Maxi Spina investigates how issues of differential geometry, computation and new means of fabrication influence the emergence of novel formal and tectonic logics for architecture. His work strives to articulate architecture's corporeal presence and tectonic basis through scalar systems, while strengthening its capacity for representational values.
In 2007 Maxi founded Maxi Spina Architects (MSA), a full architectural design firm based in Los Angeles. The firm pursues independent commissions that range in scale from urban and architectural interventions to small scale installations. Notable projects include Reflective Formations and Repeat, prefabricated installations that investigate intricate tectonic conditions mediated through a computational field of influences; and the recently finished Jujuy Redux, a multi- family Housing in Argentina.
Maxi has lectured widely on his work; recent lectures have been at University of Florida at Gainesville, Lund University, Wash-U, Woodbury, UC Berkeley and the UNR. Maxi’s work has been published widely throughout the world. Recently, Jujuy Redux appeared in The Architect, Arquine, Bio, TARP, ReVista, and suckerPUNCH. His work has been exhibited at The Architectural League of New York, Latin Pratt, WUHO Gallery and Berkeley.
Spina is an Assistant Professor at Woodbury University, focusing on design representation. He has also taught at CCA, the National University of Rosario, and University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a Maybeck Fellowship in 2007-08. Throughout his career, he has actively worked as a designer for Daniel Libeskind, Neil Denari and PATTERNS, among others.
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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.