Iryna Volynets

Irnya Volynets

Iryna Volynets is the principal of Volynets architectural bureau in Lviv, Ukraine and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Architecture at the Lviv Polytechnic National University. In research and practice, Volynets works at the intersection of building and landscape with a focus on the potential of landform architecture to engage topography, territory, and urban ecosystems. She is part of the design team for Villa Jenny, a multifamily residential development with landform integration, currently under construction in Osoyro, Norway. Her work in landform design was recognized by the magazine “Forbes. Ukraine” (December 2014) for its potential to influence the future of Ukrainian cities. Volynets was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon, USA (2015-2016) where she produced the volume “Landform [in] Architecture,” an exploration of natural landforms, the way they form, and the way they change over time.