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Anna Murnane

Project Manager

Anna joined The Brooklyn Studio in the spring of 2019. She has extensive knowledge of exterior restoration and historic preservation. She has worked on the facades of some notable buildings in New York City, including the Riverside Cathedral, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and various military outpost buildings on Governor’s Island.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Anna earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and now lives in Brooklyn. She is fascinated by the history of New York City as a place that has always reinvented itself, but never thrown away its past—a city with a lively mix of styles that communicate stories through exterior and interior trims and fixings.

Anna loves communicating through visual media, including hand sketches and 3D models, and she enjoys bringing clients’ ideas to life. A classically trained violinist, she enjoys spending time in Prospect Park and practicing yoga.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sitting on a porch with coffee, enjoying the feeling of spring after a cold winter.

What is your greatest fear?

Flying.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Muji pens and Aesop soap.

What talent would you most like to have?

The ability to teleport.

What is your favorite color?

Dark green.

What is your favorite virtue?

Gratitude.

Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Peter Zumthor.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Andrea Palladio.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

Attention to detail.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

Historic townhouse renovations. It brings me joy to learn about history through the rehabilitation of existing structures.

Who is your favorite author?

Daphne du Maurier.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Charlie Kelmeckis from The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Who is your favorite artist?

Yayoi Kusama.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Leonardo da Vinci. We share the same birthday so that’s got to mean something.

What is your most treasured possession?

A blue egg pendant from my grandma.

Where would you like to live?

I’m happy about where I live!

What quality do you most admire in others?

A sense of humor.

Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

A Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.