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Antonio Pacheco

Antonio Pacheco

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Antonio is a Los Angeles-based writer, designer, and preservationist.

He is the Managing Editor at Archinect. Antonio sits on the Exhibitions Committee of the Architecture and Design Museum and is the communications manager for Materials & Applications

He completed the M.Arch I and Master of Preservation Studies programs at Tulane University in 2014, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010.

Antonio has written extensively on the legacies of Late Modern, Postmodern, and contemporary architecture, including particular focuses on the works of Lawrence Halprin, William Pereira, Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, and Jon Jerde, in a variety of publications. His writing has been featured in The Architect's Newspaper, ArtNet, Creator's Project (VICE), and Preservation in Print. 

Antonio's Featured Articles on Archinect

Re-Imagining Housing Design with Marissa Kasdan, Director of KTGY’s R+D Studio, Thu, Oct 17 '19

With a rapidly aging population, an inward flux of new urban residents, and developmental pressures forcing displacement and homelessness on growing numbers of people, housing design finds itself at a critical nexus in the United States.  And while many architecture firms are surely working ...

Re-Imagining Housing Design with Marissa Kasdan, Director of KTGY’s R+D Studio
 

Deans List: Berkeley's Vishaan Chakrabarti on Rejecting the False Choices Embodied by Recent Architectural Pedagogies, Wed, Oct 9 '19

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programs, pedagogical approaches, and academic goals, as defined by the dean–giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum ...

Deans List: Berkeley's Vishaan Chakrabarti on Rejecting the False Choices Embodied by Recent Architectural Pedagogies
 

Architect Deanna Van Buren on Designing Beautiful Spaces That "Amplify Self-Care, Love, Restoration, and Respect", Tue, Oct 8 '19

Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS) is an Oakland, California-based architecture and real estate development non-profit that is working to end mass incarceration by "building infrastructure that attacks its root causes: poverty, racism, unequal access to resources, and the criminal justice ...

Architect Deanna Van Buren on Designing Beautiful Spaces That 'Amplify Self-Care, Love, Restoration, and Respect'
 

Yesomi Umolu on The "Unraveling of Our Received Language of Looking and Being in the World", Mon, Oct 7 '19

Programming an international architecture biennial is no easy task, much less so when the goal is to create a program that seeks to recast prevailing narratives surrounding lived experiences of the built environment. For the 2019 run of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), artistic director ...

Yesomi Umolu on The 'Unraveling of Our Received Language of Looking and Being in the World'
 

SITELAB on Building an Uncompromising Practice That Embraces a “Both-And” Perspective, Fri, Sep 27 '19

SITELAB urban studio  is a multi-disciplinary urban design team based in San Francisco. The 16-person firm tackles a wide-ranging set of concerns through their work, which bridges between urban design, landscape architecture, community engagement, and placemaking focuses. Viewed simply ...

SITELAB on Building an Uncompromising Practice That Embraces a “Both-And” Perspective
 

Studio One Eleven On "Creating a Community-Driven Architectural Practice Keenly Focused on Revitalizing Cities", Tue, Sep 17 '19

In a word, the work of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California-based Studio One Eleven focuses on cities. Throughout a range of scales running from tiny parklets to community master plans, the growing office thrives by "using design to create better outcomes for the communities we serve," according ...

Studio One Eleven On 'Creating a Community-Driven Architectural Practice Keenly Focused on Revitalizing Cities'
 

Archinect's Biographical Reading List, Thu, Sep 12 '19

While the work of an architect often stands in for the life of the architect itself, there is much to be learned about the lived experience of history's most notable designers.  And while monographs that tally up and showcase the work of individual designers and firms are a dime a dozen ...

Archinect's Biographical Reading List
 

KoningEizenberg on Designing with the Sun, Mon, Sep 2 '19

KoningEizenberg Architecture (KEA) was recently awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal for 2019, the country’s highest architectural honor. The Santa Monica, California-based office has a nearly four-decade-long track record of fusing thoughtful programming with ...

KoningEizenberg on Designing with the Sun
 

Striving for Clarity in all Aspects of Design with Waechter Architecture, Wed, Aug 28 '19

The work of Portland, Oregon-based Waechter Architecture is focused, in a word, on clarity.  Spatial clarity, compositional clarity, material clarity, systems clarity, experiential clarity—All play a guiding role in shaping the firm's eclectic output. The goal of this clarity, according ...

Striving for Clarity in all Aspects of Design with Waechter Architecture
 

Soapbox: Tatiana Bilbao, Mon, Aug 26 '19

Soapbox is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks, and symposia concerning contemporary themes explored through the archives of the past and present.  This week, we highlight the words, projects, and ideas of Tatiana Bilbao, principal and founder of Tatiana Bilbao Estudio ...

Soapbox: Tatiana Bilbao
 

In Praise of César Pelli's Quirky Corners, Fri, Aug 16 '19

César Pelli has a reputation for designing some of the world’s tallest and most elegant buildings.  And though the architect's facilities with glass skin buildings reached their highest stages late in his career, Pelli's earlier skyscrapers also showcase a deftly skilled artist at work. In ...

