Cessie Frangiamore is a London based architectural designer, graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Architecture. Cessie completed her BA Hons Architecture at the Sheffield School of Architecture in 2018. She went on to work at an architecture practice in London before joining the Royal College of Art. During her time at the RCA, she conducted research-based projects with a practice that allowed her to enter into discussions beyond the realm of architectural and spatial interrogations, considering socio-political implications.
Cessie completed her thesis project 'Architecture of Trial' in ADS 6 under Clara Kraft, Satoshi Isono and Dr. Guan Lee. Her final year thesis work has been a development of research undertaken during her first year, exploring the theme of imagery, ways of seeing and perception. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Cessie is interested in challenging the role of the architect to understand how architectural design can embody a response practically and experimentally.
In her first year of MA, she completed her project 'Digitally Physical' in ADS 8, under Dr. Marina Otero Verzier, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Kamil Hilmi Dalkir. The research considered the relationship between the digital and physical, particularly looking at the implications of energy consumption from a speculative, qualitative and artistic approach. Her dissertation 'Through the Looking Glass' used a temporary typological framework to discuss the state of reality and truth in relation to architectural representation.