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.

Danial Mahfoud

Project Manager

Danial Joined P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S in 2020. He is an architectural designer from Syria who moved to Los Angeles in 2012. He is involved in a number of projects across multiple scale bringing a critical thinking attitude and a knowledge of construction and building code to each project. His experience spans all stages of design.

Danial Received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luise Obispo where his thesis project was awarded the AIA Student Award for best design and presentation. Prior to joining P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Danial has worked at Neil M Denari Architects as a project designer. Danial also was a digital fabrication specialist at Cal Poly’s D-fab Lab where he provided 3D modeling and digital fabrication tutorials to students from different academic levels.

Emily Sun


Emily Sun joined P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S in 2020. She holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design where her projects were selected for the department of architecture’s Pressing Matters. Prior to joining P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, she had multiple working experience in New York and Shanghai. Emily also serves as an assistant faculty member at SCI-Arc, where she co-teach design studios and as teacher’s assistant in UCLA.

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.