- Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Architecture Eleanor D’Aponte has been teaching graduate and undergraduate level design studios, seminars, and lecture courses at the School of Architecture + Art for 21 years. She has been instrumental in implementing curricular strengths including ethics, cultural diversity, and the first-year experience. She shepherded the school through its 2010 NAAB accreditation and recently led a design-build collaboration resulting in town approval for a Community Kiosk in Northfield, VT.
Prior to joining the faculty Prof. D’Aponte interned and practiced with award winning architecture firms in her native New York City including di Domenico + Partners, Deamer and Phillips, and Peter Gisolfi Associates. She brings experience designing and detailing large-scale public industrial buildings, master-planning, residential renovation and new construction to the studio and lectures.
In 2014 she received a Charles A. Dana Category 1 grant for superior scholarship, teaching ability, and university service. In 2017 she received a grant from the Marion Jasper Whiting Foundation to study concrete architecture in Northern Italy and Switzerland. In 2019 she was awarded her third consecutive Norwich University Apprenticeship Grant to study aesthetics and techniques for casting interior wall panels using fabric formed concrete. In addition to several published peer-reviewed conference papers, she is currently writing a book chapter on this innovative construction technique.
She contributes to her local, academic, and professional community. In 2021 she received a Vermont Master Naturalist certificate to bolster an awareness of Biophilic Design in her approach to teaching and design. She also presently serves as Secretary for the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects