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Joseph Giovannini heads Giovannini Associates, a design firm based in New York and Los Angeles.

He holds a Masters in Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

He has taught advanced and graduate studios at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, UCLAs Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the University of Southern Californias School of Architecture, and at the University of Innsbruck.

His projects have ranged from the adaptive reuse of a large trucking facility into lofts to house additions and apartment interiors.

A graduate of Yale University, where he did his B.A. in English, he also holds a Master of Arts degree in French Language and Literature from La Sorbonne, Paris, Middlebury College Program.

Besides heading his design practice, Mr. Giovannini has written on architecture and design for three decades for such publications as the New York Times, Architectural Record, Art in America, Art Forum and Architecture Magazine. He has also served as the architecture critic for New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Published design projects have appeared in Architectural Digest, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New York Times, A + U, Domus, House and Garden, GA Houses, Architekur und Wohnen, Sites, and Interior Design.

He lives in New York with his wife, Christine Pittel, and daughter Isabella.

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