Eugenia Di Girolamo

Eugenia Di Girolamo is an urban designer in New York City. Di Girolamo's experience spans zoning studies, coastal climate resiliency, neighborhood planning, and community engagement and outreach. Her work focuses on seamlessly integrating city planning and place-making techniques with great design. Di Girolamo has been a visiting critic of the Urban Design Studio at AAP NYC since 2017, teaching graduate and undergraduate students how public realm interventions can improve the quality of life of everyone living in, working in, and visiting a city. She previously worked at the architecture and urban design firm WXY, where she managed large scale mixed-use development projects and was a member of the inaugural class of the Forefront Fellowship with the Urban Design Forum.

Di Girolamo earned a dual master's degree in architecture and building engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Adaptive reuse
  • Collaborative practice
  • Community-based planning and development
  • Land use/spatial planning
  • Suburban neighborhoods
  • Urbanism
  • Visual representation
  • Urban design
  • Outreach

Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 5173 NYC Studio: Integrated Urbanism as a Platform for EngagementThis studio will dive deep into the complex balance between architecture and urbanism, policy and public housing, focusing in particular on campus of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Urban Design Forum, Forefront Fellowship (2016)