 2014

Society for College and University Planning 49th Annual, International Conference, Pecha Kucha Presentation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, “Think Horizontal: Unlocking Collaborative Potential in Academic Research Facilities,” July 2014

World Trade Week New York City by the U.S. Commercial Service, Keynote Speech, New York, New York, USA, “Using Technology to Grow Your Business Globally,” May 2014

Municipal Art Society with The Rockefeller Foundation, Jane Jacobs Forum, New York, New York, USA, “Women as City Builders,” November 2014

Ultra High-rise Building Summit, Shanghai, China, “Challenges of Building Tall,” March 2013

AIA New York City Chapter / Center for Architecture, New York, New York, USA, Presentation on International Business Strategy, December 2009

Mensa New York Chapter, New York, New York, USA, Presentation of Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Recent Projects, 2005