Foster+Partners // Designer // New York,NY // 2015

Ennead Architects // Designer // New York, NY // 2011-2014

John Ciardullo Associates // Designer // New York, NY // 2010

NASA Johnson Space Center // Habitability Design Center // Houston, TX // 2010

NYC Department of City Planning // Urban Design Studio // New York, NY // 2009

National Geographic Adventure Magazine // Photo Intern // New York, NY // 2005-2006

American Museum of Natural History // Astrophysics Education Intern // New York, NY // 2004


Ann Kalla Fellow // Assistant Professor // Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture // 2015-2016

Columbia University // Assistant Adjunct Professor, Assistant Adjunct Research Scholar // New York, NY // 2010-2014

Columbia University // Teaching Assistant // Intro to Architecture, Studio IV, Building Technologies // New York, NY // 2008-2010


Buckminster Fuller Institute Fellow // 2016

Ann Kalla Fellow // Carnegie Mellon University // 2015-2016

Honor Award for Excellence in Design // Columbia University // 2010

William Kinne Fellow // Columbia University // 2010

Lowenfish Memorial Prize // Columbia University // 2010


Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society // 2015

PA Space Grant Consortium // 2016

Frank Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry // 2016


"Life on Mars: Constructing Visions for Human Settlement" // Allegheny Observatory // Pittsburgh, PA // April 2016

"Closed Worlds: Encounters that Never Happened." // Storefront for Art and Architecture // New York, NY // March 2016 // watch here

"A Brief History of Time and Space Architecture" // Carnegie Mellon University // Pittsburgh, PA // Nov 2015 // watch here


"Mars Ice House: Using the Physics of Phase Change"

Designing for earth and Space, in space and time.

CHRISTINA CIARDULLO held the 2015-2016 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. Ciardullo has a background in astronomy and philosophy and has held research positions at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture’s Space Architecture Lab and the Habitability Design Center at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Her terrestrial work focuses on an interdisciplinary research approach integrating the built and natural worlds, and has included award winning pavilion designs with CO, Green Guidelines for NYC Department of City Planning, an award winning resilient waterfront development for Ennead Lab, and the Shanghai Planetarium with Ennead Architects for which she received a grant to continue research from the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society. In her work off the planet, she has consulted in the extraterrestrial endeavors of Foster+Partners, and is part of a consortium of designers designing for habitats for life in other atmospheres.