Discipline: Architecture – design

Nancy Diniz

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016

Nancy Diniz is an architect, and the director of the B.S. in building sciences program and an assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining RPI she held several permanent teaching positions in architecture schools in China, UK, Italy, and Portugal. She has published and exhibited her work widely internationally, namely at EYEBEAM, MILAN EXPO 2015, Venice Biennale 2014, ISEA 2013, Sydney, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013, Dislocate 2007, Tokyo, and Cornell University 2007.

In her research, Diniz develops systems that react and adapt in real time to biometric and environmental sensing. They operate in-between the human body and architectural scale and engage topics pertaining to data collection and visualization, bio/digital fabrication, and physical computing.



Nancy Diniz worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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