Winner, Georgina Huljich
Jujuy Redux, Apartment Building, Rosario, Argentina, 2012; photo credit Gustavo Frittegotto and courtesy of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Alumnus (M.Arch. II '03) and A.UD Adjunct Assistant Professor Georgina Huljich and Marcelo Spina are the recipients of the 2012 USA Artist Fellowship, USA Grigor Fellow in Architecture and Design, which supports America's finest artists throughout all stages of their careers. USA awarded 50 fellowships, which include a $50,000 grant, to artists nationwide. Fellows are nominated to the USA board by an anonymous group of arts leaders, critics, scholars, and artists..
Georgina Huljich and Marcelo Spina founded their architecture firm, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, in Los Angeles in 1999. In their practice, they integrate digital technology with an extensive consideration of form and innovative materials. Working at various scales, they have recently completed a ten-story apartment building in Rosario, Argentina, and a mix-use corporate headquarters in Chengdu, China. Among their many honors are awards from both the Architectural League of New York (2011) and the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter (2011). Georgina Huljich has been teaching at UCLA since 2005.
Los Angeles Times report from Culture Monster on December 3, 2012