Simone Giostra - Adjunct Associate Professor
Simone GiostraAdjunct Associate Professor
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Higgins Hall North 1
.Simone Giostra graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 1995. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the founding partner of Simone Giostra & Partners, a full service firm based in New York. Prior to establishing his own practice, he acted as project architect for the design and construction of several prestigious international projects with a number of renowned architects, including Raphael Vinoly, Raimund Abraham, Steven Holl and Richard Meier.
Mr. Giostra has lectured extensively in Europe and the US, most recently at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, for the “Feltman Lecture” at Cooper Union in New York, at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He was the recipient of the Archi-Tech Award, the Boston Society of Architects “Sustainable design award”, a finalist of the World Architecture Festival and the Zumtobel Award in 2008. His work was published in several books and journals including: The New York Time, The Washington Post, CNN, Architectural Record, A+U, Detail Magazine and Metropolis.
Mr. Giostra is the 2010 Fellow in Architecture and Environmental Structures from the NY Foundation for the Arts; he is a permanent member of the International Scientific Committee for the European Solar Energy Conference and an advisor to the JRC, providing the European Commission with scientific and technical support. Since 1998 Mr. Giostra has held faculty positions at Cooper Union, New Jersey Institute of Technology and City College in New York. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute in New York and a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan.
In recognition of its leading role in the field of sustainable design and innovation, the office was invited by the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York to design and build a large-scale, site specific installation as the centerpiece of the 2010 Design Triennial. Work by the office has been exhibited widely, including at the DAZ – German Center for Architecture – in Berlin, the Festival of Creativity in Florence, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shenzhen.