She was the leading architect of the world's second largest civilian administrative building (behind the Pentagon), the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania on the orders of Romanian President Nicolae Ceauşescu in 1986. She was involved in many of the 1970s and 1980s so-called era of "systematization" redevelopment projects for Bucharest, which included the relocation of residents for the demolishing of old and poor neighborhoods, and replacing them with modern buildings with all the necessities under one roof.
- "Anca Petrescu, arhitecta Casei Poporului, a murit" (in Romanian). www.digi24.ro. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- Petrescu and Totalitarian Architecture, Website-http://www.museumofconflict.eu/singletext.php?id=7
- Anca Petrescu, ARHITECTA Casei Poporului, a murit (in Romanian)
- Anca Petrescu
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