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About Studio aVeK

Studio aVeK is a small workshop created by Ernesto Vela and Amra Kulenovic for explorations in painting, landscape and architecture. We created the workshop as a parallel endeavor to our architectural practices in order to have a wide research spectrum. Our studio was established in 2017 and is based within an artist community in Long Island City, Queens, New York.

Ernesto Vela is Salvadorean born, Canadian raised and New York City adopted painter and architect. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador from where his family immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor in Architecture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is a partner at Think! Architecture and Design based in Brooklyn, NY and an Adjunct Professor  at the School of Public Architecture, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

Amra Kulenovic is a Bosnian-American architect living in New York City. She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  She earned a Bachelor in Science in Architecture from the University of Sarajevo and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She is a  practicing architect in New York City.


43-01 22nd Street- Room 426

Reis Studios

Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: 347-742-1607

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