Next Progressives

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Architect Magazine features Rael San Fratello as part of their Next Progressives Series.

Metropolis Magazine


The work of Rael San Fratello/Emerging Objects on the cover (and in an article) of this month’s Metropolis Magazine.

Transections Symposium at the Syracuse University

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Virginia San Fratello to speak at the Transections Symposium at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on April 1, 2014.

Rael San Fratello named Emerging Voice


Each year the Architectural League of New York selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. Being named an Emerging Voice […]

Ronald Rael to give Inaugural Design Build Lecture at Virginia Tech


Ronald Rael will deliver the inaugural Design/Build Lecture at Virginia Tech on Thursday, November 14 at 2:00pm in the Hancock Auditorium at the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The lecture is sponsored by the design/buildLAB.

Exhibit: New West Coast Design 2


Today, the icons of Modernism are visible everywhere. Eliel Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, the Diamond by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair and Isamo Noguchi’s coffee table are eternally with us as are the designs of Saarinen’s fellow Cranbrook students Charles and Ray Eames. Where are the incubators for the designers of our decade? Which of […]

Rael San Fratello 1st Place Winner in SITE Santa Fe Next Nest Competition


In partnership with Design Santa Fe, SITE presents Design LAB: Next Nest, a juried exhibition featuring inspiring new domestic forms and design concepts. Next Nest merges artistic visions with 21st century sustainable objects and spaces for living as envisioned from entrants from the southwestern U.S.: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The jury that selected the final Next Nest exhibitors […]

Rael Juror in the Bay Bridge House Design Competition

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The Bay Bridge House is an organization with plans to convert components from the former eastern span of the Bay Bridge into a house. The Bay Bridge House Student Design Competition is a competition asking students to imagine saving pieces of the historic span and create a modern, contemporary and self sustaining eco-houseing and co-work multi-use […]

San Fratello Juror in the 2013 AIA Seattle Honor Awards

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter hosted the annual 2013 Honor Awards to celebrate excellence in design. Award-winning projects, announced at a packed event at Benaroya Hall, served as powerful demonstrations of the outstanding caliber of design that is consistently produced by Washington-based architects and designers. Jurors for the annual competition were Stella Betts,a […]

U.S. Premiere of Sukkah City Documentary


Sukkah City, a documentary film by Jason Hutt about the Sukkah City architecture competition, which features The Sukkah of the Signs by Rael San Fratello, premieres in the U.S. at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival with several showings in the Bay Area: TUE, July 30, 12:05pm – Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street (at Market), San […]

Fabricate 2014 Keynote


Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael will deliver a keynote address at the Fabricate 2014 Conference in Zurich, February 14-15 2014. Other keynotes include Achim Menges, Neil Gershenfeld and Mario Carpo. The conference is hosted by Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich, in cooperation with Bob Sheil […]

Interview with Virginia San Fratello and Philippe Rahm

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San Fratello & Rahm – AIA Material 2013 from Ron V. Brown on Vimeo. The AIA National Conference entitled Material was held in Melbourne in June 2013 and ArchiTel attended with the Architecture on the Radio 3RRR-FM team of Stuart Harrison, Simon Knott and Rory Hyde. Together we interviewed conference keynote speakers Virgina San Fratello (USA) and Philippe Rahm […]

Virginia San Fratello at Bond University


Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture in Australia welcomes Virginia San Fratello as part of the 2013 Architectural Lecture Series, a series of free events hosted by practitioners and academics who are helping to expand and explore the definition and edge condition of architectural practice. Date: Monday 3 June 2013 Time: 6:00pm Location: […]

Wood, Salt and Wonder


Gizmodo, the go-to authority for gadget news and digital culture, covers our spin-off project, Emerging Objects.

Virginia San Fratello to Speak at the 2013 National Architecture Conference in Melbourne


A rich array of international and Australian speakers has been confirmed for the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 National Conference – MATERIAL. Creative Directors Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and John de Manincor have selected 14 presenters including academics, artists, practicing architects, historians, researchers and problem solvers, once again securely positioning the 2013 conference as a must attend […]

Ronald Rael @ Tulane University A-Weekend


Ronald Rael participates in the Tulane School of Architecture A-Weekend workshops with Andrew Kudless and Thom Faulders. Rael’s workshop, Pneuforms/Pneuspaces resulted in the design and construction of two, building-sized pneumatic structures, installed on the Tulane campus.

Virginia San Fratello @ The University of Houston

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Virginia San Fratello presented the work of Rael San Fratello as part of the University of Houston Gerald D Hines College of Architecture Lecture Series.

Ronald Rael @ The University of Colorado Boulder

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Ronald Rael presented Full Scale Study Models as part of the Environmental Design Lecture Series at the University of Colorado Boulder. Ronald Rael at CU Boulder ENVD from CUBoulderENVD on Vimeo.

Virginia San Fratello @ UT Austin


Virginia San Fratello lectures as part of the University of Texas Austin School of Architecture lecture series.



ACADIA 2012 will feature a new exhibition entitled “WILD CARDS” – composed of both peer-reviewed ACADIA projects and curated projects from emerging West Coast design firms. The exhibition will be hosted in the main Nave space at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco (1111 8th Street). The exhibition opening will take place […]

Sukkah City Documentary


The Sukkah of the Signs (a.k.a. The Homeless House) will be featured in Sukkah City, a documentary film about the architecture competition and exhibition that explored the creative potential of the sukkah. Sukkah of the Signs – Design Process from Oxbow Lake Films on Vimeo. Opening Scene from Sukkah City’s Jury Day from Oxbow Lake Films […]

Rael San Fratello at the University of Washington


Ronald Rael will present “Back Story”,  the work of Rael San Fratello, at the University of Washington Department of Architecture  Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30pm. Location / Room:  Architecture Hall 147, University of Washington

Objects by Architects at MIT

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Objects by Architects, curated by Sarah M. Hirschman, presents a selection of design objects “smaller than a breadbox,” designed by working architects. Includes work by: Molo, Stanley Saitowitz, Actual / Josh Jakus, Eternity Stew, Moorhead + Moorhead, Meejin Yoon / MY Studio, Deger Cengiz, Nervous System, Barbara Flanagan, Yung Ho Chang, Cheryl Baxter, Nader Tehrani […]

SOL Grotto Video


SOL Grotto from Rael San Fratello on Vimeo. Project Date: 2012 Project Team: Rael San Fratello Architects: Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello, Kent Wilson, Bryan Allen, Chase Lunt, Dustin Moon, Bridget Basham Media: 1,368 glass tubes, wood, paint Fabrication: Matarozzi Pelsinger, Rael San Fratello Architects Funding: Project made possible by a generous donation from Matarozzi Pelisinger Builders. Glass provided by […]