Born in Buenos Aires in 1969, Diego Petrate is a designer/architect based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work ranges from built projects, including architecture, furniture and graphic design, to more speculative research-driven projects based on design related to digital computation and fabrication.
With an academic and professional background from Argentina, Europe and the US, he has worked for more than six years for Frank O. Gehry on buildings, design competitions and exhibitions. He also teaches at the postgraduate level for the University of Toronto in Buenos Aires and at the undergraduate level at Di Tella University and National University of La Plata. In the past he has taught digital fabrication and design at the Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-arc], University of Utah and at the University of Buenos Aires.
Previously, he studied architecture at National University of La Plata, attended the StaedelSchule Frankfurt as a guest student to Enric Miralles and Peter Cook and received a Master’s degree on architecture from UCLA with Gregg Lynn as Thesis advisor. He is the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, as well as grants from the Argentine Ministry of Education and the Austrian Academic Exchange Service.