Irina Verona received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M. Arch. from Columbia University, where she was awarded the Honor Award for Excellence in History and Theory and the William Kinne Fellows Prize. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in Barcelona, Spain, studying the impact of the 1992 Olympic Games on the city's image and urbanism.
Irina currently teaches studio at PennDesign. In addition, she also teaches architectural design studios and seminars the Barnard and Columbia Colleges Architecture Program and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Irina is a registered architect and principal of IVARCH / Irina Verona Architecture, an independent practice based in New York City. Prior to establishing her own practice, she collaborated with TENArquitectos, Andrew Berman Architect, and Deamer+Phillips, among others. She is also a founding editor of Praxis: a journal of writing and building, a journal that focuses on the relationship between theory and practice in the architecture of the Americas. Founded in 1999, the journal addresses contemporary design issues in both depth and breadth, and has engendered an architectural discourse uniquely rooted in practice.