JP/A is an architecture and design practice based in New York City. Established in 2014 by Julian Palacio, the studio is a creative platform for the realization of ideas through spaces and structures that engage in compelling ways with our physical and multicultural environment. Central to our work is a commitment to the capacity for architecture to inspire while enhancing the individual and collective experience of the world around us.
We operate at multiple scales, from the design of public and cultural spaces, to private residences, interiors and installations, with a special investment in exploring issues of architectural expression, materiality and structure.
Our process revolves around a collaborative and intimate dialogue with clients, makers, builders and fabricators, to test the potential for architecture to embed the unique aspirations of each project.
Julian Palacio Architecture PLLC
New York, NY
JULIAN PALACIO AIA NCARB LEED AP
Julian Palacio (b. Bogotá, Colombia) is the founder of JP/A and an architect with over 15 years of professional design experience. He received a Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.
Palacio's work has been published and exhibited widely and has been recognized with awards including the MacDowell Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony for the Creative Arts, and the Deborah J. Norden Travel Fellowship from the Architectural League of New York. His current research explores the instrumentality of structure in the production of architectural form and its role in the creation of collective and social spaces across multiple scales.
Prior to establishing his independent practice, Palacio was a senior architect in the New York office of Enrique Norten | TEN Arquitectos. From 2003-2006 he was lead designer and project coordinator with Boston-based Office dA, involved in award-wining projects in the United States and Latin America that included the expansion of the Rose Art Museum, the Weston Performing Arts Center, the Macallen building, and a proposal for incremental social housing in Valparaiso, Chile, as part of the ELEMENTAL initiative.
Palacio is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York. He has taught previously at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a guest juror for design reviews at Columbia University GSAPP, Harvard GSD, Yale, MIT, and Pratt Institute, among others. Palacio is a registered architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C).
Sean Baccei (b. San Mateo, California) is a Senior Project Manager at JP/A. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a member of the Economics Honor Society, and studied architecture at the California College of the Arts, where he was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams merit award.
Baccei began his professional career in the San Francisco Bay Area, on projects ranging from large scale mixed-use developments in Seoul, Korea, to award wining homes on the West Coast. At Jensen Architects he was Lead Designer and Project Manager on several high-end residential projects.
Before joining JP/A, Baccei was a Project Manager at Office dA and Zack deVito Architecture, a design-build firm in San Francisco, where he continued to gain in-depth knowledge on both the design and construction side of the industry.
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