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Alessandra Cianchetta

External Examiner

Alessandra is the leading architect and founding partner of AWP, the award-winning practice that works across scales and genres – from the 160 ha strategic masterplan for the Paris CBD to buildings,  pavilions, landscapes, interiors, exhibitions and publications. Her work has been presented at venues worldwide such as MAXXI, Cité de l’Architecture, MoMA, the Storefront for Architecture & Art and has been featured in NY Times, Le Monde, PIN UP and The Guardian.

Alessandra was trained as an architect at La Sapienza Rome, Etsa Madrid and Etsa Barcelona, and later attended advanced studies on criticism and landscape theory. She is currently visiting critic and thesis advisor at The Berlage in Delft and formerly at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, US.

Alessandra has also curated exhibitions for major cultural institutions, written books and essays, lectured, taught and exhibited her work at many architectural venues and universities worldwide. In 2006, she was awarded the French Ministry of Culture Prize for Best Young Architects, and in 2010, she received the French Ministry of Ecology,  Sustainability, Transport and Housing PJU urban planning award.