KATHERINE WENTWORTH RINNE
Project Director, Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the
City of Rome
A cartographic history of water infrastructure and urbanism in Rome
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Architecture Department: Spring 2007 - present
Advanced Site Design and Regional Planning Design
Urban Design Seminars/Civic Infrastructures
Architecture Department: Summer 2006
Architecture 100A (Third year students, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Program)
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR
Architectural History Department: 2006-2007:
Design & build web-based prototype of Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture Department: Fall 2001, and Spring 2003
4th year Rome Urban Design Studio; and Infrastructural Urbanism Seminar, Spring 2003
3rd year Site Planning Studio; and 1st year Introduction to Architectural Design Studio, Fall 2001
Landscape Architecture Department: Spring and Summer 2001 and Summer 2003
Urban Theory Lectures, Summers 2003, 2007, and 2009
Program Director for Rome Summer Urban Design Studio; and Infrastructural Urbanism Seminar, Summer 2001
4th year Urban Land Planning Studio; and 3rd year Design Details Studio, Spring 2001
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Architecture Department: June 2003
Urban Design Studio with upper-level and graduate students, Co-teach with Prof. Theodouropoulos
MIT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Office of the Dean: Sept 1999 Dec 2001, and Jan - Sept 1995
To develop "Aquae Urbis Romae" web site with funding from the Graham Foundation (1994-95)
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Landscape Architecture Department: Spring 2000
Graduate Seminar: Water Infrastructure and the City"
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Architecture Department: 1990-92
Fifth Year Boston Urban Design Studio; Summer 1991
Third Year Studio: Fall 1991
Second Year Studio: Fall1990, Spring 1991, Spring 1992
History of Architecture - Ancient to Medieval (majors); Fall, 1991
Architectural History Survey Course (non majors): Fall 1990, spring 1991, Spring 1992.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Architecture Department: June 1987
Architecture Discovery Studio for high school students. Co-teach with Prof. Chusid
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Archaeological Survey of Nuraghic Architecture: May - August 1983
Train and supervise three assistants and 16 students in archaeological surveying, Sardinia, Italy.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
TEACHING ASSOCIATE/TEACHING ASSISTANT
Architecture Department: 1979-81
First year graduate design studio: Fall 1980 and Spring 1981 (quarter system)
Architectural History Survey (Environmental Design 170/171): Fall 1979, Winter 1980
Introduction to Environmental Design: Spring 1980
College of Environmental Design Distinguished Teaching Award, 1981
WALKING ON WATER IN ROME , 1996 - present
Director and Leader for in-depth scholarly and artistic tours of the aqueducts and fountains of Rome and the history of Roman urbanism (through academic institutions).
ARCADE MAGAZINE, Seattle, Washington
"The Journal for Architecture and Design in the Pacific Northwest"
Contributing Editor: 1997-2000; Associate Editor: 1996
Develop editorial directive and oversee production; Contribute articles on urban design and architecture.
JOHNSON FAIN PARTNERS (formerly PEREIRA ASSOCIATES), Los Angeles
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
Urban Design and Architecture: January l986 - August l990
Direct research for all Urban Design and Planning projects; environmental analysis; historical, cultural research; schematic design; programming; reports & design guidelines. Major projects include: A Greenway Plan for Metropolitan Los Angeles; Urban Design Plan for Rockefeller Center; Superconducting Super Collider Campus Facilities Program, Waxahatchie, Texas; Ewa Town Center, Hawaii; Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA; Paramount Studios Master Plan, Hollywood.
SCHINDLER-CHACE HOUSE, Hollywood, CA
Assist in restoration and renovation of Schindler-Chace House. Conduct research related to the reconstruction of interior furnishings and fixtures. Reconstruction of lost elements including lighting. Completed for 1987 Rudolph Schindler Centennial.
LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE,
DESIGN PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR
Architecture Department: January - September 1984
Design & expedite production of "LOOK" decorative elements for l984 Los Angeles Olympics: design, working drawings, specifications and Architecture/Construction Department installation and teardown supervision.
RINNE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND RESEARCH CONSULTANT
Sole Practitioner: 1982-86
Residential clients and museum installations.
PUBLICATIONS, COMPETITIONS, EXHIBITIONS & MEDIA INTERVIEW
"Urban Ablutions: Cleansing Counter-Reformation Rome," in Rome, Pollution and Propriety: Dirt, Disease, and Hygiene in the Eternal City from Antiquity to Modernity, Mark Bradley, editor, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: August 2012), 182-201.
The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011). Winner of the 2012 Spiro Kostof Award for Urban History from the Society of Architectural Historians, and the 2011 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Award for Landscape History from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
Francesco's Fountain with illustrations by Sandra Forrest, (Brooklyn: 2011).
