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

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

We approach design as a form of knowledge and cultural production. Central to the work is a special interest in probing architectural form in relation to fundamental questions of use, tectonic expression, fabrication methods 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 of 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 structure as catalyst for architectural invention.

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.

Prior to establishing his independent practice Julián’s professional experience included collaborations with Enrique Norten-TEN Arquitectos, Office dA, and Daniel Bonilla-TAB. 

Julián 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.

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 previous collaborators:

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