As an Architectural Designer and Researcher I'm interested in pursuing the ways in which digital fabrication technologies can revolutionize the creating of architecture. From multi-scalar 3d printing to CNC fabrication, coupled with parametric design and BIM, Architecture is on the edge of a paradigmatic shift in the way we site, design, and construct projects.
As a design professional I strive to integrate traditional design process, aesthetics, and construction methodologies with the emerging possibilities digital fabrication makes available.
I am neither a CAD junkie, programmer, or contractor. Architecture lies somewhere in the middle, a moderation of discussion of influence, form, technique, and fabrication to create indelible spaces, buildings and places.
Rael San Fratello Architects, Oakland, CA, US, Digital Fabrication Specialist
Parametric design and CNC fabrication of SOL Grotto
at UC Botanical Garden summer artists installation
Instruction to students on CNC and 3D Printing
operation. Fabrication of 3d printed architectural proposals.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Digital Fabrication Specialist
Design and fabrication of special projects including
reception desks and NAAB exhibition materials.
Assist Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, US, Architectural Intern
Site assessment, design and construction phase
documents of community design projects and access
modifications. Developing educational publications
University of California, Berkeley, MArch, Master of Architecture
The University of Utah, Bachelors, Honors Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies
2011 Branner Fellow, 1st Place
The John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship is a $25,000–35,000 prize for international travel and research, awarded annually to up to six Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) students in the College of Environmental Design. The 12-month fellowship, which starts in December, is to be used before or during the students' final year in the M.Arch. program. Students must explore a particular architectural question or issue that may later be expanded as a thesis. France and Italy must be included in the travel itinerary.