JPAS is a New York-based architecture and design studio established in 2014 by Julián Palacio. It operates as a multidisciplinary platform for the exploration and realization of ideas through innovative spaces, structures and experiences that resonate with our diverse contemporary built environment.

The practice is involved in work across different geographies and scales. Our combined experience ranges from the design of the public realm and cultural projects 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 collective use, structural expression and local material practices.
New York, NY

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Julián Palacio
Julián Palacio (AIA, LEED AP) is the founder of JPAS. He holds a Master's degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.

Palacio 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 structure in the production of architectural form.

Prior to establishing his independent practice, Palacio worked in New York with Enrique Norten-TEN Arquitectos, in Boston with Office dA and BH, and in Madrid wih Rubio & Alvarez-Sala. 

In addition to JPAS, Palacio is currently Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. He has previously taught at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. 

Sean Baccei

Sean Baccei 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.

Baccei 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, Baccei 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