Daisy Ames

Daisy Ames


Daisy Ames is the founding principal of Studio Ames LLC, an architectural design and research office based in New York City. The work of the studio focuses on the intersection of art and architecture, and investigates how perception can inform new visual and physical experiences. Ames’s research focuses on the spatial implications of social, economic, and political shifts within cities, and how these intersecting forces affect contemporary models of living.

Her drawings and writings have been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide including the Venice Architecture Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Sir John Soane’s Museum, See/Saw, Scroope, and Log, and her practice has received numerous design awards.

She has previously taught studios and seminars at Rice Architecture, Pratt Institute’s GAUD, Cornell AAP, and Columbia University where she was co-coordinator of the GSAPP Housing Lab from 2019-2020. She is currently a member of the faculty at Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture teaching analysis and housing studios and seminars.

Ames received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University, and received her MArch I from the Yale School of Architecture.

BA, Brown University
MArch, Yale University
Studio Ames


Summer 2022
Housing: The Constitutional Right
Tatiana Bilbao, Daisy Ames
Fall 2021
Advanced Design Studio: Climate Caravan
Heather Roberge, Daisy Ames
Summer 2021
Architectural Foundations
Nikole Bouchard, Daisy Ames, Jerome Tryon