Erin Pellegrino

Erin Pellegrino

New York, NY, US



Erin Pellegrino is currently a designer at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Cornell University’s  College of Architecture, Art and Planning. She is located in New York City, and maintains a part time teaching position at Cornell University.

Most recently, her design excellence has been recognized with a Design Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects, New England for the Alpine Shelter project in Slovenia, as well as a nomination for the EU Mies van der Rohe Prize. She was also awarded the Paul M. Heffernan Travel Fellowship, to travel and build the project in the Julian Alps. She has participated in lectures at IUAV in Venice, Italy, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia, and at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. Most recently, Alpine Shelter Skuta was awarded a Core77 Award for architecture in the built environment, and was featured on the cover of Phaidon Press’s publication, Environmental Living.

Described as a “maker and a thinker with a strong emotive dimension to her work”, Erin Pellegrino is interested in the human qualities of space. 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. MiniCity Detroit was awarded first prize in Redesigning Detroit, a competition for the redesign of a vacant city block in Detroit, Michigan. 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, also from Cornell University.

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.



Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jun 2016 - current

NuVu Studio, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Coach

Jun 2015 - May 2016

ofis arhitekti, Ljubljana, SI, Project Architect - Specific

Jan 2015 - Apr 2016

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 - May 2016

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

Aug 2009 - May 2014


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