Juanita Wichienkuer is an award-winning architect & exhibit designer with broad experience in design, building, and construction project management. She has worked for leading design firms such as Ralph Appelbaum Associates, as the lead exhibit designer for the History Galleries at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, and as the Director of Architecture & Interiors for Atelier Ace / Ace Hotel. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, MoMA, and the New York Center for Architecture, and has been published in the New York Times, CBS News 60 Minutes, and Architectural Record. She is currently the Head of Exhibit Design for Smithsonian Exhibits.
Juanita holds a masters of architecture degree from Parsons School of Design where she received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal and a bachelor of arts in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley with a minor in History of the Built Environment. She has taught at Cornell University with Pritzker Prize-winning humanitarian Shigeru Ban on disaster relief shelter, and at Parsons School of Design on representation & spatial analysis.