Gianni Downs

Adjunct Faculty, Scenic Design

Gianni Downs is an Associate Teaching Professor in Scenic Design and Scenic Painting at the University of Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

His work has been nationally recognized with a Kevin Kline Award and two nominations for productions at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, as well as an Irene Ryan nomination for designs at Stoneham Theatre. He is the recipient of the 2017 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award and with his colleague Annmarie Duggan: the 2019 Provost’s Personalized Education Grant, as well as both the 2018 and 2015 Innovation in Education Awards. Gianni received his MFA from Brandeis University and is a proud member of United Scenic Artist local USA829.