Anda Andrei: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

With her laser eye for detail, love of epic challenges, and architectural insights, Anda Andrei has made the world a better-looking place. After three decades as Ian Schrager’s right-hand woman of design, shaping the boutique and lifestyle hotel world as we know it, working on game-changing properties like Royalton, Hudson, Gramercy Park Hotel, and Delano, Andrei is now putting her mark on projects of her own as president of Anda Andrei Design LLC.


Continuing work with top industry players for these break-out projects, like pioneering developer Aby Rosen for SoHo’s new 11 Howard, Andrei’s name will continue to resonate with design fans and global citizens alike.


Andrei was born into a family of architects in Bucharest, Romania. She earned her Master’s Degree of Architecture and Design from the University of Bucharest. Andrei arrived in New York in 1981 after escaping from the then-Communist regime.


“I thought to myself, if I ever am going to do something on my own, now is the time—this is how Anda Andrei Design was born,” Andrei says. “It feels like a natural evolution—an exciting new challenge to be working on such great projects.”


Firm: Anda Andrei Design

Location: New York, NY

Completed Projects:


-The Asbury Hotel

-Public Chicago

-11 Howard

-The Norm at the Brooklyn Museum



The Asbury Hotel. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.



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