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Paul Petrunia

Paul Petrunia

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Paul Petrunia is the founder/publisher of Archinect.com (1997) & Bustler.net (2006); the president/creative director at Extra Medium, Inc., an LA-based web design/development studio; and also acts as a consultant for the design and production of web sites, specializing in those related to architecture and design. Paul studied arts and sciences at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He then moved on to study architecture at the University of Oregon and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

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Paul's General Blog on Archinect:

The Los Angeles Biennale : Currently at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. Formerly at the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism.

The Los Angeles Biennale is an experimentation in creating a nomadic biennale on urbanism, hosted by the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam. This blog will cover the preparation, activities and findings from this experiment.

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Paul's Featured Articles on Archinect

Working out of the Box: Bryan Boyer, Tue, Oct 1 '13

Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths. In this installment, we're talking with architect-turned-public-design-instigator Bryan Boyer. Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know ...

Working out of the Box: Bryan Boyer
 

"The Sidewalk's End", by Flux Foundation, for Coachella 2013, Wed, Jun 5 '13

The Sidewalk's End is a project about experience. How can art be inextricably linked to the landscape to enhance the experience of the physical place? In an environment over-saturated with stimuli, what are the fundamental kinds of human experience that are lacking? And how can the act of ...

 

How to Use Archinect to Get a Job; Part 1: Optimizing your Profile, Thu, Aug 30 '12

It goes without saying that the job market for architects is really tough right now. It does need to be said, however, that there is much more that job seekers can do to improve their chances of getting hired. Naturally, Archinect is the best place to start. Archinect currently hosts over ...

How to Use Archinect to Get a Job; Part 1: Optimizing your Profile
 

Tadao Ando Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master, Mon, Apr 23 '12

I can easily point to Tadao Ando's work as one of my earliest sources of inspiration, pulling me toward a life embedded in architecture. The powerful simplicity of his forms has always seemed to me, to represent an understanding far greater than that of the built environment alone. A few weeks ...

Tadao Ando Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master
 

Working out of the Box: Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp, Fri, Mar 16 '12

If you haven't heard of Pinterest yet, you don't get online much. Pinterest, Silicon Valley's latest darling, has skyrocketed in popularity due to its dead-simple concept and beautiful execution. It's a website (and app) that allows members to collect and share their favorite ...

Working out of the Box: Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp
 

Working out of the Box: Logan Amont, Wed, Apr 27 '11

Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.   Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would ...

Working out of the Box: Logan Amont
 

Student Works: Rock and Roll Fantasy - SCI-Arc at Coachella: Elastic Plastic Sponge, Tue, May 19 '09

The title "Rock and Roll Fantasy" might be a little misleading for this SCI-Arc studio project lead by Ball Nogues ' Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon. While the program was 100% rock and roll, the practical lessons learned during this collaborative design-build experience were far ...

Student Works: Rock and Roll Fantasy - SCI-Arc at Coachella: Elastic Plastic Sponge
 

Checking the Pulse of the Architecture Industry Part I: the Surveys , Tue, Nov 4 '08

As we're constantly reminded in the media, the developed world markets are entering uncharted territory. The economic and credit crises are becoming painfully evident to those in the architecture industry. Commissions are getting canceled, talented architects are getting laid off, and the ...

Checking the Pulse of the Architecture Industry Part I: the Surveys
 

A Mere Sliver of Time Archiculture: The Documentary, Fri, Mar 14 '08

Few outside the architecture field can imagine the rigor of an architecture studio or thesis experience. When Archinect launched the School Blog Project in 2005, readers began to experience this relatively closed culture as selected students at universities around the world blogged their ...

A Mere Sliver of Time Archiculture: The Documentary
 

The Pink Project, Mon, Dec 3 '07

While filming on a set in New Orleans, actor Brad Pitt became seduced by the powerful image of a pink-clad CGI house within the lush Louisiana surroundings. He saw the pink structure as a metaphor, representing the future of renewed housing for those displaced by the recent disasters.

The Pink Project
 

Danny Forster, Extreme Host, Tue, May 30 '06

This Wednesday, May 31st, a new season of the Discovery Channel's Extreme Engineering will debut at 10pm. This season will introduce an on-screen host to replace the previous voice-over narrator. The new host, Danny Forster, also happens to be an architect who is currently working on his MArch ...

Danny Forster, Extreme Host
 

Transmaterial Research , Mon, Nov 15 '04

NEW MATERIALS ARE RESHAPING OUR WORLD Throughout human history, material innovation has been defined by the persistent testing of limits. Transmaterial is a catalog of materials, products and processes that are redefining our physical environment, based on a compilation of Blaine Brownell's ...

Transmaterial Research
 

Cover Page Archive, Wed, Nov 3 '04

From September 1999 to November 2001 we commissioned many of the most groundbreaking designers in the emerging new web design medium to design a monthly cover page for Archinect. The mission was to create a cover page invoking an architectural theme, using the tools that each designer was most ...

Cover Page Archive
 

Front Design, Mon, Jul 12 '04

Front Design is a design group composed of four women based in Stockholm, Sweden: Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken, Anna Lindren, and Katja S'vstr'm. They give credit for their products to animals, physics, surroundings, and materials. Some are captures of a moment in time, like ...

Front Design
 

KDLAB and the Art of Speed, Fri, Jun 25 '04

In this feature we present Les Jumelles, the Art of Speed film created for Nike by KDLAB, a New York-based design studio founded by architects Dean DiSimone and Joseph Kosinski. We also explore the making and conception of this piece in a brief interview with Joseph.

KDLAB and the Art of Speed
 

Employment 

Bustler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder/Director

Jul 2006 - current
 

Extra Medium, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, CEO/Creative Director

Jan 2001 - current
 

Archinect, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder & Creative Director

Jul 1997 - current
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1997 - Apr 1999
 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1995 - Jun 1997
 

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, CA, Bachelors, Art History, Calculus & Physics

Sep 1994 - Apr 1995
 

Areas of Specialization 



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