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Wortham Fellow


Viola Ago is an architectural designer, educator, and practitioner. She direct MIRACLES Architecture and is the current Wortham Fellow at the Rice University School of Architecture. More recently, Viola held the Christos Yessios Visiting Professorship at the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU and the William Muschenheim Design Fellowship position at the Taubman College of Architecture, University of Michigan.

Viola has previously taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Architecture, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She earned her Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University in Toronto. Prior to teaching, Viola worked as a lead designer in the Advanced Technology Team at Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles.

Viola’s work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Boston, Ghent NY, San Francisco, Miami, Columbus, Ann Arbor, and Cincinnati. Her written work has been published in Log, Wiley’s AD Architectural Design Magazine, Routledge’s Instabilities and Potentialities Book, Sci-Arc’s Offramp, Acadia Conference Proceedings, TxA Emerging Design and Technology Journal, JAE Journal, Architect’s Newspaper, Archinect, among others. Viola held a digital fabrication residency at the Autodesk Build Space in Boston, a University Design and Research Fellowship with Exhibit Columbus, and an artist residency at the MacDowell Colony.


  • M.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
  • B.Sc.Arch., Ryerson University

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