Virginia San Fratello
Associate Professor, Interior Design
M.Arch, Columbia University
NCAARB, B.Envd; North Carolina State University, M.Arch; Columbia University
Virginia San Fratello is a licensed, practicing architect with over 10 years of professional and academic experience. She is an Assistant Professor at San José State University. Prior academic appointments include the California College of the Arts and Clemson University, where she was the co-director of Clemson University’s Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genova, Italy. She has been a member of the Design Faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and a Visiting Professor at the University of Arizona.
San Fratello’s research revolves around the convergence of digital, ecological, and building component design in architecture. She was the recipient of Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Design Award for her Hydro Wall concept, a silver prize winner in the Design Between East and West Competition and with Ronald Rael was awarded 2nd place in the Arquitectum Miami Pier - Museum Competition and a finalist in the WPA 2.0 design competition. In 2011 she was voted one of "10 to watch" by California Home and Design Magazine. Her work has been published in venues such as Metropolis Magazine, Praxis, DOMUS, the NY Times, Interior Design Magazine and MARK Magazine.