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Assistant Professor


Georgina Baronian is an assistant professor at the Rice University School of Architecture and principal of clovisbaronian, an architectural practice based in Texas. Her work explores the interrelation of climate and aesthetics and how assumed notions of the production of thermal comfort can be reconsidered through a spatial, experiential, and aesthetic lens.

Prior to establishing an independent practice, Baronian worked in Tokyo, Japan, for the offices of SANAA and Junya Ishigami. Her work in Japan included projects for new cultural venues, educational institutions, housing, and large-scale public art installations in Europe, North America, and Australia.

Alongside an investment in rigorous built work, her practice clovisbaronian has been internationally recognized for its applied material research. Recent projects include Cloud Canopy, recipient of the Next Generation Global Prize from the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, and Paper Roof, supported by the Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) Grant. These full-scale prototypes explore novel methods for the nonmechanical conditioning of outdoor urban environments.

In addition to this research, Baronian maintains a professional connection to Japan, recently co-organizing the traveling exhibition Correspondence. Pairing eight young architects from Japan and North America, this exhibition invited participants to experimentally renovate the Shinjuku White House, the first built work of Arata Isozaki. Through a process of exchange and collaboration, these new works were installed in the Shinjuku White House in Tokyo and presented at a83 in New York. This project was the recipient of the Arts Council Tokyo Arts & Culture Creation Subsidy.

Georgina was the 2022–23 Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University and has previously held teaching positions at Cal Poly Pomona and Princeton University.

Baronian is a registered architect in the states of New York and Texas.


Faculty Work


  • M.Arch. Princeton University
  • Bachelor of Environments, Architecture, University of Melbourne

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