"Angling for Acqua in Pre-Sistine Rome (1570-1585)," Portia Prebys, editor, Early Modern Rome 1341-1667, Proceedings of a Conference held in Rome, May 13-15, 2010 (Rome: AACUPI November 2011), 555-563.
"A Grotto-Shrine at the Headwaters of the Aqua Traiana," Rabun Taylor, Katherine Rinne, Edward O'Neill, and Michael O'Neill, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 23 (December 2010), 358-375.
"Water: the Currency of Cardinals in Late Renaissance Rome," in Arturo Calzona and Daniela Lamberini, editors, La Civilta delle Acque tra Medioevo e Rinascimento, (Florence: Olschki, 2010), 367-87.
Architecture for a Hybrid Landscape: Proposals for the California Delta, San Francisco, California College of the Arts, 2009
Between Precedent and Experiment: the Restoration of the Acqua Vergine (1560-1570), in L. Roberts, S. Schaffer and P. Dear (eds.), The mindful hand: inquiry and invention from the late Renaissance to early industrialisation (Edita/University of Chicago Press: 2007), 95-115.
" Hydraulic Infrastructure and Urbanism in Early Modern Rome", in Papers of the British School at Rome 73 (2005), 199-232.
"Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome", The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia @ http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/waters. Prototype launched Jan. 1999, official release date May 2001; last update 6 January 2006.
The Landscape of Laundry in Late Cinquecento Rome, Studies in the Decorative Arts 9:1 (2001-2002): 34-60.
Hydroscape/Cityscape, Arcade, editor for a special issue on Water, Architecture and Urbanism, 2000, 19:1, 48 pages, and feature essay, p. 23-25.
Fluid Precision: Giacomo Della Porta and the Acqua Vergine Fountains of Rome in Landscapes of Memory and Experience, Jan Birksted, ed., London, Dec. 2000.
Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome a new computer archive of the hydrological history of Rome in La Città Nuova: Proceedings of the Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture, International Conference, Rome, June 1999, ACSA Press, Washington, D.C., 1999.
Paradise Promised: houses, gardens and communities for post World War II Los Angeles with Katherine Spitz, Vision and Reality: Social Aspects of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Modern Movement, Proceedings from the DOCOMOMO Fifth International Conference, 1998, Stockholm, Swedish Museum of Architecture, 1999.
Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome, in News from the Burndy Library, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, vol. 5:2, May 1999, p. 20-25.
Almost Aphrodite: the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, Arcade, 1999, 16:3, p. 28-31.
The Secret Life of Roman Fountains Places, vol. 12:1, Design History Foundation, New York, Winter 1999, p. 72-77.
The Fall and Rise of the Waters of Rome, in Fountains: Splash and Spectacle, Marilyn Symmes, ed., Thames & Hudson, 1998, p. 54-55 (British), Rizzoli, 1998, (American) Dedalo, 1999, (Italian).
Camminare sull acqua a Roma, Arcade, 1997, 15:3, p. 21-23.
Inhabitation, Arcade, editor for a special issue on houses and housing, 1996, 15:2, Seattle, 48 pages.
Aquae Urbis Romae: an historical overview of water in the public life of Rome in Cura Aquarum in Campania, N. de Haan & G. Jansen, Editors, Leiden, Frontinus Gesellschaft, Babesch, 1996, p. 145-151.
Gravity, Topography and Water Display in Baroque Rome, in Column 5, School of Architecture and Planning, U. of Washington, 1996, p. 23-31.
A Greenway Plan for Metropolitan Los Angeles in Urban Revisions: Current Projects for the Public Realm, exhibition catalogue, Elizabeth Smith, ed., Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and MIT Press, Cambridge, 1994, p. 98-103 [text used without acknowledgement].
Designing Disneyland: Give them more than they can see and theyll keep coming back Proceedings of the Associated Schools of Architecture, Annual Conference, Orlando, March, 1992, ACSA, Washington, D.C. 1992.
A. Quincy Jones; the Oneness of Architecture, Process Architecture #41, l983, l64 pages, Elaine K. Sewell, Ken Tanaka and Katherine Rinne.
Oklahoma City Memorial Competition, March 1997,
with Dawn DeDeaux, installation artist, and Simon Verity, sculptor.
Evanston Public Library Competition, April 1991, with Karen Cordes, AIA
"Impertinent Questions with Katherine Rinne," Humanities, September/October 2012, vol. 33, no. 5, page 54.
Trashopolis History Canada (Pixcom), a six-part television special aired in France and Canada, Sept. and Oct. 2010. Interviewed February 2010 about Roman water and sewage treatment, for Part 4 Rome.
Building Big WGBH Boston, a five-part television special aired nationally, Sept. and Oct. 2000. Interviewed July 1999 about Roman aqueducts and hydraulics for Part 5 Tunnels (Oct 31, 2000).
