Columbia University GSAPP
MS, Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture
Syracuse University School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture
Eschewing traditional notions of craft in favor of contemporary digital and mechanical fabrication practices of the mass-produced, his design work probes the rituals, imagery, and obsessions associated with domestic spaces. His ongoing historical research probes the ubiquitous but underexplored, the banal yet critical, and the unseen but potent technologies which shape the built environment. Most recently, his research project “Ultra-Clean: Architectures of Contamination Control” probed the history of mechanical air control and its manifestation in the middle-third of the Twentieth Century within the industrial cleanroom and the operating room. Though Piscitelli is an architectural designer by training and utilizes many of the skills and practices of the discipline, his work straddles art, design, and research. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and an MS in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.