Paola Iacucci was born in Rome and she studied there at the School of Architecture with Lodovico Quaroni. She was part of the architecture group Atrio Testaccio 1968 - 1970. She lived and worked in Rome until 1973 when she moved to Milano, participating to many national and international architecture competitions published internationally in Casabella, Domus, Lotus. She taught at the Polytecnic of Milan from 1976 to 1984. She has been the director of Aam Gallery in Milano from 1996 to 2003 doing 60 exhibitions of architecture, design, photography and art. From 1992 to 2008 she has built in Italy near Ascoli Piceno: 3 factories and 2 houses. She has made many projects for this region among which a Multiuse center with a communal hall in Porto d'Ascoli. She has a public housing tower of 15 floors in Porto D'Ascoli to be started next year and a house in Brasil in the state of Belo Horizonte. In 1980 she started to come to New York working sporadically with Steven Holl of whom she did an exhibition in Rome at AAM gallery in 1981. Her collaboration with Steven Holl is active to the present. In 1985 she moved to New York starting teaching Architecture at Columbia University where she taught 1986 - 2000. From 2000 to 2004 she taught at City College. She has taught at Princeton, Pratt, RISD, Parson, Penn, NJIT, Sci Arc in Vico Morcote and Carlton in Canada. She is one of the Principals of ATELIER A in NY and Milano. She is President of Associazione Culturale Civilta' del Mediterraneo in Otranto and Spoleto. She is President and Founder Member of BAU Institute, starting and running the many programs of the Institute in New York and Otranto, from 2001 to 2008. She has collaborated with Liane Noury Director of Architecture for Art, interviewing Mario Botta, Heinz Tesar, Alvaro Siza Vieira and introducing Steven Holl. In December 2006 she has invited and coordinated a group of 10 international architects and artists to design a plan for the land of Architecture Omi in Ghent New York that was the first proposed vision bringing to a master plan. City is work on paper, media watercolor and charcoal. The drawing is using the tectonic of stones to suggest an urban assemblage.
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