A result-driven spacemaking visionary, Anna is the founding mother of Annvil and the main creative force behind the office’s extensive portfolio. Starting her career as an acclaimed interior designer, Anna founded Annvil as a place where innovative practice comes into synergy with trailblazing theory. She believes that design is not only what you see, but how it makes you feel today and how it creates your tomorrow.
Zuzeum, a multifunctional art center, is one of the Annvil’s significant projects that have become an important contribution to the arts infrastructure of the Baltic region.
Most recently (2021) Bates co-founded Make Make, a NYC-based design agency that unites architectural thinking and Making in a contemporary framework.