Paola Sanguinetti

Director & Professor, The Design School

Arizona State University

Paola Sanguinetti is the Director of the Design School at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Paola has two decades of teaching experience in architecture and computational design. Paola received a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in High Performance Buildings and Design Computation. Paola worked in Prof. Chuck Eastman’s Digital Building Laboratory, developing tools to automate data exchanges between building-information models and simulation models. Her current research focuses on energy efficient 3D-printed construction. Paola has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, including DesignIntelligence's most admired educators in 2014. Her passion is mentoring students and supporting the participation of underrepresented groups in her area of expertise: building simulation, robotic fabrication and virtual reality in architecture. She has an active BIM consulting practice. Paola has worked professionally in New York and London, gaining experience with several internationally distinguished architectural practices, including those of Emilio Ambasz and Zaha Hadid.