Daniela Ghertovici

Daniela Ghertovici

Chicago, IL, US



Daniela Ghertovici is an Designer, Researcher, Educator, and Scholar, with over 20 years of international experience as an architectural and technical designer on complex mixed-use urban developments, such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the world’s tallest building), Pearl River Tower (the first net-zero energy supertall tower), and North Bund White Magnolia Plaza in Shanghai. She has been teaching for over ten years, most recently as full-time Graduate Faculty and Thesis Chair at Harrington College of Design. She is the Author and Curator of ArchAgenda Debates at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Lead Strategist and Curator of Liberland Design Competition 2015 and Liberland Design Competition 2020, and Co-Curator of the Free Private Cities Design Symposium. Daniela holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently a PhD candidate in Computational and Architectural Design Theory at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Switzerland, under the supervision of Patrik Schumacher.

Daniela is the Founder of ArchAgenda LLC, which aims to advance and promote a new agenda of radical innovation for 21st century architecture and design, known as Parametricism. ArchAgenda’s mission is to proliferate cutting edge innovation in global architecture, design and discourse through a unified, fluid and systematic approach; to generate and instrumentalize experimental design research agendas and computationally empowered design with potential to accelerate architecture’s fertile co-evolution with today’s complex socialities; to form and collaborate with entrepreneurial startups; and to amplify through publication and media communication the movement towards a new framework and agenda for architecture. ArchAgenda LLC is a Chicago Architecture Biennial Program Partner.

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European Graduate School (EGS), Saas-Fee, Switzerland, PhD, Digital Design - PACT Division

Concentration: Computational and Architectural Design Theory

Jun 2014 - current

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2020 - current

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Sculpture and Painting

Jan 2020 - current


Graham Foundation, Grant


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