Serda Urganciyan

Serda Urganciyan, AIA, has joined Studio 88 Architecture as Partner and CEO. Urganciyan has more than 25 years of experience in the architecture and construction industries. Prior to joining Studio 88, she has held senior design and management positions at leading national and regional real estate and construction management firms in the Northeast.

Studio 88’s and its partners’ educational portfolio in New York City includes the Columbia University Manhattanville Campus Development Phase I, $85 million New York University’s School of Nursing, Dentistry and Bioengineering Institute; $20 million fast-track laboratory and research center fit-out for New York University at East River Science Park; The City College of New York Digital Fabrication Lab; and design and construction administration of over 100 new NYC School Construction Authority public school new construction and renovation projects.

Prior to joining Studio 88, Urganciyan served as Vice President of Design and Construction at a major New York City-based REIT with a portfolio of over 30,000 residential units and as project executive at The Lemle & Wolff Companies, CNY Group, Turner and Bovis Lend Lease. She has managed design, development and construction work totaling in excess of $15 billion in value.

Urganciyan received her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Business Administration degrees from New York Institute of Technology. She serves as a 2024 New York Build Women in Construction Ambassador and is a member of Women in Construction. Serda is also an active member of the Armenian community on Long Island and continuously volunteers at an Armenian language school and several churches.