Giuliana Vaccarino Gearty

Giuliana Vaccarino Gearty

New Orleans, LA, US

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Giuliana is an architectural designer and researcher. A recent graduate from Tulane University’s M.Arch program, she received the 2022 Robert A. M. Stern Travel Fellowship, which supported her graduate thesis research on the adaptive reuse of Sicily’s tuna fisheries. A native of the northeast, Giuliana holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, where she studied art and architectural history. She lives and works in New Orleans.


Office of Jonathan Tate, New Orleans, LA, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2023 - current

Kiss + Cathcart, New York, NY, US, Research Intern

Jan 2021 - Jan 2022

Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, New York, NY, US, Project and Marketing Assistant

Jun 2017 - Jul 2019


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2021 - May 2023

City College of New York Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architecture

Aug 2019 - Jun 2021

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Art History

Oct 2012 - Jun 2016


Graduate Design Excellence Award, Tulane University, Award


M.Arch Thesis Commendation, Tulane University, Honorable Mention


Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Tulane University, Award

Honor society that acknowledges outstanding students who rank in the top 20% of their class.


RAMSA 2022 Travel Fellowship, Grant

The RAMSA Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded annually by Robert A.M. Stern Architects for travel and research. The fellowship seeks to promote investigations into the perpetuation of tradition through invention and is given to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research.

I completed my travel in the summer of 2022 and presented my research to RAMSA’s office in New York City in March 2023.


Vernacular Architecture Forum Ridout Fellowship, Grant

Received $1,000 from the Vernacular Architecture Forum to support my field-based thesis research.


Tulane University School of Architecture Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


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