Artem Panchenko

Artem Panchenko

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I am interested in semiotics, syntax and pragmatics. In my studio work I strive to explore how these principals influence the architecture. I strive to innovate and impact the architectural discourse locally and on the larger scale. I am interested in how texture can inform the tectonic structure and perception of the architecture. The threshold conditions of a space help us understand its qualities. I want to be fluent in the architectural language that creates meaning and brings purpose to the forms.

Architecture is not arbitrary; every detail carries a meaning that creates a dialectic between the sum of the parts and the whole. The parts have a precise meaning and aim at an accurate purpose. A dialog created between the form and grids, informs an understanding through a deliberate position in the design. A design that fails to be understood by the consumer or audience, is useless – regardless of the level of syntax or semantics applied to it. Yet, I strongly believe in experimentation, and find myself doing useless things and learning from them. Through rigorous examination and study, through operations, drawings, modeling and rendering, one can discover meaning and find purpose in seemingly useless things.



Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, Research Assistant

Research assistant for SCI-Arc Research Associate, Masha Hupalo. The work explores the ways policy and big data inform planning and design, the legal construct of territory and borders, and new forms of urbanization. Responsibilities include investigating phenomena related to architecture and its peripheries.

Jan 2020 - Apr 2022


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

A five-year professional degree, accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Liberal arts-based education focusing on both design excellence and intellectual depth.

May 2018 - Apr 2022


Gruen Scholarship, Scholarship

Gruen Scholarship


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