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Florencia Pita is the principal of the Los Angeles based design office Florencia Pita & Co., a creative platform dedicated to exploring architecture’s multiple capacities, from the elements of the domestic environment to the objects of the urban landscape. Since 2005 Florencia Pita has developed projects in a wide variety of mediums and scales, from product design and exhibition design to building design and landscape design. The driving ideas behind her projects are based on her relentless use of color in architecture and the search of novel and yet familiar forms.
Pita graduated in 1998 from the National University of Rosario, Argentina, School of Architecture, with licensure. In 1999 she was awarded the 2000 Fulbright-Fondo Nacional de las Artes Scholarship to pursue studies at Columbia University where she received her MSAAD, Master’s Degree in 2001. Florencia holds a full-time Design Faculty position and is the current Graduate Thesis Coordinator at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) in Los Angeles, she also holds a Visiting Professorship appointment at the University of Pennsylvania’s PennDesign Department in Philadelphia and Princeton University’s School of Architecture in New Jersey. In 2018 she was a Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural Design at Yale School of Architecture in New Haven. She has also taught at several institutions such as Pratt Institute in New York, Syracuse University in New York, Lund University in Sweden, the University of Innsbruck in Austria and Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Design in Columbus. Her projects have been exhibited in mayor Institutions worldwide, and her work is part of several museum collections, such as MoMA, MAK Vienna, the Art Institute of Chicago, and UMMA Museum in Ann Arbor among others. At the same time her work has been highly featured in numerous publications such as Art Papers, Log Journal (in 2009 Pita was the co-editor of Log 17), Architecture Record, among others. Florencia’s work experience includes the offices of Greg Lynn FORM in Los Angeles, Eisenman Architects in New York City and Asymptote in New York City. Pita has been recognized with several Awards. In 2014, Pita alongside Jackilin Hah Bloom, were one of five finalist of the prestigious MoMA PS1 YAP competition and in 2016 they were one of twelve offices exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at the International Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2017 INFONAVIT Mexico invited more than 200 architects worldwide to design proposals for social housing prototypes, their project ‘La Medianera’ was selected among 31 finalists and is now under construction in the city of Apan, Mexico