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Danielle Willems

Visiting Assistant Professor


Danielle Willems is a founding partner of the Maeta Design, an international multidisciplinary firm. The practice has recently completed a series of built boutique hotels in Europe, that question the intersections between algorithmic tools and digital fabrication techniques. They have recently exhibited in the 2018 Venice Biennale, with an installation titled “Digital Deposition”, which explored functioning blockchain technology embedded within innovate robotically fabricated material composites. They have been recently published with a featured chapter in the book titled “57 Pavilions”, which showcases design research and built architectural work.

Danielle Willems holds a Masters of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University and Bachelors in Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture. She has been a faculty, lecturer and instructor at several Universities and Institutes such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cooper Union, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania PennDesign and is currently an instructor at Pratt. Her work progressively merges several disciplines together such as VR game design, fashion design, robotics and film into her architectural design methodologies.

A.A., Orange Coast College; B.Arch., SCI-ARC; M.S., Columbia University.