Projects explore relations between sites, material properties and cultural narratives at various scales. They are articulated in buildings, objects, experiments and writings. The studio is based in New York, with recently completed projects in the US, Greece and England.


Prior to her independent practice Lydia Xynogala worked in several housing, educational, and urban projects at offices in New York, London, and Barcelona.

Her works have been showcased at the Museum of Modern Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Van Alen Institute, Society of Architectural Historians, Chemical Heritage Foundation, History of Science Society and ACSA, among other venues. Her designs have been featured in magazines such as Domus, Wallpaper, AD, A Public Space , Kerb Journal, among others and in a forthcoming publication by Rizzoli.

She is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning. Previously she has taught design studios and seminars at The Cooper Union, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the City College of New York. Xynogala holds a Masters degree from Princeton University, a BArch from the Cooper Union and a BSc from the Bartlett, UCL.



2016 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant Fellowship. Architecture/ Design/ Environmental Structures

2011 Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship, Princeton University

2010 Princeton University Fellowship for Graduate Studies

2010 J.F. Coustopoulos Prize, Princeton Hellenic Studies Department.

2009 The Irma Weiss Thesis Prize for Exceptional Creative Potential, The Cooper Union

2009 George Leslie Fund Design Award, The Cooper Union

2007 The Humanities Prize, The Cooper Union

2006-2009 Full-tuition Scholarship, The Cooper Union