New York

​Tei Carpenter, Associate AIA, is an architectural designer, educator and founder of Agency—Agency, an award-winning New York City-based architecture and design studio that seeks out an expanded role for architecture in society.

She teaches at the University of Toronto and at Columbia GSAPP where she is Director of the Waste Initiative, an applied research and design platform. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University and her Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University where she was awarded the Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship in Architecture. Tei Carpenter / Agency—Agency’s design and research work has been supported by a number of international organizations including the New York State Council on the Arts and has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Center for Architecture and the 2016 Venice Biennale.