Erin Pellegrino

Erin Pellegrino is a visiting critic in architecture at AAP and founder of the studio Make, Think, Design. The work focuses on small-scale design/build interventions deep with contextual relationships and material expression. Her most recent work is a series of renovations of modernist structures on Martha's Vineyard. Her sensibility is driven by the idea of architecture as an instrument through which program, materials, spatial, and human relationships are orchestrated.

In 2018, NCARB named her a Scholar of Professional Practice, for professional focus on the future of the practice of architecture and design. In 2016, Pellegrino completed Alpine Shelter Skuta, a collaborative realization of a mountaineering shelter in the Alps of Slovenia. She gained experience in the offices of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Studio Gang, honing a focus on craft, rigor, and quality. She holds a B.Arch. from Cornell University, an M.Arch.II from Harvard GSD, and an M.B.A.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option StudioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • NCARB Scholar of Professional Practice 2018
  • Finalist, Ragdale Ring 2018 with After Architecture (2018)
  • Nominated, Mies Van der Rohe Award: 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2016)
  • Domus includes Alpine Shelter Skuta in "Best of #Small Spaces," (2016)
  • Dwell and Alpine Modern feature Alpine Shelter Skuta in "Minimum Design, Maximum Protection" (2016)