About Danniely Staback Rodríguez
Danniely Staback Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican designer. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture (‘13), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She was admitted to MIT SA+P for a master’s in architecture as a Graduate Fellow, and served as fabrication shop and teaching assistant for multiple courses. After graduating, she served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for graduate and undergraduate studios and workshops for the Department of Architecture.
She has been involved in various design-build projects, the most notable of which were a housing initiative in Rwanda and a post-hurricane reconstruction effort in Puerto Rico that she continues to develop. She received the Marjorie Pierce / Dean William Emerson Fellowship Award, the Schlossman Research Travel Award for her thesis “The Food Assembly: Architecture of Sustenance for the Post Industrial City”, and the Alpha Rho Chi medal for leadership and merit. She also completed the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program.
Her research centers in exploring new possibilities in which spaces of production 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 architecture.
She has accrued a broad range of experience through her work at Muuaaa Design Studio, Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos, Block Research Group, Snøhetta, MIT, and most recently Kennedy & Violich Architecture in Boston, where she worked on the Hayden Library renovation and courtyard at MIT. She is currently a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design graduate architecture program, and at the University of Illinois School of Architecture. She is also part of design alliances ResilientSEE-PR, the Voluntariado de Ingenieros y Profesionales de Puerto Rico, and sits on the advisory board of PRoTECHOS.
- Master of Architecture, MIT School of Architecture + Planning (2018)
- Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico (2013)
Teaching and advising
- Arch 473: Architectural Design and Performance