Born in Rosario, Argentina, Marcelo Spina is an internationally renowned architect and educator. Along with Georgina Huljich, he is a Principal of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, an award-winning innovation-driven architectural practice based in Los Angeles with a worldwide presence. Mr. Spina received his B.Arch from the National University of Rosario, Argentina, and an M.Arch from Columbia University, New York. Since 2001, he has been design faculty at SCI-Arc and has been a Visiting Professor at Yale, Syracuse, Harvard, Berkeley and Di Tella, among others. Awards include Architect of the Year (3rd Prize), Architectural League’s Emerging Voices, “Arch is” AIA LA Chapter, USA Artists Fellowship, and various AIA National and Local awards. He is the co-author of Embedded (ACDCU, 2010), Material Beyond Materials (SCI-Arc Press 2012) and the forthcoming Mute Icons (Princeton 2016) and co-curator of Matters of Sensation at Artists Space. Spina’s work has been published and exhibited widely and he has given more than 100 lectures around the world.