Trained as an architect at The Cooper Union, Ulla Warchol worked in the field while developing a multidisciplinary approach to structure. She leans toward an open-ended exploration of materials and techniques in both large-scale works—interiors, buildings and set design—and small-scale works—books, fabrication and collaborations with artists.
Ulla was the cofounder, with Claire Weisz, of Weisz + Warchol, an architectural firm located in New York City. She has been a guest lecturer at Pratt Institute, the Parsons School of Design, the City College of New York, and the University of California, Davis. Her work has been featured in Interior Design Magazine, Zettel III, Insite Magazine, and O at Home. With her husband, Paul, she manages an architectural photography business and archive, and they are the 2015 recipients of the 20/20 Public Space Champion Award by The Design Trust for Public Space, a non-profit organization committed to creating inclusive, equitable space across New York City.
Ulla is the coauthor, with her mother, Hedi Kyle, of The Art of the Fold (Laurence King Publishing 2018), a step-by-step guide to making a broad selection of Kyle’s original book structures.
She currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where her studio practice enables her, on a daily basis, never to do the same thing twice.