Julián Palacio

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Julián Palacio is the founder of JPAS and Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. 

He is a MacDowell Fellow, and a recipient of the Deborah J. Norden Fellowship from The Architectural League of New York for a proposal to investigate the innovative ceramic structures of the Uruguayan engineer Eladio Dieste. Through his research, and work, he continues to explore new relationships between geometry, space, and structure in architecture. As part of his teaching at The Cooper Union, Julián has led the design and fabrication of two installation projects — Ibeji and Manifold. Ibeji was installed at the dieFirma Gallery in New York City, and Manifold was installed on the grounds of the Festival des Architectures Vives, in Montpellier, France.

Before establishing his independent practice, Julián worked with Office dA, TEN Arquitectos, and BH in award-winning cultural and residential projects in the United States and Latin America. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, and at Cornell University from 2013-2017. While at Cornell, he was the organizer of the Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium and Exhibition "Chronicles of the South: Architecture for the City," a multidisciplinary event which examined the agency of architecture in the transformation of cities in Colombia. He has lectured on his work and research at various institutions and is a frequent guest critic for design studio and thesis reviews.

Julián holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University (New York), and a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Design at the Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia).

View Julián Palacio's CV here

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