The People's Trust Project: Former Bank Buildings; 2012MV004.415
Corridor House, Chicago Architectural Biennial, Chicago IL, MOS Architecture; 2015MV006.428
MAD Projects, New York NY, Only If Architecture; 2015MV003.404
Chamber Gallery, New York NY, MOS, Architect:; 2015MV001.404
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York NY, Morphosis Architects; 2015MV002.402
Seneca Art & Culture Center, Victor NY, Francois deMenil Architects, Design Architect; 2015MV007.402
Artist's Studio, Ancram NY, MOS, Architect; 2010MV001.404
Opening Ceremony Retail Store, New York NY, Heather Neuburger, Designer; 2014MV001.401
Michael Vahrenwald

” A great architectural photograph strives not only to show the way a building is constructed but also how it is used and the effects on it’s surroundings.”

Michael Vahrenwald was born in Davenport, Iowa, and now lives in New York City. He studied Fine Art at The Cooper Union and Photography at Yale University.

His work has been shown at a variety of venues including the Whitney Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Carnegie Museum of Art, the Yale School of Architecture and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Vahrenwald is an Assistant Professor at The Hartford Art School. He previously taught at The Cooper Union, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, The International Center of Photography and at SUNY Purchase.

His work has been seen in Blind Spot, Camera Austria, Flash Art, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Vahrenwald’s photographs are included in the philosophical book Looking Away, Phenomenality and Dissatisfaction, Kant to Adorno by Rei Terada, published by Harvard University Press.

Blind Spot
Bloomberg Businessweek
Camera Austria
Flash Art

Heather Neuburger
MOS Architects
Only If
The New York Times
The Huffington Post


Michael Vahrenwald photographed Voyager Espresso, designed by Adam Frampton of Only-If Architecture. The project is featured in “Playing Favorites”, an article about interior surfaces and materials in the March/April 2017 issue of AN-Interior, the magazine of The Architect’s Newspaper. more
Michael Vahrenwald has photographed the work of MOS Architects for a number of years. His projects include retail, residential and work spaces and the MOS Corridor House at the Chicago Architecture Biennial last year. Images of five Vahrenwald projects are ...more
The studio Only If designed a futuristic interior for Voyager Espresso at the Fulton Street Subway Station. The coffee company prides itself on its artistic/scientific approach to their wares, and Only if’s design reflects this appropriately. The palette ...more
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