Virginia San Fratello

Emerging Objects
Oakland, California

Virginia San Fratello is an architect, artist and educator. She is a partner at Rael San Fratello and in Emerging Objects, which is a pioneering design and research company that specializes in 3D printed materials and objects for the built environment based in Oakland, California. San Fratello is an associate professor in the area of design at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. Her design studio, Rael San Fratello, was the recipient of the Emerging Voices Award given by the Architectural League of New York, Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Design Award, a finalist in the WPA 2.0 design competition and winner of the Van Alen Institute’s Life at the Speed of Rail competition. In 2016 the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) selected San Fratello as Educator of the Year.  Her work has been exhibited by MOMA in NYC, SFMOMA in San Francisco, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC, the Palace of Fine Art in Brussels and the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.