Professional Information
Beth Ellen
Director of Strategy & Outreach;
One Works spa
Architecture & Planning
Education, Honors & Awards
Parsons School of Design, NYC
Environmental Design (1980)
Università Politecnico di Milano
Masters(M.Arch.)- Architecture- Politecnico di Milano (1994)
study abroad scholarship to Milan Italy
Personal Information
She is a registered member of the Italian Institute of Architects of Mi­lan e Lodi since 1994 and listed in the Album of Adjunct Professors for the Università Politecnico di Milano since 2000.
Beth is a life time member of Aspria Harbor Club Milan where she enjoys playing tennis and also spends her free time sailing, skiing, gardening.
Beth is married to Giovanni Lasio, neurosurgeon at Humanitas Hospital Milan. They have two children, Glen Edward and Georgia Rae.
Beth Ellen Campbell joined One Works in 2014 as Strategy and Outreach Director bringing to the office comprehensive design, management and research skills. Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA, but living in Milan for the greater part of her life, she received a BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design, NYC and a MA in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano. She is a registered member of the Italian Institute of Architects of Mi­lan e Lodi since 1994 and listed in the Album of Adjunct Professors for the Università Politecnico di Milano since 2000. Campbell is an executive level architect whose working experiences lie within three principal areas: Architecture Design: as practicing architect, her clientele comes from both the public and private sector. Campbell follows projects through all design, management and constructions phases, her works include more than 40 residential and commercial renovations as the flagship spaces for Patagonia, and Musto clothing companies and the conservative restoration of a historical rural complex in a natural wildlife preserve. In collaboration with local architectural firms, commissions of diversified nature also make up her portfolio: the realization of a new silk manufacturing compound with annexed offices, 11 public buildings including the Milan MM Line 3 Station, 9 urban design-sport facilities and recently a 50 unit residential complex with retail spaces on ground floor. Large, high quality, mixed-use design projects: Campbell was local project manager from 2006-2009 under Adamson Associates, Toronto and Jacobs, Milan for the Hines, Porta Nuova Milano, Garibaldi Repubblica and Varesina Projects. Beginning with the feasibility study, she led the multi international design team through the maze of Italian building codes and by laws coordinating and controlling the project up through the final phases of the executive drawings for tender. Full responsibility was assumed for building permit procedures working side by side with numerous public officials and administrative offices, completing protocol for 3 Preliminary Approvals and 19 Building Permits in a three-year span. Urban Renewal and Public Space Design: Campbell is adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano-Bovisa, Urban Planning Department, since 22 years. Her teachings concentrate on analytical-interpretative exercises evaluating a specific urban area’s performance and territorial sustainability capacity. Students are lead through the urban design process formulating proposals for large urban wastelands such as Scalo Farini Rail Yard, Caserma Montello military precinct, and the Parco Trotter district in Milan, the ex-Falck area in Sesto San Giovanni, and the ex Cemsa-Isotta Fraschini area in Saronno, many of which have been award candidates and selected for various publications. She has a track record for high quality teaching methods and was evaluated Top Professor out of 53 design studio courses for the academic years 2013 and 2014. Campbell has participated in numerous conferences and international design competitions such as “Ansaldo City of Culture” and “Palazzo Arengario: 20th Century Art Museum” in Milan. Recently she has been awarded for two competition projects: “Project for an urban metamorphosis: a pedestrian highline for Genova”, E_LEVATA, 2nd place and “Sottomarina Chioggia Waterfront Redevelopment Competition", In Medias Res, LADUNA, 1st place. (both with Masstudio). Numerous publications of diverse nature cover her career. In the past 2 years she has published through Politecnico Milano the book “City Transformation: Caserma Montello Milano” and has curated the new web site and monograph volume for One Works.
More than 25 years
quality design control, architecture urbanism, urban design, urban redevelopment, city making, wasteland renewal, development analysis, concept design, interior design, colors and materials
Beth Ellen Campbell is the Director of Strategy & Outreach for One Works, an independent design and consultancy firm that integrates architecture, infrastructure and urban engineering architectural, with offices in Milan, Venice, Rome, London, Dubai, and Doha. Core responsibilities concern corporate development and public image; such as the new web site, Ones Works monographic volume, corporate brochures and general graphic productions, methodology and approach tender proposals, seminar lecture preparation, organisation of corporate events. Beth received her Masters in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano. She chairs an Urban Design studio course at Politecnico Di Milano and guest lectures at seminars and workshops. She received her BFA in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design, NYC and her MA in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano. Beth was recently called to oversee a FAI restoration project in Milan; the central Panopticon domed space of the City's historical prison San Vittore. When not working she enjoys tennis, sailing, skiing, photography, and gardening.
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passion in urban design, public space making and renewal and restoration; innate capacity for public relations and planning processes; acute reading, observation and formulation of unbuilt space (360°).
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