Danniely Staback Rodríguez
Danniely Staback Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican designer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Illinois School of Architecture. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture (‘13) and her master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also served as Teaching Fellow.
She has co-led various design-build projects, the most notable of which are a deployable shelter prototype done in collaboration with the MIT Museum, and a post-hurricane design and reconstruction effort in Puerto Rico that continues to date. She received the Pierce/Emerson Fellowship Award, the Schlossman Research Travel Award, and the Alpha Rho Chi medal, among other accolades.
Her research focuses in the exploration of new possibilities in which spaces of production (architectural or other) can act as condensers of creative activity and culture, both despite and by virtue of the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, and the implications of these technologies for the built environment. She has worked at various design, research, and architecture firms, and her work spans a range of scales, media, and end-users, in an ongoing pursuit to contend the present role of architecture and practice.
She is a visiting lecturer the University of Illinois and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently working with multiple organizations on resilient design and reconstruction initiatives for Puerto Rico.