Eva Franch i Gilabert is an architect and Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. She has lectured internationally on art, architecture, and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life, and has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo and at Rice University School of Architecture. In 2004 she founded her solo practice OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs). She has been awarded numerous awards and fellowships and her work has been exhibited internationally including FAD Barcelona, the Venice Architecture Biennale and the Shen-zen Architecture Biennale among others. In 2014 she was commissioned by the State Department to represent the United States at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale with the project OfficeUS.