Wed, Nov 5, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Pita & Bloom is an architectural design studio focused on producing new ways of engaging with the built environment by challenging formal and material conventions. Started in 2010 by Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom as a research collaborative, Pita & Bloom’s current investigations include the methodologies of two-dimensional contouring, developing hyper-digitized building tiles, and studying applications of chromatic color in architecture.
The work of Pita & Bloom to date includes competition proposals for cultural buildings such as the Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan, an urban housing ideas project in Maribor, Slovenia and an urban park scheme in San Francisco, California. In January of 2014, Pita & Bloom were called "two female visionaries" in Architecture Magazine's Next Progressives. They were one of five finalists of the prestigious MoMA PS1 YAP competition in 2014 and will exhibit their proposal at MoMA in an upcoming show.
Balloon Frame, MoMA PS1 YAP Competition 2014/Pita+Bloom
Florencia Pita is the principal of FPMod and a partner of Pita & Bloom. She graduated from the National University of Rosario, Argentina, School of Architecture, with licensure. In 1999, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue studies at Columbia University, where she received her Master’s Degree in 2001. Her work experience includes the offices of Greg Lynn FORM in Los Angeles, Eisenman Architects in New York City and Asymptote in New York City. Pita holds a full-time faculty position at SCI-Arc and is the editor of the school’s biannual publication of student work, Onramp. She has been a visiting professor at the Pratt Institute in New York and Lund University in Sweden.
Jackilin Hah Bloom is the principal of JHB Studio and partner of Pita & Bloom. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the USC School of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Bloom has worked for Daly Genik Architects (currently Kevin Daly Architects) in Los Angeles, and Greg Lynn FORM also in Los Angeles, where she completed ten years of experience in the office’s pioneering digital design and fabrication work. She currently teaches design studios at SCI-Arc.