Julian Palacio Architecture (JP/A) is a collaborative architecture and design studio based in New York City dedicated to the creation of spaces that engage in meaningful ways with our contemporary cultural, social, and physical environment. We believe in the capacity of architecture to transform and enhance our collective experience of the world around us.
The studio's work ranges across scales, from public spaces to the design of buildings and interiors, with particular attention to the interplay between ideas and their realization. Our design process focuses on an intense dialogue to address the characteristic complexities of any project, while also embracing the particular ethos of people and places.
Recent and current projects include the design of a master plan for a waterfront property in Shelter Island, NY; a proposal for a public school in Bogotá, Colombia; and a private residence in Dakar, Senegal.
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Julian Palacio (b. Bogotá, Colombia) is the founder of JP/A and an architect with over 15 years of international design experience. He received his Master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2002, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Javeriana in 1999.
Prior to establishing JP/A, Julian was a senior architect with the New York office of Enrique Norten | TEN Arquitectos, where he collaborated in the design of the Hotel Americano in Chelsea, the Livingston Campus Master Plan for Rutgers University, and the West End 37&50 Condominiums in Washington D.C. From 2003-2006 he was a project designer and project coordinator with Boston-based Office dA, involved in projects in the United States and Latin America that included, among others, the expansion of the Rose Art Museum, the Weston Performing Arts Center, the Macallen building in Boston, and a proposal for incremental social housing in Valparaiso, Chile, as part of the ELEMENTAL initiative.
Julian's work and research has been recognized with a MacDowell Colony Fellowship by the MacDowell Colony for the Creative Arts, and with the Deborah J. Norden Travel Fellowship from the Architectural League of New York. His current research continues to explore issues of materiality and structural form. More recently he has focused on the role these play in the creation and figuration of distinct collective spaces in cities.
Julian is a Visiting Professor in the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union. He has taught at Cornell University (2013-2017), the University of Pennsylvania, and Catholic University, and has been a guest juror for design reviews at Columbia University GSAPP, Harvard GSD, Yale, MIT, and Pratt Institute. Julian 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.
Sean 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 retail and residential projects.
Before joining JP/A, Sean 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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