Recent Lecture: Marcelo Spina

Tue Mar 28th, 6pm @ EMPAC Theater:

MARCELO SPINA: Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real_

Marcelo Spina with Georgina Huljich founded P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, a design-research practice that has gained international recognition for its subtle approach to architecture; one that seamlessly integrates digital technology with an extensive consideration of form, novel tectonics and innovative materials.

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ work has received extensive recognition worldwide and is part of the permanent collections of the SF MOMA, Chicago Art Institute and MAK Museum in Vienna. With a decidedly global reach and working across multiple scales, programs, cultures and economies, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S has completed projects in the US, South America and Asia. In 2011 P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S integrated the prestigious Emerging Voices Series of the Architectural league of New York, and were the recipient of the Arch is Award by the AIA Los Angeles Chapter. In 2004 the firm was recognized as one of the 11 most progressive offices working worldwide by Architectural Record Design Vanguard issue. In 2003 they received the third prize in the prestigious Young Architect of the year Award that propelled the firm to an early international recognition and most recently were finalists for the Ordos Prize and the Iakov Chernikov Prize.

In addition to their professional and academic work, Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich published their first comprehensive monograph titled EmbeddedFor more information on Marcelo Spina and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, please see the practice’s site:



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