In Praise of César Pelli's Quirky Corners
 

Soapbox: Shohei Shigematsu, Tue, Aug 13 '19

Soapbox is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks, and symposia concerning contemporary themes explored through the archives of lectures past and present.  This week, we focus on the words and ideas of Shohei Shigematsu, a rising partner at the Office for Metropolitan ...

Soapbox: Shohei Shigematsu
 

Fellow Fellows: Brittany Utting, Mon, Aug 12 '19

Fellow Fellows is a series that focuses on the increasingly important role fellowships play in architecture academia today. These prestigious academic positions can bring forth a fantastic blend of practice, research, and pedagogical cross-pollination, often within a tight time ...

Fellow Fellows: Brittany Utting
 

David Baker Architects on Growing a Team-Based, Family-Friendly Practice , Wed, Aug 7 '19

San Francisco's David Baker Architects is a leading office in the realm of affordable housing design. Founded in 1982 by University of California, Berkeley-trained architect David Baker, the firm has designed over 8,000 units of affordable housing across the San Francisco Bay Area, and ...

David Baker Architects on Growing a Team-Based, Family-Friendly Practice
 

"We urgently need to change the way in which we are inhabiting the planet," an interview with Tulane University's new dean, Iñaki Alday, Mon, Aug 5 '19

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programming, as defined by the dean–giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. For this ...

'We urgently need to change the way in which we are inhabiting the planet,' an interview with Tulane University's new dean, Iñaki Alday
 

Lessons in Monochromatic Composition from Arthur Elrod, Sat, Jul 27 '19

Arthur Elrod, the noted Mid-Century Modern interior designer, is widely known for his eye-popping, colorful, and groovy designs, but what can we learn from his monochromatic works? Stylistically eclectic, formally complex, and materially decadent, these works hold valuable lessons that, upon ...

Lessons in Monochromatic Composition from Arthur Elrod
 

Fellow Fellows: Destabilizing Context with James Leng, Thu, Jul 18 '19

Fellow Fellows is a series that focuses on the current eruption and trend of fellowships in academia today. These positions within the academic realm produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence and traditionally within a tight time frame. Fellow Fellows sits ...

Fellow Fellows: Destabilizing Context with James Leng
 

Wasted Space: Comparing Horton Plaza and The Vessel, Tue, Jul 16 '19

One is brand new, the other, at the end of its life. One is a place for shopping, the other a place for selling oneself. One, a facsimile of the city, the other, a rejection of it. However unalike they might seem, Jon Jerde’s soon-to-be-demolished Horton Plaza in San Diego and Thomas ...

Wasted Space: Comparing Horton Plaza and The Vessel
 

Deans List: UW's Renée Cheng on How Comprehensive Design Can Engender Inclusivity, Thu, Jul 11 '19

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programming, as defined by the dean — giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. For ...

Deans List: UW's Renée Cheng on How Comprehensive Design Can Engender Inclusivity
 

The Story of Horace King, Slave-Turned-Architect, Thu, Jun 20 '19

For over 250 years, African Americans in the United States endured the bondage of slavery, a cultural, political, and economic regime that exploited their forced labor in order to clear land, harvest crops, and build America’s cities and towns. Under these conditions, human beings were viewed as ...

The Story of Horace King, Slave-Turned-Architect
 

Rex’s Brown University Performing Arts Center Shape-Shifts to Fill a Campus Void, Fri, Jun 14 '19

The tradition of architects experimenting with new typologies and forms on college campuses is one that goes way back. Whether considering Frank Lloyd Wright’s 10-building collection of Usonian structures at Florida Southern College, Venturi-Scott Brown’s technological-contextual works at ...

Rex’s Brown University Performing Arts Center Shape-Shifts to Fill a Campus Void
 

Inside the Plan to Save LA’s Southwest Museum, Tue, Jun 11 '19

It’s an open question whether the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles has its best days behind or ahead of it. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style mountaintop campus was built in 1914 by architects Sumner P. Hunt and Silas Reese Burns at the behest of anthropologist, historian ...

Inside the Plan to Save LA’s Southwest Museum
 

Employment 

Archinect, Pasadena, CA, US, Editorial Director

May 2019 - current
 

The Architect's Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA, US, West Editor

Mar 2016 - May 2019
 

Heyday Partnership, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
 

LA-Más, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Fellow

May 2016 - Oct 2016
 

meter, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Office of Jonathan Tate, New Orleans, LA, US, Research Intern

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Preservation Resource Center- Preservation In Print, New Orleans, LA, US, Graphic Design Intern

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Landmarks Association of Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, Research Intern

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

J. Paul Getty Museum, Brentwood, CA, Multicultural Undergraduate Intern

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2014
 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Masters, Master of Preservation Studies

Sep 2011 - May 2014
 

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Diversity Scholar, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Scholarship

Selected to attend 2012 NTHP Conference from national applicant pool.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills