About us

Established in 2014 in Bucharest, Arhitecți Asociați is a dedicated architecture practice that has grown steadily by serving the residential, hospitality, and workplace sectors. Designing from an architectural perspective, Arhitecți Asociați delivers pragmatic, layered, and responsive design outcomes that enhance lives and enliven spaces. Led by Architect Alexandru Popescu and Interior Architect and Artist Monica Păduraru, the office assembles a team of dynamic and experienced designers and architects who thrive in collaboration.

Established in 2014 in Bucharest, Arhitecți Asociați is a dedicated architecture practice that has grown steadily by serving the residential, hospitality, and workplace sectors. Designing from an architectural perspective, Arhitecți Asociați delivers pragmatic, layered, and responsive design outcomes that enhance lives and enliven spaces. Led by Architect Alexandru Popescu and Interior Architect and Artist Monica Păduraru, the office assembles a team of dynamic and experienced designers and architects who thrive in collaboration.

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We take pride in building genuine relationships with our clients. We listen, understand, and then act, ensuring that each design solution is tailored to a project's unique needs and its users. For us, every site has a story, and we aim to uncover it, allowing its narrative to shape our design approach.

Being a multidisciplinary team gives us an edge. We can seamlessly navigate the realms of architecture and interiors, ensuring that every angle is considered. Whether it's full-fledged architectural planning, nuanced interior design, furniture selection, or final styling, our team is hands-on, guaranteeing that the end product is cohesive and true to our client's vision.

Adaptability and flexibility lie at the core of our design philosophy. We recognize that each project is a living organism, constantly evolving to meet changing needs and trends. Therefore, our approach is proactive and future-oriented, seeking to anticipate and integrate developments, both in aesthetic appeal and space functionality.

Office Profile

600K+

m

2

of interventions

200+

projects in portfolio

10+

years of experience

Until end of 2023, our portfolio has been predominantly focused on the residential sector, designing homes and interiors that resonate with the lifestyle of their owners. As we progress, we are strategically increasing our focus towards the hospitality industry, leveraging our extensive expertise to meet the specialized requirements of businesses and their guests. This transition allows us to bring our nuanced understanding of personal spaces into creating memorable and welcoming experiences in the hospitality realm.

2014—2023

Residential

Hospitality

Retail

Office

Events

Industrial

Health

Recreational

Products

47%

20%

7%

6%

6%

5%

4%

<4%

< 3%

Arcitecture

58%

Interiors

42%

Projection 2024+

Hospitality

Residential

Retail

Office

Events

Industrial

Health

Recreational

Products

32%

13%

11%

10%

10%

9%

7%

5%

<5%

3%

Team

Alexandru Popescu

Founder & Architect

Alexandru holds a master degree from Ion Mincu University Bucharest and is a member of the Order of Architects Romania. His expertise lies in his ability to integrate complex elements into unified, functional designs. As the lead of Arhitecți Asociați, he ensures each project is clear, functional, and contextually relevant.

Monica Păduraru

Founder & Interior Architect

Having studied at Wimbledon School of Art, Monica brings a unique artistic flair to Arhitecți Asociați. Her innate ability to conjure up imaginative concepts ensures each project stands out, reflecting both function and artistry. As a pivotal figure in the team, Monica champions designs that resonate with emotion and uniqueness.

Former members

Adi Anghel - Architect
Alexandru Băjenaru - Architect
Ana Chiorean - Artist
George Lăcatîș - Architect
Iulia Ghiță - Architect
Diana Patriciu - Artist

Adi Anghel - Architect
Alexandru Băjenaru - Architect
Ana Chiorean - Artist
George Lăcatîș - Architect
Iulia Ghiță - Architect
Diana Patriciu - Artist

Traian Tuță—Architect
Ciprian Vlaicu—Architect
Raluca Matache—Architect
Ana Iulia—Architect
Adina Anghel—Architect
Loredana Enache—Architect

Traian Tuță—Architect
Ciprian Vlaicu—Architect
Raluca Matache—Architect
Ana Iulia—Architect
Adina Anghel—Architect
Loredana Enache—Architect

Traian Tuță—Architect
Ciprian Vlaicu—Architect
Raluca Matache—Architect
Ana Iulia—Architect
Adina Anghel—Architect
Loredana Enache—Architect

Traian Tuță—Architect
Ciprian Vlaicu—Architect
Raluca Matache—Architect
Ana Iulia—Architect
Adina Anghel—Architect
Loredana Enache—Architect

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