Ronald Rael

Eureka Fellowship Awardees 2020

Ronald Rael (2020) is a design activist, undocumented architect, and educator. As the San Francisco
Chronicle writes, “Ronald Rael’s imagination is audacious. He speculates on the implications of a border
wall, building with mud and using 3D printers to create buildings, as seen in his books Borderwall as
Architecture, Earth Architecture and Printing Architecture, with his partner, architect and educator
Virginia San Fratello. Rael is a professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and is a
founding partner of the Oakland-based Make-Tank, Emerging Objects. You can see his drawings, models,
and objects in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY; the Cooper
Hewitt Design Museum in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Borderwall as Architecture Drawing, 2016
Coral Reef Seeding Units, 2018
Bloom, 2015