Invisible Places - Subtropolis Discovery Channel special on the hidden dimensions of cities. Interviewed Dec. 1996 about Roman aqueducts and fountains. Program has aired frequently since April 1997.
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Summer Fellowship in Garden and Landscape Studies, 2012
FOUNDATION FOR LANDSCAPE STUDIES
John Brinkerhoff Jackson Award for Landscape History, 2011, for "The Waters of Rome" (Yale: 2011)
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Fellowship for Independent Scholars, 2007
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Collaborative Research Award, 2006-2007
Awarded through IATH, University of Virginia, to add GIS data to Aquae Urbis Romae maps, improve the search engine, and to add new maps and images to include data from the Late Antique through the Early Medieval periods.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Science and Technology Studies, 2004-2006
The Waters of Rome: Hydraulic Infrastructure and Urbanism in a Baroque City, 1562-1762.
CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Samuel H. Kress, Senior Fellow, National Gallery of Art, 2003-2004
Funding to research and write Written in Water: a Topographic History of Baroque Rome.
GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP, 2001-2002
Funding for continued work on Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome.
PRINCE CHARITABLE TRUSTS, 1999-2000
Funding for research travel to Rome and for a professional photographer for a forthcoming book on the hydraulic infrastructure of baroque Rome.
JOHN ANSON KITTREDGE EDUCATIONAL TRUST, 1999-2000
To hire a part-time student assistant for computer editing of Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome
DIBNER INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MIT, Resident Fellow, 1998-1999
To conduct research on 16th & 17th century hydraulic technology for an article on Acqua Vergine water distribution in baroque Rome.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Fellowship for Independent Scholars, 1997 - 1998
To design and launch an interactive computer prototype for Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN THE HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Associate Fellow, 1997 - 1998
Computer and technical support to complete NEH project.
Senior Research Fellow, Rome, Italy, 1996 - 1997
To conduct research and photography for Aquae Urbis Romae
GETTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES
Research Support Grant, August 1996 Aquae Urbis Romae
AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME, October l994, April 2000
Visiting Scholar; Aquae Urbis Romae
GRAHAM FOUNDATION, 1994 (used at MIT, 1995)
Grant recipient; Aquae Urbis Romae
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 1981
College of Environmental Design, Distinguished Teaching Award
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, l980
Fellowship: Field Research in Malaysian Architecture
FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1975
Shinner Scholar, Department of Anthropology
LECTURES AND PAPERS
Over fifty lectures on water infrastructure
and the civic urbanism of Rome have been delivered to public and private
audiences in the United States and Europe.
LECTURES and WORKSHOPS (invited)
"Plumbing Rome," Public Lecture, School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, April 2012
"Gravity, water, and the pre-industrial city," Opler Conference, Worcester College, Oxford University, March 2012
"Water Systems and Public Architectures: Operating System H2O," Drylands Conference, Woodbury University, Los Angeles, March 2012
"New Research Methodologies: Water and Cultural Heritage in Rome," Water Shapes Conference, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome, February 2012
"Water Currents and Social Currency in Early Modern Rome", La Civilta` delle Acque tra Medioevo e Rinascimento", Fondazione Centro Studi Leon Battista Alberti, Mantova, October 1-4, 2008.
"Cleansing Counter Reformation Rome", Pollution and Propriety: Dirt, Disease and Hygiene in Rome from Antiquity to Modernity, The British School at Rome, June 21-22, 2007.
Water Infrastructure and the Formation of Baroque Rome Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC, November 2006.
LAcqua per le Fontane di Roma, Roma Città dAcqua, Associazione Culturale Sala Uno, Sovrintendenza ai Beni Culturali del Comune di Roma, April, 2005
Experimenting with Water in Design, Pennsylvania State University Rome Program, March 2005, and Iowa State University Rome Program, February 2005.
Restoring the Acqua Vergine in Rome, 1560-1570, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, September, 2004.
Hydraulic Technology and Urban Development in Rome, Water Science and Technology Board, The National Academies, Washington D.C., June 2004.
Mapping Rome's Water Infrastructure, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, April 2004.
Hydraulic Technology and Urban Development in Rome, University of Maryland, College of Engineering, April 2004.
Water for Rome, School of Architecture, University of Miami, March 2004.
Water Infrastructure and Urbanism in Baroque Rome, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, November 2003.
Mapping the Urban Development of Rome through its Water Infrastructure, Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, Maps: Here, Then and Now, Vancouver, May 2003.
Rivelando e tracciando il sistema delle Acque di Roma Istituto Nazionale dellArchitettura, Idee Intorno al Tevere, Rome, June 2002
Il sistema idraulico di Roma: antico, baròcco, e moderno, University of Perugia, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Perugia, May 2002
Waters of Rome, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche: Gruppo Nazionale per la Difesa dalle Catastrofi Idrogeologiche, June 2001.
