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Virginia San Fratello is an architect, artist, and educator. She is Chair of the Department of Design at San José State University in Silicon Valley but is on sabbatical this spring and has chosen to spend it in Greenland and Iceland, exploring the Arctic landscape in search of new and ancient materials and ways of building and being. 

She is the co-author of Printing Architecture: Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing, a book that reexamines the building process from the bottom up and offers illuminating case studies for 3D printing with novel materials like chardonnay grape skins, salt, and rubber tires. She is a partner in Emerging Objects, a creatively driven, 3D Printing MAKE-tank specializing in innovations in 3D printing, and Rael San Fratello, an experimental architecture studio in Oakland, CA.  

Her work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, SFMOMA, the Albuquerque Museum, the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai, LACMA, and the Design Museum in London.
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Rael San Fratello

Emerging Objects IG @vasfsf