ODA is an office of architecture based in New York, founded in 2007 by Eran Chen AIA. Through a range of scales and typologies, ODA seeks to reconcile the conditions of vertical urban living with quality of life. Since its inception in 2007, ODA has quickly emerged as one of the most recognized firms of its generation, promptly establishing a reputation for delivering imaginative and mold-breaking designs. Seeking to reorder architectural priorities by putting people first, ODA challenges conventional perspectives of dwelling that will, over time, influence life in our cities. Our award-winning team of designers bring an expertise in a range of disciplines from landscape and interior design to architecture and master planning. Our team is dedicated to creating a more equitable future through good design.
Since establishing ODA in 2007, Eran Chen has earned a reputation for mold-breaking designs that will deliver a better urban future. Having completed more than 50 buildings in just over a decade, he has become one of the most prolific architects in New York. Chen's work has been widely published around the world and recognized by the AIA, the Society of American Registered Architects and others. In addition to guest lecturing globally, Eran teaches classes at both Columbia University and New York University.
His recent projects include the renovation of the former Postkantoor in Rotterdam, an urban plan in Chicago, and the conversion of a defunct parking garage into a public park and class A office building in Buenos Aires. His writings on architecture have been published in ODA’s book, Unboxing New York.
ODA strives to bring innovation to the way we live, reimagining landscapes and creating structures that connect complex city systems in elegant ways. Our behaviors, our dreams, and our daily patterns are influenced by the spaces we inhabit and pass through.
Connecting people, neighborhoods, cities, systems, and ways of living across cultures. We are inspired by our environment and the potential of when people come together.
Our vision centers on a simple truth: the way we live defines who we are.