Erin Pellegrino is a rising fifth year architecture major at Cornell University. Currently, she is studying with the Cornell in Rome program, and had spent the past 6 months travelling extensively throughout Europe. most recently she was awarded first prize in Redesigning Detroit, a competition for the redesign of a vacant city block in Detroit. She collaborated with Davide Marchetti, a Roman architect and visiting critic at Cornell University's Cornell in Rome program.
Prior to this, she has also travelled to South Africa as a part of a Design+Build team to construct a Crèche in Johannesburg in the summer of 2010. Other projects include a collaboration with Jake Rudin on a renovation of a Richard Meier home in Ithaca, NY as well as construction of a Japanese Tea house in Danby, NY.
She is interested in materials and methodology, and how this can be a component to architecture's sustainable future. She has an extensive background in woodworking and metalworking, and is an avid furniture designer.
Academically, she has been awarded both the Seipp and York prizes from Cornell University, as well as Dean's List multiple times. Presently, she has been working in Rome for Cornell University, as well as a collaboration with Davide Marchetti Architetto on a design competition. In the fall, she will be entering her fifth and final year as an undergraduate, with her thesis semester taking place in the spring of 2014.
Gellman Images, Howell, NJ, Graphic Designer
FXFOWLE Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Cubellis, Freehold, NJ, US, Architectural Intern
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture