Geoffrey Salvatore is a 2013 graduate of the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. There, he completed a Master of Architecture degree with high distinction and was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. He studied architecture and political science as an undergraduate at the Washington University in Saint Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, graduating in 2007, magna cum laude. At Wash U, Geoffrey was a William Danforth Scholar and a finalist for the Widmann Prize. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in Chicago, Illinois, as a project manager for the firm Rugo/Raff Ltd. While in Chicago, Geoffrey was also a member of the Mobile Food Collective research team at Archeworks. The team's efforts led to the project's exhibition in the United States Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Geoffrey grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, with a love for maps, flatness, aviation, and highway infrastructure. Geoffrey’s research interests focus on the post-urban landscape, contemporary network culture, and how to leverage economic and ecological paradigms within these frameworks toward an architectural end. Geoffrey’s research at the University of Michigan has taken him to Beijing, China, and most recently to Southeast Asia as a member of the Architecture + Adaptation research team.
PLY Architecture, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Design + Research Assistant
Rugo/Raff Ltd. Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Architecture
BA Architecture, Minor in Political Science