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Maxi Spina Faculty Portraits
Design Studio, Applied Studies

Maxi Spina is an Argentine-born, Los Angeles based Architect, Educator and Principal of Maxi Spina Architecture (MSA), an award-wining international design office. MSA’s work foregrounds the realm of the drawing as the space conceptually and aesthetically responsible for both the formal constitution of the architectural object and the sensory world created by it. The firm’s work has been widely published and exhibited, and has received accolades from the Chicago Athenaeum, AIA-LA, Architect Magazine and ACSA. Maxi lectures internationally; recent talks include Rome, UCLA, Lund-Sweden, UF-Gainesville, and ACSA conferences in San Francisco, Miami and Syracuse. Earlier in his career, Maxi worked for Daniel Libeskind and Neil Denari, among others. A graduate of the National University of Rosario (B.Arch with Honors) and Princeton University (M.Arch), he taught at UC Berkeley (where he earned a Maybeck Fellowship in 2007-08), CCA, Woodbury and UNR, before joining SCI-Arc in 2015.