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Paola Zellner Bassett

Associate Professor

B.Arch. Professional Degree, Universidad Nacional De Buenos Aires
M.Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture


Paola practiced architecture in Argentina and Uruguay. She practiced in Los Angeles with Norman R. Millar Architects, and, together with Jim Bassett, started Zellner + Bassett, which received the 2010 AIA Blue Ridge Award of Excellence. She previously taught at Woodbury University and at the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA). Her collaborative works include the installations “The Book of Lies,” for artist Eugenia Butler at 18th Street Arts Center, CA (2007); “Between the Pyramid and the Labyrinth,” Moss Art Center, Blacksburg (2013); “Reclaiming Space,” University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2014); “Luminescent Forest,” Horton Gallery (2015); “30 x 30,” at the 18th UIFA Congress (2015), also shown at the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura in Buenos Aires (2015). Her scholarship has been published in Museum Making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012), and the journal Bitácora Arquitectura #33 (2017) among others.