JP/A is a collaborative architecture and design studio based in New York City committed to the creation of spaces that engage in transformative ways with our contemporary cultural, social and physical environment. We consider architecture to be a discipline whose expansive field of action effects positive change in society and enhances our shared experience of the world around us.
The studio's work ranges across scales, from urbanism to the design of buildings and interiors, with a focus on the interplay between inspiring ideas and careful realization. Throughout our design process we engage clients in an intense dialogue to envision creative proposals that meet their needs while also reflecting their culture and aspirations.
Recent and current projects include the design of a master plan for a private waterfront property in Shelter Island, NY; a proposal for a public school in Bogotá, Colombia; an artist's retreat; and a private residence in Dakar, Senegal.
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Julián Palacio (b. Bogotá, Colombia) is the founder of JP/A. He is a licensed architect with over 15 years of international experience that encompasses the design of a wide range of projects including private residences, multi-family housing and cultural spaces. Julián received his Master's degree from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University (New York), and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá).
Prior to establishing JP/A, Julián was a Senior Architect with the New York office of TEN Arquitectos and a Lead Designer at Boston-based Office dA, coordinating the design of award-wining projects and competitions in the United States and Latin America.
In addition to his professional practice, Julián has been named a MacDowell Fellow by the MacDowell Colony and has been awarded the Deborah J. Norden Travel Fellowship from the Architectural League of New York.
Julián is currently a Visiting Professor in the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, where he teaches design studio. Previously he has taught at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. Julián has been a guest juror for design reviews at Columbia University, Yale, MIT, and Pratt Institute, among others.
Sean Baccei (b. San Mateo, California) is a Senior Associate and 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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