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Paola Sanguinetti

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
Chair, Department of Architecture
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Paola Sanguinetti 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 Georgia Institute of Technology, with specialization in Building Technology and Design Computation.  .

Paola’s field of research is building technology and the use of computational models for design and analysis. Paola worked in Chuck Eastman’s Digital Building Lab, concentrating on improving data exchanges between building information models (BIM) and behavioral models for quantitative analysis, specifically energy simulations. Her current research deals important aspects of design computation, including parametric modeling and building energy simulation, and BIM and integrated project delivery for façade systems. Her expertise include performance-based design and risk-analysis for building facade retrofit.

Paola worked in New York and London. She gained professional experience with internationally distinguished architectural practices including Emilio Ambasz and Zaha Hadid.

Paola teaches architectural design and design computation in the Architecture Department at University of Kansas. Her courses promote student investigation of sustainable strategies towards energy efficiency. Paola has received multiple architectural design education awards.