P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is a design research architectural practice based in Los Angeles and operating globally. Founded in 1999 and headed by Principals Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S work 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 aims to generate innovative spatial forms that actively engage, enhance and influences the body, constantly challenging its relationship to the built environment akin to the complexity of contemporary life.
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. Their work has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide and is part of the permanent collections of the SF MOMA, Chicago Art Institute and MAK Museum in Vienna.
Recipient of numerous professional prizes and awards, 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, 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.
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