Daniela Fabricius is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture. She is currently a Whiting Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities, and was a DAAD Research Fellow in 2012-13. She was also a Graduate Affiliate in the Program in European Cultural Studies from 2013-14. In 2014 she was awarded the Historians of German and Central European Art Emerging Scholars Prize. Her dissertation, entitled Calculation and Risk: The Rational Turn in West German Architecture 1965-1985, considers the themes of rationalism and calculation in postwar West German architecture, with case studies including the Ulm School for Design and the work of Frei Otto and Oswald Mathias Ungers.
She has taught studios and seminars at Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Pratt Institute. In 2005-6 she was the Architecture and Urban Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.