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Alessandra Cianchetta
Alessandra Cianchetta is guest design critic at the MIT reviews Joint Urbanism Studio
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Cambridge, US

Alessandra Cianchetta is pleased to join the panelists for the final reviews of the Joint Urbanism Studio California Dreamin' instructed by Rafi Segal, Alan M. Berger and Jonah Susskind at MITinstructed by Rafi Segal, Alan M. Berger and Jonah Susskind at MIT, in a capacity of guest critic, Cambridge, US, December 2018.

The panel includes

  1. Adèle Naudé Santos, FAIA, is a Professor and served as the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning from 2004 to 2015. Prior to that she was professor at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design where her academic focus was the design of housing environments.

  2. Irmak Turan is an architect, researcher, and PhD student in the MIT Building Technology program. She is a member of the MIT Sustainable Design Lab. Her current work explores the connection between environmental performance of buildings and urban real estate economics.

  3. Helen Kongsgaard is an assistant professor at RISD. Her research situates landscape architecture within the emergent field of urban adaptation, examining the role of design as cities respond to shifting environmental conditions. Her practice focuses on the reclamation, adaptation and conservation of urban landscapes.

  4. Ariel Noyman is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab City Science Group, a lecturer at Northeastern University, an architect and an urban designer working to fuse cities and technology. His research is on novel methods for urban modeling and simulation, future mobility and decentralized participation.

  5. Alessandra Cianchetta is an award-winning Italian-born architect whose work includes master planning, cultural buildings, interiors, exhibitions, and publications. Alessandra is a founding partner of AWP, a practice based in London and Paris. She has taught architecture and urban-design studios at Cornell University, University of Virginia, Columbia University’s New York-Paris Program and The Berlage. She is also a consultant and adviser to Strelka KB in Moscow and to the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.

  6. Christopher Reznich is a landscape architect and a founding partner of Little Brother Design Group. He earned a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a MS in Conservation and a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan TCAUP, where he was awarded the Leonard B. Willeke Design Prize.

  7. Flinn Fagg is a director of Planning Services at City of Palm Springs. Prior to this position he was a Planning Director at City of Las Vegas.

  8. Stephen Phillips is principal architect in the California firm Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS). He is Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Founding Director of the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

  9. Chelina Odbert is is Co-founder and Executive Director of Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), a non-profit design practice that partners with low income communities to improve physical, economic, and social quality of life through low-cost, high-impact design interventions. Since 2006, she has worked with community members in the slum of Kibera, Nairobi to design and implement a network of "Productive Public Spaces" — transformed waste spaces that link physical upgrading to micro-enterprise and community development.