Gia Wolff

Gia Wolff
Visiting Lecturer
Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design

Office: Architecture Building, S-110

Gia Wolff is a designer informed by performance and its use of space and objects to convey narratives, form, and experience. Working both in the profession and within other creative disciplines at the fringe of architecture, her work embodies a reciprocal relationship between the user and the built environment and questions the performative aspects of the discipline

Wolff is an ongoing collaborator with Freecell Architecture whose practice operates within the overlap of design, architecture, and urbanism. Freecell is interested in issues of aesthetics, craft, and production and uses projects to balance the functional with the experimental to ultimately create the experiential. Wolff also collaborates with the Phantom Limb Company, a New York based marionette theater group, as well as Claire Tancons, a New Orleans based independent curator on processional performances.

In 2013, Wolff was winner of the Wheelwright Prize (Harvard GSD) for her project, Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats, where she currently studies the traditions of parade floats—elaborate temporary and mobile constructions that are realized annually in various carnivals and festivals around the world. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, Real Art Ways, 356 Mission, WAM, White Columns Gallery, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Peter Fingesten Gallery, and Kai Matsumiya Gallery.

Wolff received a Master's Degree in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. Presently, Wolff is an Adjunct Assistant professor at the Pratt Institute and a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University.