gattegnoNATALY GATTEGNO is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab [], an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative that has developed a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of architecture with advanced fabrication technologies, responsive building systems and urban space.

Ms.Gattegno’s work has explored notions of territory – terrestrial, arctic, urban and suburban - by speculating on the design opportunities and inhabitation of extreme climatic environments. FCL received the 2009 Van Alen NY Prize in Systems and Ecology for the Aurora Project – an index of shifting territorial resources in the Arctic and a speculative vision for a massive new energy infrastructure and settlement pattern. FCL’s work has been widely published and exhibited – most recently in Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments edited by David Gissen, the issue of Architectural Design entitled Territory, and the exhibition Envelo{p}es, at the Pratt Gallery, New York.

Ms.Gattegno is a member of the architecture faculty at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley.