The Cooper Union
School of Architecture
Recent Projects
Alikhani/Petroulas Residence
Waterbar Tapas and Wine Bar
Lt. Petrosino Park
Kosovo Refugee Housing/Pallet House

Professor Wines received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union in 1990. Professor Wines currently teaches ARCH 111, Architectonics, and has taught ARCH 131, Design III in previous years. With Azin Valy, Wines is a founding principal of I-Beam Design, a practice that celebrates the conceptual and experiential potential that chance brings to architecture. Inspired by the volatile and magical qualities of space as a fluid medium, they design flexible matrixes that evolve according to changing environmental conditions and inhabitants’ desires. This expansive approach leads to dynamic, playful solutions to architectural problems.

In 1996 I-Beam Design won The International Open Competition for the redesign of Lt. Petrosino Park in Lower Manhattan with a proposal to create a hanging garden that spans over an entire city block. The Lt. Petrosino Park project as well as a proposal for Transitional Refugee Housing were both featured in the 2000 Venice Biennale on-line exhibition. I-Beam Design is currently working on building full-scale prototypes of the Refugee housing project and recently received a grant from NYSCA to pursue this work. I-Beam Design’s recently completed projects include a showroom for Gokaldas Images and the Alikhani/Petroulas residence, both in New York City. Professor Wines continues to work on a variety of architecture, interior design and public art projects and writes regularly for Domus Magazine.

Assistant Professor, Adjunct Faculty