A Catalan architect, curator, critic and educator based in New York City who works in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, and public space. From 2010 to 2018, she was executive director and chief curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. From 2018 to 2020, Franch was director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
Franch, who graduated with honors from ETSAB and Princeton, is a first generation student and an advocate for free education. She has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Reyner Banham Fellowship (2008), the Wortham Fellowship (2009-10), the La Caixa Fellowship (2005-07), a Schloss Solitude Fellowship (2010) and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation and the US State Department.
Franch was named by the New York Times / T Magazine Spain, architect of the year in 2019,one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard in 2018 as well as one of the "New Change Makers" of 2020 by Harper's Bazaar magazine. She received a special citation by the American Institute of Architects in New York for her contribution to the field in 2018 and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Illustrious Alumni Award in 2019.