Judith DiMaio, FAIA, RIBA is a licensed architect. In 2013 she was inducted into the Society of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects FAIA). This is a prestigious position only granted after a rigorous selection process based on portfolio, academic accomplishments and the extent to which someone has contributed to society through their profession. The statement made by the Selection Committee of the AIA reads as follows:
“DiMaio is an architect, educator and influential design strategist. Her research-based design approach has repositioned history as an active trans-historical component in the design process, expanding the repertoire of architectural strategies for students and professionals.”
Her decades in academia combined with her extensive world travel have enabled her to forge a unique role within the architecture and design industries Her time as a Senior Designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), a New York based architectural firm, provided her with the opportunity to apply her unorthodox methodology to design and problem solving where her designs received praise from both the firm and the press.
In 2016 the firm of Bruce Nagel and Partners invited Ms. DiMaio to join as Design Partner. She was a partner through 2019, at which time she resumed a position as consulting architect based in Rome, Italy.
DiMaio is Dean Emerita of NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design, and is currently a Professor for the University of Notre Dame du Lac’s Rome Program. Ms. DiMaio was previously an Associate Professor at Yale’s School of Architecture. DiMaio has been a visiting professor and lecturer at numerous universities here and abroad. Ms. DiMaio holds a M Arch from Harvard, a B. Arch from Cornell, and a B of Arts from Bennington College. She was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture and subsequently a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship.