Erin Pellegrino


Erin is a strategist, designer, and registered architect with a decade of experience in the fields of design, business development, and creative consulting. She is the co-founder of Out of Architecture, a career consulting firm that helps designers explore non-traditional methods of practice. OOA is dedicated to helping architects and designers find challenging and creatively fulfilling roles beyond that of traditional architectural practice. It is both a call to reassess the architecture profession and its education and a network of professionals at all stages of their careers that pushes the boundaries of design and the agency of the architect. We produce content, media, and tools for graduates and work one-on-one with architects to untangle their skills, passions, and value to design their careers.

She is also the founder and principal of Matter, a design/build firm that solves problems that span from brand to the built environment, teaches Professional Practice courses at Cornell, and Parsons, and co-leads the design/build studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology.