Alumni
Antonio Furgiuele

Antonio Furgiuele is an architect, educator, and scholar, whose work investigates the histories and theories of the architecture of data. Currently Assistant Professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, he was the 2014-15 SARUP research fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and his project there was titled Architectures of the Cloud; investigating the secretive architecture typologies of data centers that facilitate cloud computing and the way in which they maintain and propel the latest phase of the Information Age.

Furgiuele taught design studios and seminars at Pratt Institute, the City College of New York, Parsons, and Columbia University. He is the founding director of the O/S Group, a collaborative design practice based in Brooklyn. In 2011, he co-founded September/May [Sept/May] an organization that sponsors experimental production, play and positioning of disciplinary questions through film, performance, and architecture in Cambridge Massachusetts.

Furgiuele holds a B.Arch from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture from MIT. He has been an invited critic at various institutions, including: Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Toronto.

 

2013 SMArchS Thesis:  Architecture of the cloud, virtualization takes command: learning from black boxes, data centers and an architecture of the conditioned environment