Julian Palacio Architecture Studio (JPAS) is an architecture and design studio established in 2014 in New York. The studio operates as a multidisciplinary platform for the exploration and realization of ideas through spaces and structures that amplify individual and collective experiences, choreographing new ways of engaging with our surroundings.

The practice is involved in work across different geographies and scales. Our combined experience ranges from the design of the public realm to private residences, interiors, installations, and furniture.

We approach design as a form of knowledge and cultural production. Central to the practice is a special interest in probing architectural form in relation to fundamental questions of use, rituals, tectonic expression, and local material practices.

New York, NY

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Julián Palacio, AIA LEED AP 
Julián Palacio is the founder of JPAS and Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union. He received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University (New York), and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá).

Julián has been named a MacDowell Fellow by The MacDowell Colony for the creative arts, and has been awarded the Deborah J. Norden Fellowship from The Architectural League of New York for a proposal to investigate the innovative reinforced ceramic structures of the Uruguayan engineer Eladio Dieste. Through his personal research, he continues to explore the instrumentality of materials and structure in the production of architectural form, including their role in the creation of collective spaces.

Prior to establishing his independent practice Julián worked in New York with Enrique Norten-TEN Arquitectos, and in Boston with Office dA where he participated in a wide range of projects in the United States, Asia and Latin America.

Julián has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and was previously a Visiting Critic in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University from 2013 to 2017. At Cornell he taught design studios and research seminars in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He was also the organizer of the Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium and Exhibition Chronicles of the South: Architecture for the City, which examined the agency of architecture, urbanism, and politics in the transformation of cities in Colombia. As part of his teaching at The Cooper Union, Julián has led the design, fabrication, and installation of two sculptural projects—Ibeji and Manifold. Ibeji was installed at the dieFirma Gallery in New York City, and Manifold was installed on the grounds of the Festival des Architectures Vives, in Montpellier, France.

Sean Baccei

Sean Baccei is a Senior Associate at JPAS. 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 high-end residential projects.

Before joining JPAS, Sean was a Project Manager at Office dA and Zack deVito Architecture, a design-build firm in San Francisco, where he gained in-depth knowledge on both the design and construction side of the industry.

Current and previous collaborators:

Brian Holland
Hanna Svatos-Raznjevic
Helena Rong
Juana Vasquez-Armstrong
Konstantina Koligliati
Sandra Medina
Shawn Wang
Tanya  Maneeintr
Vaso Mitrou