Daisy Ames

Visiting Studio Critic



M. Arch. (2013), Yale School of Architecture

Bachelor of Cultural Anthropology (2007), Brown University

Bachelor of History of Art and Architecture (2007), Brown University



Daisy Ames is a practicing architectural designer based in New York City. She received her M.Arch from Yale University and her B.A. from Brown University in both Anthropology and History of Art and Architecture. Her professional practice experience comes from work done in the New York offices of Richard Meier, Massimo Vignelli, Peter Eisenman, and Matthew Baird Architects.

She is currently working on residential projects committed to material expression and a sensitivity to economic and environmental concerns. Her ongoing research focusses on the spatial implications of social, economic and political shifts within a city and the effects on contemporary living models at both the larger urban scale and the smaller architectural scale. Last Fall, Daisy taught undergraduate architecture studio on the convergence of architecture theory and technical fabrication. This semester, Daisy is teaching a graduate studio which investigates the impact of existing and emerging economies while designing a housing development for young professionals on a site just north of Downtown Houston. She is also currently teaching a graduate and undergraduate seminar on architectural representation.