Water Shaped Cities, Rome and Boston Boston Society of Architects, Exploring Design Public Lecture Series, April 2001 Revealing the Hydrological History of Rome (on-site lectures in Rome) for: University of Oregon in Rome, July 2002; Bard College in Rome, May 2002; American Academy in Rome, April 2000; Cornell University in Rome, April 2000; Iowa State University in Rome, April 2000, June 2002
The Fall and Rise of the Waters of Rome LAcqua in LArchitettura conference, American Academy in Rome, May 1999.
Go With the Flow: Topography, Gravity and Water Distribution in Baroque Rome, Cal Tech, Humanities & Social Sciences, April 1999; and The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, October 1998
Walking on Water in Rome at: North Carolina State, College of Design, October 1999; U of Texas, Austin, School of Architecture, April 1999; U of Nevada, Las Vegas, Architecture Dept., March 1999; Philadelphia College of Textiles and Design, December 1998; U of Virginia, School of Architecture, January 1998
Water in Rome from Egeria to Anita Ekberg: infrastructure, myth and metaphor at: Temple University, School of Architecture, March 1997; U of Colorado, School of Architecture, Sept 1996; USC, School of Architecture, Sept 1996; U of Washington, College of Architecture/Planning, Jan. 1996; Catholic University of America, Architecture Dept., July 1995
Water Delivery and Distribution in Rome, The Fountain Society, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, September 1995
Mapping Roman Water: a new computer map of Rome, Microsoft World Headquarters, August 1995
If you're not sleeping or eating you must be shopping, City of West Hollywood and American Institute of Architects, AIA Urban Design Committee, March l994
The Landscapes of Case Study Houses, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Exhibition Lecture Series, November l989
Behind the Mask: the Architecture of Hollywood Motion Picture Studios, Hollywood Heritage Commission, November 1988
Architecture in the Age of Optimism: Los Angeles in the 1950s Orange County Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Oct. 1988
CONFERENCE SESSION CHAIR
"The Source of the Soul: Water for Pre-Industrial Gardens and Villas," Society of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2010
"Intersecting Infrastructures: Public Works and the Public Realm," Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2010
Infrastructure into Urbanism, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, March 2008
H2O: Topography, Policy and Urban Form, Society of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 1998
"The Life of the Tiber in mid-Eighteenth Century Rome," Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour, Syposium, Eugene, Oregon, November 2010
"Cleansing Counter-Reformation Rome", Polution and Propriety, Conference British School at Rome, June 2007, .
"The Fall and Rise of the Waters of Rome", L'Acqua in L'Architecttura, Conference American Academy in Rome, May 1999, .
Aquae Urbis Romae: a history of delivery, distribution and uses of water in the City of Rome, 9. Inter. Symposium zur Geschicte der Wasserwirtschaft und des Wasserbaus im Mediterranean Raum, Oct. l994, Pompeii, Italy
New Values & New Communities for Post War Southern California, with Katherine Spitz, U of Texas, Austin, April 1992
Saving the Fifties California Preservation Conference, Annual Meeting, April l989
Housing Post-War Los Angeles Los Angeles Conservancy Symposium, "Fifties Architecture: Issues & Answers," March l986
Welcoming Address and Master of Ceremonies, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, Commencement, June 1981
You Are What You Drive California Folklore Society, April 1976 and UCLA Dept. of Art, May 1976
Water, the Currency of Cardinals",
of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, Savannah, April 2006.
" The Source of the Soul: Water for Villa Waterworks in Renaissance Rome, Renaissance Society, Cambridge, England, April 2005.
Hydraulic Infrastructure and Urbanism: Restoring Aqueducts and Restoring Rome, 1570-1630, Society for the History of Technology, Amsterdam, October 2004.
Dynamic Fluids: Mapping the Water Infrastructure of Baroque Rome, Studium Urbis Conference on Giambattista Nolli, Imago Urbis and Rome, Rome, June 2003.
Hydraulic Infrastructure and Urbanism in Baroque Rome, Society of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2003.
Mapping the Waters of Rome, Virtual System Multi-Media Conference, Virtual Heritage, UC Berkeley, October 2001.
Notes from Underground: Creating a Hydraulic Infrastructure for Baroque Rome, ACSA Western Regional Meeting, October 1999
Giacomo Della Porta and the Fountains of the Acqua Vergine, Society of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, Houston, April 1999
Paradise Promised: houses, gardens and communities for post WW II, Los Angeles, with Katherine Spitz, DOCOMO Fifth International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1998
Designing Disneyland: Give them more than they can see and they'll keep coming back, ACSA Annual Meeting, Orlando, March l992
Building the Dream Factory: an Architectural History of Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California Society of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, April l988
University of California, Berkeley, Master of Architecture, June 1981