Erin Pellegrino is currently a designer at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. She holds a Master's of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor's of Architecture from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning.
Described as a “maker and a thinker with a strong emotive dimension to her work”, Erin Pellegrino is interested in the human qualities of space. She graduated from Cornell University’s Bachelor of Architecture in 2014 where her design excellence was recognized with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for her thesis on architecture and perfume.
Recently, her work was awarded a Design Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects, New England for the Alpine Shelter project in Slovenia. She was also awarded the Paul M. Heffernan Travel Fellowship, to travel and build the project shelter in the Julian Alps. She has participated in lectures at IUAV in Venice, Italy, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia, and at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. Most recently, Alpine Shelter Skuta was awared a Core77 Award for architecture in the built environment, and was featured on the cover of Phaidon Press’s forthcoming publication, Environmental Living.
MiniCity Detroit was awarded first prize in Redesigning Detroit, a competition for the redesign of a vacant city block in Detroit, Michigan. In spring 2013, she was nominated to represent Cornell University’s Bachelor of Architecture program for the AIANYS student work competition. She has also been awarded both the Seipp Prize and York Prize, also from Cornell University.
In the summer of 2011, Erin traveled to South Africa as a part of a Design + Build team to construct an early education crèche in Johannesburg. Other projects include a collaboration with Jake Rudin on a renovation of a Richard Meier home in Ithaca, NY, which was awarded a Historic Ithaca Preservation Award.