Jenny French and Anda French are principals of French 2D, PLLC, an architecture studio based in Boston. French 2D’s work explores models of overlap between architecture, art and information, examples of which can be found in many built and experimental projects. In 2013 French 2D was one of five finalists in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. French 2D was recently featured as Architect Magazine's October 2017 Next Progressives.
French 2D has recently worked on a 180-unit micro-housing building in Boston, which they approached as a ‘soup to nuts’ project – working on every aspect of building design, construction, interior design and large scale graphics. Current work in the office includes a cohousing complex in greater Boston, façade screen graphics for urban garage structures and a series of installations called Place/Setting, recently featured at Boston's HUBweek. French 2D’s work has been published in Architect Magazine, Arch Daily, Architectural Record, RISD inTAR Journal, The Cornell Journal of Architecture, and The New Museum’s New City Reader. Their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Syracuse University School of Architecture, the Boston Society of Architects Space, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the US Pavilion of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale
Anda French, AIA, NCARB received a B.A. in Architecture from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She has taught at Syracuse University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and in the Barnard + Columbia Undergraduate Architecture Program.
Anda’s teaching and design research has been funded by an Imagining America Grant for Artists and Scholars in Public Life as well as Syracuse Faculty Works Grants. A discussion piece on her work with 601 Tully: Center for Engaged Art and Research with artist Marion Wilson was recently published in the RISD IntAR Journal. Anda previously worked at William Rawn, Assoc. and RMJM Hillier. She is a registered Architect in Massachusetts, and is NCARB Certified.
Jenny French received a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a recipient of Harvard's Julia A. Appleton Traveling Fellowship and has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Jenny is currently a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Jenny has taught at Northeastern University, Tufts University, the Boston Architectural College, and served as a thesis advisor at RISD. French previously worked at Bergmeyer Associates and SHoP Architects, where she co-edited the firm’s monograph Out of Practice. Her design research on site visits to unbuilt architecture has been exhibited at the Harvard GSD and is included in the Cornell Journal of Architecture, Issue 10: Spirits.