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, scales and geograpies. 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, and local material practices.

Recent completed projects include the design and fabrication of two installations—Ibeji and Manifold. 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 in Long Island and New York City. Additionally, JPAS is currently involved in repurposing a warehouse space to become the main offices for a company serving the Film and TV industry.
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 is a MacDowell Fellow, and has been awarded 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 personal research Julián continues to explore structure as a catalyst for formal and material invention.

Before establishing his independent practice, Julián worked with Office dA, TEN Arquitectos, and BH in a number of award-wining projects and competitions in the United States, Asia and Latin America. He has taught in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University from 2013 to 2017. At Cornell 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 past collaborators:

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