Assistant Professor of Architecture
Areas of Expertise
Architectural technology; construction methodologies; residential design; sustainable architecture; urban design, theory and planning
Buccellato’s research is focused on the development of methods, tools and practices to advance the design and execution of truly sustainable buildings with particular emphasis on quantifying the broader impacts of the materials, methods and technologies employed in building construction. Buccellato teaches Introduction to Building Technology, upper-level undergraduate and graduate studios, and directed studies courses related to her GreenScale Research Project, aimed at the development of a novel digital design and analysis tool to quantify the broader ecological impacts of building materials and methodologies. She works with faculty in the departments of computer science and mechanical engineering to optimize the integration of computational waste heat in the built environment (greencloud.crc.nd.edu), and serves as project designer for the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility at St. Patrick’s County Park (ND-LEEF), part of the University’s Environmental Change Initiative. Buccellato came to Notre Dame from professional practice in New York where she was an associate with G. P. Schafer Architect PLLC. A graduate of Harvard University’s School of Design, Buccellato is a partner of Buccellato Design LLC.
Teamwork and Timber at Notre Dame
ND-LEEF pavilion receives award from Indiana AIA
School of Architecture students raise a barn with Madison Primary fourth-graders
Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park team up on new cutting-edge environmental facility