Dong-Ping Wong, Founding Partner

Dong-Ping Wong is a founding partner of Family and co-founder of Friends of + POOL, the world’s first water-filtering floating pool for New York City and one of the largest crowd funded civic projects in the world. Dong is a frequent public speaker at international venues such as the Municipal Art Society Summit, Olso Design Council, AIGA Design Week, Core 77 Conference, PSFK Conference, TedX and the World Summit on Innovation. Before founding Family, Dong graduated from Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University with a Masters in Architecture and UC Berkeley with a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture. Dong has worked at OMA, Snohetta, EHDD and REX, where he met Oana.

Oana Stanescu, Founding Partner

Oana Stanescu is a founding partner of Family and co-founder of Friends of + POOL. She has written for numerous architectural publications such as Domus, MARK and Abitare, and co-taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Oana was profiled in the New York Times and has lectured at the at the Bezalel Faculty of Architecture in Jerusalem and the Memphis chapter of the AIA. Before founding Family, Oana graduated from the University of Timisoara in Romania. Oana has worked at Herzog & de Meuron, OMA, SANAA, Architecture for Humanity and REX, where she met Dong.