Erin Pellegrino

Erin Pellegrino

Ithaca, NY, US


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Erin Pellegrino is currently a Masters of Architecture II Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

Described by her professors as a “maker and a thinker with a strong emotive dimension to her work”, Erin Pellegrino is interested in the human qualities of architecture. Previously, she graduated from Cornell University’s Bachelor of Architecture in 2014 where her design excellence was recognized with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for her thesis on architecture and perfume. In spring 2013, she was nominated to represent Cornell University’s Bachelor of Architecture program for the AIANYS student work competition. She has also been awarded both the Seipp Prize and York Prize.

Erin has worked for a range of firms and institutions, as a designer at FXFOWLE, a Studio Coach at NuVu Studio in Cambridge, as a Teaching Associate at Cornell University, and as a shop assistant at both the Cornell University and Harvard University fabrication shops. Recently she was awared the Paul M. Heffernan Travel Fellowship, to travel and realize a mountaineering shelter in the Julian Alps. She was also awarded first prize in Redesigning Detroit, a competition for the redesign of a vacant city block in Detroit, Michigan. This was a result of a collaboration with Davide Marchetti, a Roman architect and visiting critic at Cornell University’s Cornell in Rome program.

In the summer of 2011, Erin traveled to South Africa as a part of a Design + Build team to construct an early education crèche in Johannesburg. Other projects include a collaboration with Jake Rudin on a renovation of a Richard Meier home in Ithaca, NY, which was awarded a Historic Ithaca Preservation Award as well as construction of a Ceremonial Japanese Tea House in Danby, NY.



NuVu Studio, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Coach

Jun 2015 - current

ofis arhitekti, Ljubljana, SI, Project Architect - Specific

Jan 2015 - current

FXFOWLE Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Cubellis, Freehold, NJ, US, Architectural Intern

Oct 2009 - Jan 2010


Harvard University, MArch, Master's of Architecture II

Aug 2014 - current

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - current


Seipp Prize, Honorable Mention


York Prize, 2nd Place


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