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P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is an architectural design practice based in Los Angeles with 15 years of building experience. Founded in 1999 and directed by Argentine born Architects Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S gained international recognition for its subtle approach to architecture; one that seamlessly integrates advanced technology within an extensive consideration of form, novel tectonics and
With a decidedly global influence and working across multiple scales, programs and cultures, the office completed projects in the US, South America and Asia. Its work was exhibited and published worldwide most notably at the Venice Biennale in Italy, Chicago Biennial, the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco MOMA, Vienna MAK Museum, where their work is also part of the permanent collections.
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S received numerous prizes and awards including the American Architecture Award, an ACSA Faculty Award, three AIA LA Honor Awards, an AIA National Design Review Awards; first prizes in the competitions for the SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion, a Temporary Pavilion for MOCA, the Vertical Garden at the Schindler House, the New SCI_Arc Café and the third prize in the prestigious Young Architect of the Year Award. In 2011, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S integrated the Emerging Voices Series of the Architectural league of New York, and was the recipient of the “Arch is” Award by the AIA LA Chapter. In 2013, Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich were the recipients of the prestigious USA Fellowship.
In addition to their professional and academic work, Spina and Huljich were the curators of “Matters of Sensation” at Artists Space. One of the most important collective exhibitions in architecture that Artists Space ever organized, the influential show opened to great acclaim in 2008.
Completed projects include award winning Jujuy Redux, a ten story Housing Apartment in Rosario,
Argentina; Prism Gallery, a Contemporary Art Gallery in Los Angeles; Chengdu Fluid Coreyard, a Corporate Headquarters in Chengdu, China and FyF House, a Private Residence in Rosario Argentina. Current projects include Olympia Towers and The Reef, two 2M Sqft. Mix-use Projects for Downtown Los Angeles, A Hotel in Panama City, Luxury Hotels for Bequia Island in the Caribe and Rottnest Island in Western
Australia, a Rural Housing Prototype for Mexico and a Performing Arts Pavilion in Los Angeles.