Monday, February 11, 2019

Virginia San Fratello

Associate Professor, San Jose State University, Dept of Design
Director of the Interior Design Program
Lecture Title: 
Printing Architecture
Lecture Info: 
Monday, February 11, 2019
Reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Lecture at 5:15 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
An Alden Orput Sponsored Lecture
Bio: Virginia San Fratello is an architect, artist, and educator. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley where she is also Director of the Interior Design Program. San Fratello recently won the International Interior Design Educator of the Year Award and her creative practice, Rael San Fratello (with Ronald Rael), was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York. She is also a winner of the Metropolis Magazine Next Gen Design Competition. Her work, with Ronald Rael, has been published widely, including in Interior Design Magazine, The New York Times, Wired, MARK, Domus, Metropolis Magazine and PRAXIS and is recognized by several institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, and The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. She recently authored the book “Printing Architecture” which illustrates remarkable techniques for 3D printing from a wide variety of powders, including sawdust, clay, cement, rubber, concrete, salt, and even coffee grounds, opening an entire realm of material, phenomenological, and ecological possibilities to designers interested in 3D printing and the future.