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Julian Palacio Architecture Studio (JPAS) is an architecture practice established in 2014 and based in New York City.

The studio operates as a creative platform for the exploration of questions related to the built environment and the physical realization of ideas across different programs, scales and geographies. Our experience ranges from the design of civic and public spaces to private residences, interiors, and temporary installations.

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

Recently completed projects include the design and fabrication of two installations—Ibeji and Manifold—in collaboration with students from The Cooper Union. Ibeji was installed for the opening of dieFirma Gallery in New York City, and Manifold was installed on the grounds of the Festival des Architectures Vives, in Montpellier, France. Ongoing work includes residential and interior projects. Additionally, JPAS is currently involved in repurposing a warehouse space to become the main offices for a company serving the Film and TV industry.
Contact
New York, NY

(e) studio@jpastudio.com
Team
Julián Palacio, AIA LEED AP 
 
Julián Palacio is the founder of JPAS and Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. 

He is a MacDowell Fellow, and a recipient of the Deborah J. Norden Fellowship from The Architectural League of New York for a proposal to investigate the innovative ceramic structures of the Uruguayan engineer Eladio Dieste. Through his research and work, he continues to explore issues at the intersection of form and structure in architecture. 

Before establishing his independent practice, Julián worked with Office dA, TEN Arquitectos, and BH in award-winning cultural and residential projects in the United States and Latin America. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, and at Cornell University from 2013-2017. While at Cornell, he was the organizer of the Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium and Exhibition Chronicles of the South: Architecture for the City, a multidisciplinary event which examined the agency of architecture in the transformation of cities in Colombia. He has lectured at various institutions and has been an invited juror for design studio and thesis reviews at Columbia University, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, MIT, UPenn, and Pratt Institute, among others.

Julián holds a Master’s degree 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).

Sean Baccei

Sean Baccei is a Senior Associate and Project Manager 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 past collaborators:

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