Alumna Viola Ago receives prestigious fellowship at the University of Michigan

Alumna Viola Ago (M.Arch ’13) is the 2016-17 Muschenheim Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. This prestigious fellowship offers emerging practitioners the opportunity to develop a body of work while teaching at the University. Ago will spend one year in residence instructing several classes in addition to pursuing her fellowship research. 

“Taking the time to construct your research in terms of theory and execution is important to a young architect’s development into the discipline,” said Ago. “An opportunity like the Muschenheim Fellowship is paramount to that development. My research will explore possibilities of the model and the drawing being of the same thing; in an attempt to overcome typical 3D model-to-drawing-to-production techniques that resulted from the recent rise of the digital."

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Ago is a Los Angeles based architectural designer and practitioner. Prior to her studies at SCI-Arc, Ago earned a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University in Toronto. Most recently, she worked as a designer at Morphosis Architects in the Advanced Technology Team and was involved in international design and construction projects. She has previously worked at LA Patterns Inc. in Los Angeles, Perkins Eastman in Toronto, and was a Graduate Studio Teaching Assistant at SCI-Arc. She has lectured and has been an invited guest critic at SCI-Arc, University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ryerson University, and American University of Sharjah. Her work has been featured in New Scientist Magazine, SuckerPunch Daily, Archilibs, eVolo, among others.

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