Andrea Steele Architecture (ASA) is a New York-based architecture practice focused
on institutional, cultural, and community-oriented projects. With a growing studio made
up of architects, interior designers, planners, strategists and educators from all over the
globe, ASA approaches architecture as a way of creating connections and alignments:
between a client’s culture and the public sphere; between the local and the universal;
between thought and action.
The studio was established in 2003 and has produced more than 40 built works
throughout the United States. Under Steele’s leadership, ASA is guided by the belief that
architecture is the physical expression of our shared experience and is a key catalyst
for cultural and social advancement. With each project, from private residences to civic
complexes and large-scale master plans, the firm’s design approach is rooted in the
idea of building a global community.
ASA recently completed NASA’s new research hub at their Glenn Research Center in
Cleveland, OH. Current projects in construction include a cultural heart for downtown
Brooklyn comprised of new cinemas and film archive for the Brooklyn Academy of
Music; a production studio for the Brooklyn Public Library; galleries for the Museum of
Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; and performance venues for 651 Arts in Brooklyn
in construction. The studio is currently designing a new innovation lab for the Ramaz
School and two vertical farms/urban food hubs in Wilmington, Delaware and Harlem,
New York City, to address food equity within urban neighborhoods.