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FRENCH 2D is an architecture studio based in Boston, founded by principals Jenny French (M.Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design; B.A., Dartmouth College) and Anda French (M.Arch, Princeton University; B.A., Barnard College). The studio’s work combines formal exploration and participatory design in residential, civic, and commercial projects.

French 2D works on housing and mixed-use projects that combine ideas of domesticity with more radical organizations and typologies. They work on civic installations and exhibitions that bring people together for familiar rituals in unfamiliar spaces. French 2D is a recipient of the 2019 Design Vanguard award from Architectural Record and was one of five finalists in the 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. The firm was featured as Architect Magazine’s October 2017 Next Progressives, and invited to create an installation on Boston City Hall Plaza for HUBweek. French 2D was most recently recognized by Archinect in an article entitled “The New Wave of Female Powerhouses are Pushing the Boundaries of Professional Practice.” Anda serves on the Board of the Boston Society of Architects. Jenny is an Assistant Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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