Biographies

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    Blanche Tarabrella

    Blanche Tarabrella is a sophomore majoring in Architectural Studies with a minor in Dance. At the outset of her college career, she thought she wanted to be an engineer, but after taking Drew Armstrong’s modern architecture course and studying abroad in Central Europe with him, she fell in love with studying architecture. Blanche is originally from Middleburg, Florida, but has family roots all over western Pennsylvania. Once she decided to major in Architectural Studies, she became even more interested in western Pennsylvania since it is home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, one of her favorite buildings. 

    At HAAARCH!!! 2017, Blanche will be presenting her group installation from “Approaches to the Built Environment” with Brynne Mulloy, Juliane O’Day, Antonio Parente, and Tobias Reather.

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    Bryan Trew

    Bryan Trew is a senior in the Architectural Studies program. His four years at Pitt have given him a diverse set of experiences, including the chance to work on a project for a sustainable housing community in Kathmandu along with a journey to France, to study the elements of space, power, and memory at the Palace of Versailles. Bryan will be attending Carnegie Mellon University for his masters of architecture in the fall working towards his goal of becoming a practicing architect.

    Bryan’s senior independent research is a focus on the architecture of schools of architecture. He is analyzing some of the buildings both adjacent to and distant from the University, comparing them to the Architectural Studies program’s current facilities in Thaw Hall. At HAAARCH!!!, he will show a proposal for improving the space on campus using a digital model of the existing structure.

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    Sana Mahmood

    Sana Mahmood is a junior triple-majoring in History of Art and Architecture, History and Philosophy of Science, and Biology, with a minor in Chemistry and a Certificate in Foundational Concepts of Medicine. She is a co-founder and the current President of ARTificial, Pitt’s only club focused on the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. Sana volunteers at the Carnegie Museum of Art, where she serves as a teaching assistant to art instructors that lead Saturday Art Classes for Kids (SACK. She also works at Pitt’s Center for Creativity, located in the basement of the University Store on Fifth. 

    Sana is interested in how people’s interests and coursework contribute to the development of individual perspectives. Through her interdisciplinary coursework, she hopes to understand men and women’s variations in worldviews, and to build connections between art, philosophy, and science. At HAAARCH!!!, Sana is presenting her internship work on the Teenie Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

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    Juliane O'Day

    Juliane O’Day is a junior majoring in Architectural Studies, a field that she was interested in for quite some time before coming to Pitt. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she was well aware of the redevelopment of the neighborhoods that surrounded her home and witnessed firsthand the effect of gentrification on the community and the importance of creating environmentally conscious and sustainable buildings. At Pitt, Juliane has enjoyed her design studios and hopes to complete an architectural internship this summer. After graduation in spring 2018, Juliane plans to attend graduate school to become a licensed architect.  

    At HAAARCH!!! 2017, Juliane will be presenting her group installation project from the class “Approaches to the Built Environment” in fall 2016. The installation combined Columbia’s Orquideorama garden featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art last fall and the installation’s site location, which focused on Native American/Inuit artwork. 

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    Caroline Fazzini

    Caroline Fazzini is a junior, majoring in the History of Art and Architecture and Studio Arts and pursuing a minor in Museum Studies. She is currently serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Dr. Erin Peters' Museum Studies special topics class on audience evaluation. This semester she has also been awarded the Archival Scholar Research Award and is currently researching the Frick Fine Arts Library's collection of artists' books and the Hillman Library's special collection of feminist periodicals. She is interested in the relationship between the physical form of an object and meaning—particularly feminist narratives about materiality, gender and the body—and how both the artists' books and periodicals address feminist issues, yet with the potential to reach and influence different intended audiences due to the mode and media that are used. After graduating from Pitt, Caroline plans to attend graduate school and eventually work in a museum as an art educator.

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    Gene Han

    Gene Han is a sophomore majoring in Architectural Studies and minoring in Studio Arts. Originally attracted to the popular pre-med track, Gene switched when he realized he was more intrigued in creatively expressing his ideas with hands on work rather than regurgitating specific functions of the endomembrane system. The studio life seduced him.  

    Coming from the metropolitan area of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, Gene himself fell in love with the issues surrounding urban design and the intricate detailing of immense structures. He hopes to continue to cultivate his interests after graduation by pursuing a masters in architecture in New York.  

    At HAAARCH!!! 2017, Gene will be presenting his final Foundations Studio model as well as a description of his works from Approaches to the Built Environment with his colleagues Alana Erwin, Brian Glatz, Jacob Gunderman, and Rose Hawk. 

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    Anika Shah

    Anika Shah is a junior and an Architectural Studies major who is also working towards a double minor in Studio Arts and Sociology. At first, she was unsure which field to pursue in her studies at Pitt, but after much exploration, she decided that architecture was the perfect fit. In the summer of 2015, Anika traveled to both Paris and Prague, where she became fascinated by the influential nature of architecture and the experiences it evokes. After finishing her degree at Pitt, she will continue traveling and enter graduate school to obtain her master’s in architecture. At HAAARCH!!! 2017, Anika will be presenting her Undergraduate Architectural Studies Portfolio.

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    Antonio Parente

    Antonio Parente is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Architectural Studies, with a certificate in Civil Engineering. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Antonio always wanted to matriculate to Pitt, but was unsure what field he wanted to study. In high school, he took drafting and computer drawing classes, which piqued his interest in architecture. Outside of class, his experiences with woodworking and as a youth basketball coach have helped him develop the important skills of patience, perseverance, and creativity. Over the next few years, Antonio plans to hone these skills along with others needed to succeed in the field of architecture. 

    At HAAARCH!!!, Antonio will be presenting a group installation project from the class “Approaches to the Built Environment” with Brynne Mulloy, Juliane O’Day, Tobias Raether, and Blanche Tarabrella.

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    Eliza Wick

    Eliza Wick is a senior from Pittsburgh majoring in the History of Art and Architecture with a minor in Museum Studies, and a transfer from the University of Kentucky. In the fall of 2016, she helped create an exhibition for the University Art Gallery, Paradoxes of Play: Concrete and Conceptualist Proposals from Brazil and Beyond. She also completed an internship that involved work for a digital exhibition on Botany Hall of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History curated by two Ph.D. candidates, Colleen O’Reilly and Aisling Quigley. She will be presenting her contribution to this exhibition at HAARCH!!!

    The Botany Hall project inspired Eliza to apply to the Office of Undergraduate Research’s London Field Studies Program in the summer of 2017. She was accepted and is now conducting her own research on the advantages of subjectivity over objectivity in botanical illustrations for scientific purposes, which she will continue while in London this summer.

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    Leslie Rose

    Leslie Rose will graduate from Pitt in April 2017 as a History of Art and Architecture major with a minor in Museum Studies. Her research centers on issues of diversity and representation in modern and contemporary art. In the fall of 2016, Leslie worked on an interdisciplinary research project on the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Botany Hall with several other colleagues, where she focused on the untold history of the women behind Botany Hall’s dioramas, For this, she curated archival documents and images in an online book using the program Scalar.

    Currently, Leslie is conducting an independent research project on the art featured in the Black Panther Magazine, while also serving as a teaching assistant for the HAA/Philosophy course “Digital Humanity” and working as an intern at the Andy Warhol Museum. After graduation, Leslie hopes to complete graduate school and eventually become a museum curator, with the goal of improving the visibility of women and minorities in museums in order to broaden perspectives of both scholars and visitors.

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