Born in Argentina, Marcelo Spina is an architect and educator. Since 2001, he has been a Design and Technology Faculty at SCI-Arc. In addition, Mr. Spina has taught at the Universities of Harvard, Berkeley, Tulane, Washington and Innsbruck after holding a position in Argentina. Mr. Spina is the founder and co-principal of PATTERNS along with Georgina Huljich. PATTERNS is a design research architectural practice based in Los Angeles that has gained worldwide recognition for its inventive approach to design and architecture that fuses advanced computation with an extended understanding of form, tectonics and materials. Part of a so-called digital generation, what sets PATTERNS apart is not only its overt ambition to materialization but the quality and extent of realized work. Recently completed projects includes FyF house in Argentina, Prism Contemporary Art Gallery in Los Angeles, a Chengdu Hybrid Office Building in China and Jujuy Redux Apartment in Argentina. Exhibited and published worldwide, PATTERNS first comprehensive book-monograph entitled “Embedded” is forthcoming by ACDCU.