JPAS is a New York-based architecture office established in 2014 led by Julián Palacio. It operates as a creative platform for the realization of ideas through the design of structures and spaces responsive to our contemporary physical and multicultural environment.

The studio operates across different geographies and project types. Our combined professional experience ranges from cultural buildings and public spaces to private residences, interiors and installations.

We approach architecture 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, structure and local material practices.
New York, NY

(t) +1 929.269.5858

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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 structural types 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
Senior Project Manager 

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