Julian Palacio Architecture Studio (JPAS) is a design driven office based in New York. The practice operates as a creative platform for the realization of projects spanning different types, scales and geographies, while intellectually engaging with questions related to the contemporary built environment.
Our experience ranges from the design of the public realm to private residences, interiors, and temporary installations. Central to the work is a strong commitment to crafting distinct spaces that seek to enhance our daily rituals, helping to foster meaningful ways of interacting and connecting with one another and the environment around us.
Julian 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.
Julian’s work and research has been published and exhibited widely. His current interests operate at two scales. At the scale of the building, his research explores a reinvigorated engagement with the realm of structures, probing the territory at the convergence of geometry, material culture, and fabrication, to find new spatial and formal potentials in architecture. At the urban scale, his research is invested in the ways in which architecture helps define and reconstructs notions of collectivity in the contemporary city.
Recently, Julian has led the design and fabrication of several installation projects. 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.
Before establishing his independent practice, Julian worked with Office dA, TEN Arquitectos, and BH leading the design of award-wining projects in the United States and Latin America . Prior to Cooper Union, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University.
Julian holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, where he was co-founder and co-editor of the magazine +A.
Sean Baccei is a Senior 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
Ji Yong Chung