Michelle Cianfaglione is a licensed architect in New York State who is the owner and principal of MCDW Architecture, PLLC. She holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BPS in Architecture from the University at Buffalo. During her education, she traveled extensively through Italy with the Rhode Island School of Design and in Japan with the University of Pennsylvania, studying art and architecture.
Michelle began her career in the offices of Rockwell Group, Studio Daniel Libeskind and James Harb Architects and has worked on the City Life Tower and Piazza for Brescia Italy, The New York Philharmonic Offices, The Ana Tzarev Gallery and Pure Yoga New York.
Michelle's research is in generative modeling and her art work has been shown in a “Wild Bits” exhibition at Project 4 Gallery, in Washington DC. She is also very interested in the topic of 1:1 scale in digital fabrication and how space responds to specific ergonomics.
Michelle has taught classes in drawing, representation, architectural history + theory and design studio.
BPS in Architecture
Representation and Media
Awards and Honors:
Dales Traveling Scholarship
Connecticut AIA Charles DuBose Scholarship
Professional Development Fund