Rocio Crosetto Brizzio

Rocio Crosetto Brizzio (she/her) joins Syracuse University, Architecture School faculty as a Part-Time Instructor, teaching third-year architecture studios.

Crosetto is an Argentinian architect, co-founder of Balsa Crosetto Piazzi, an award winning architecture office based in Argentina and the US. Founded in 2017, their work has been recognized with awards in multiple design competitions and exhibited at the Venice Biennial, the Iberoamerican Biennial, the Argentinian Biennial, among others. The studio focuses on architecture across multiple scales, from the design and construction of projects; to research, writing and curatorial work.

Previously, she has been assistant professor of project and theory at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina; Columbia University in New York; the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia; the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay; and the Universidad Andres Bello, Chile. Rocio has served as guest critic at undergraduate and graduate reviews in several universities in the US, Europe and Latin America; and has given lectures on the work of Balsa Crosetto Piazzi at national and international congresses in Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, the United States and Argentina.

Rocio’s academic research oscillates on the relations between technologies, ecologies and politics, understanding these as pieces of a designed reality that fosters unorthodox networks of power and shapes different ways of living together. She has been editor at PATIO Magazine, a publication on Latin-American architecture and culture in New York City.

She, together with her partners at Balsa Crosetto Piazzi, obtained several awards on national and international competitions, such as the First Prize for the Design and Restoration of the National Argentinian Bank Historic Headquarters, the First Prize for the Design of the Manuel Belgrano Square in Villa Allende, Cordoba; and the short-listed selection for the Design and Curation of the Argentine Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennial, with the project Invisible Structures. 

Crosetto is an Architect from the School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina; and holds a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. At Columbia, Rocio was admitted with a Dean Scholarship award, and she received upon her graduation the William Ware Prize for Excellence in Design and Saul Kaplan Travelling Fellowship.