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Jackilin Ha Bloom & Florencia Pita: Visiting Graduate Architecture Faculty

By KnowltonOSU
Oct 16, '18 12:22 PM EST

The Knowlton School welcomes Jackilin Ha Bloom and Florencia Pita as visiting faculty in the G3 Architecture Design Studio, Easy Office, with studio instructor and 2018-19 Lefevre Fellow, Emily Mohr (BSARCH ’13). The studio will look closely and critically at Rachel Whiteread’s works as examples of ways to enact new readings of materialized constructs and engage with an underlining disciplinary discussion of the studio, to define “easy” work as that which is in fact difficult, complex, excessive, transitional and implied.

Jackilin Ha Bloom is an architectural designer based in Los Angeles, California. She is co-founder of the research based collaborative, Pita & Bloom, and principal of JHB Studio. Bloom holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California School of Architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Florencia Pita is a partner and co-founder of Pita & Bloom. She is also principal of FPmod. Pita graduated in 1998 from the National University of Rosario in Argentina, with a licensure degree. In 1999, she was awarded the 2000 Fulbright-Fondo Nacional de las Artes Scholarship to pursue studies at Columbia University, and in 2001 she received her Master's Degree from the MSAAD Program at Columbia University.

The work of Pita and Bloom includes competition proposals for world-class buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland, a housing ideas project in Maribor, Slovenia, and an urban park scheme in San Francisco, California. In January of 2014, Pita & Bloom were called “two female visionaries” in Architecture Magazine’s "Next Progressives."

On October 9, Pita and Bloom participated in “What’s Your Project?” - a component of the Baumer Theory Seminar - which aimed to get at the intellectual, disciplinary, aesthetic and/or political ambitions that underpin the work of leading figures in architecture and adjacent fields.