Michelle Fornabai received her Masters of Architecture from Princeton University. She has exhibited in such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria and Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. She currently teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and has taught previously at the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Tulane University. Her practice, ambo.infra design, was established in 2001. Her current research for the Soft Structures: Pattern-Book is supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the LEF Foundation.