Marcelo Spina is a design faculty at SCI-Arc.Together with Georgina Huljich he founded P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, a design research architectural practice based in Los Angeles. The firm has gained worldwide recognition for its inventive approach to design and architecture fusing advanced computation with an extended understanding of form, tectonics and materials.
The work of the office has been exhibited and published worldwide and is part of the permanent collections of Museums such as the SF Moma, Chicago Art Institute and MAK Museum in Vienna. The firm’s first comprehensive book-monograph entitled “Embedded” is forthcoming by AADCU Beijing.
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S has received numerous prizes and awards including first prizes in the competitions for the Vertical Garden at the Schindler House in West Hollywood and the New SCI_Arc Cafe, the third prize in the prestigious Young Architect of the Year Award in 2003 and most recently as finalists for the Ordos Prize and the Iakov Chernikov Prize. In 2011, the firm integrated the prestigious Emerging Voices Series of the Architectural League of New York, and was the recipient of the Arch Is__ Award by the AIA Los Angeles Chapter.