Gina Narracci is an architect with Apicella + Bunton Architects in New Haven. Currently at Apicella + Bunton Architects Ms. Narracci is a design architect for the new Digital Humanities Lab home in the Franke Reading Room in Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University, and the renovation of 406 Prospect Street, the new location for Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music.
Prior to joining Apicella + Bunton this year, Gina was an Associate Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. She was a designer or a senior designer for many of the firm’s performing arts centers. While at Pelli Clarke Pelli Ms. Narracci was a design team leader for the McCormick Place Events Center in Chicago and for the New Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the project architect for Hancher Auditorium, an 1,800-seat proscenium theater at University of Iowa; and The Theatre School, a performance and teaching facility for DePaul University in Chicago that includes a flexible theater, a studio theater, classrooms and offices.
She was also a designer for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California; the Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; and the St. Katherine Drexel Chapel for Xavier University in New Orleans. In addition, she was a project architect for the master plan of the Duke University Central Campus.
Ms. Narracci received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995, where her thesis project received the University’s highest design award. She was a teaching fellow at the Yale School of Architecture and has been a guest critic at Temple University and The Pennsylvania State University. In 2015 she received the Alumni Award from the Penn State Arts and Architecture Alumni Society.
Gina Narracci is a licensed architect in the state of Connecticut. The renovation of her and her husband Robert’s 1895 house in New Haven received The New Haven Preservation Trust’s House Preservation Award in 2015.