Discipline: Architecture – text, Architecture – design

Ersela Kripa

Discipline: Architecture – text, Architecture – design
Region: Wildwood, MO
MacDowell Fellowships: 2009, 2013

Ersela Kripa is a founding partner of AGENCY. Her New York based architectural practice pays particular attention to the invisible, the voiceless, and the marginalized populations of the world, in hopes of defining a new agenda for the contemporary architect. Kripa and her partner, Stephen Mueller, were the 2010-2011 recipients of the Rome Prize in Architecture.



Ersela Kripa worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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