Marcelo Spina


Design Director

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Marcelo Spina founded P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S in 2002 in Los Angeles as a speculative platform to explore an increasingly global design culture. A licensed architect in Argentina and the United States, he has more than 18 years of experience designing and executing distinctive projects worldwide. In his leading role as Principal and Design Director, he has pushed the office to take on larger and more complex projects maintaining a speculative edge and theoretical aspirations intact.

Architect and Educator, Marcelo Spina holds a Professional Degree from the National University of Rosario, Argentina and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. He worked for Reiser+Umemoto and Keller Easterling before starting on his own.

Spina is a Design Faculty at SCI-Arc since 2001, where he is also the coordinator of the Architectural Technologies Program. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Yale, Syracuse, Harvard, Berkeley, Vienna, Innsbruck, and Di Tella among others. His work has been published and exhibited widely and he has given more than 100 lectures around the world.

Mr. Spina is a member of the Boards of Trustees at SCI-Arc since 2016. He has served in national Juries for PA Awards, Architectural League and MCHAP.

Georgina Huljich

Managing Director

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Georgina Huljich joined P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S as partner in 2006. In her role as Principal and Managing Director and with more than 13 years of experience, Huljich has actively thrusted the office to engage in new speculative and strategic horizons having a huge impact on design and scale of work.

Architect and Educator, Huljich holds a Professional Degree from the National University of Rosario, Argentina and a Master of Architecture from UCLA where she graduated with Distinction and was the recipient of several design awards. She has previously worked at the Guggenheim Museum and the architectural firm Dean/Wolf Architects in New York, and at Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles.

Huljich is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at UCLA where she teaches since 2006. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Yale, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Berkeley, USC and TIT in Tokyo. Her work has been published and exhibited widely and her current research looks at strange peripheries in Europe and Asia and the way they affect notions of type, form and aesthetics.

Ms. Huljich is a member of the Board for CAP UCLA since 2015. She has served in National Juries for Rome Prize and AIA Awards.

Daniela Atencio


Senior Associate
Project Architect

Daniela Atencio joined P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S in 2015. She is an architect from Venezuela, with more than 10 years of professional experience. In her role as Senior Associate and Project Architect, Daniela is in charge of a wide range of projects at various design and construction stages, also leading a creative international team of architects and designers.

In 2008, she completed her professional degree in Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela, graduated Summa Cum Laude. In Venezuela, she worked at Nones+Nones for 6 years where she participated in more than 60 projects in South America and the Caribbean, 35 of them built. In parallel, she completed a certificate program in Universidad del Zulia on Advanced Architecture.

In 2014, she came to the United States to pursue a post-graduate degree in Architectural Technologies in Southern California Institute of Architecture, which she graduated with distinction. Daniela has taught as Associate Professor at Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela and recently as assistant faculty member at both UCLA AUD and SCI-Arc.

Adrian Wong

Project Designer

Adrian Wong joined P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S in 2017 after completing his B.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. As a Project Designer, Adrian brings his design sensibility and graphic awareness to various projects currently under way in the office.

At SCI-Arc, his thesis was awarded the Undergraduate Thesis Prize. Born and raised in Hong Kong and having lived in Toronto, he began his studies at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles in 2012. During the span of his education, Adrian was a contributor of the Mayors' Institute on City Design and represented SCI-Arc at the LABC Julius Shulman Competition. His work was featured in the 15th Venice Biennale Architettura 2016 while on exchange at Die Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Adrian has also been a founding editor and graphic coordinator of the Underscore Journal at SCI-Arc.

8746 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

+1 (323) 284 8816

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is a design and research architectural practice based in Los Angeles, operating globally with more than 15 years of building experience.