Jason Payne will speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

Last Updated: June 7, 2012

Jason Payne will speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

How are designers best integrating research and practice?

"The work of Hirsuta promotes a disciplined formalism with a distinctly sensate bias. Informed by intensive research and an experimental approach, the work engages material dynamics in the production of form to create a direct appeal to the senses. Architecture's vitality requires more of its objects than mere visual presence; they must endeavor toward effervescent forms of engagement such that they nearly cling to the skin of those moving through them." - Jason Payne

On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear how leading design professionals are evolving the scope of their professional practice to enhance social, cultural and economic value.

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Jason Payne will speak at the AIA|LA Design Conference on June 23rd

Jason Payne
Principal, Hirsuta LLC

Assistant Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture and Urban Design
School of Arts and Architecture, University of California Los Angeles

Jason Payne is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of California Los Angeles and Principal of Hirsuta LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design degree from Columbia University. Prior to founding Hirsuta in 2008 he worked as project designer for Reiser + Umemoto/RUR Architects and Daniel Libeskind Studio and co-partnered the award winning office Gnuform, best known for the No Good Television Headquarters (2006 AIA Design Award,) the 2006 MoMA/P.S.1 entry Purple Haze (competition finalist,) and inclusion in the 2006 Architecture Beijing Biennial. He has held teaching positions at The Ohio State University, Rice University, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Bennington College. Committed to the creative synthesis of scholarship and practice, Payne has established a reputation as a leading educator and designer in his generation.

Hirsuta LLC is a boutique architectural practice located in Los Angeles, California. Hirsuta pursues both built and speculative projects with a commitment to the integration of research and practice. The office is a full service architectural, interior, landscape, and object design firm specializing in advanced form and the development of emerging technologies in construction.

Hirsuta's work is shown widely in exhibitions and media, with recent projects such as Raspberry Fields and Planetesimal Series I: Variations On The Disco Ball earning much critical acclaim among theorists and practitioners alike. Current projects include residential commissions in Los Angeles and rural Utah, several gallery exhibitions, and a forthcoming book on the status of objects in architecture entitled Planetesimals.

Attached Photo Caption and Credit
Caption: "Hirsuta, Rawhide: The New Shingle Style, SCI-Arc Gallery 2011. Full scale mockup of one-third of the roof for Raspberry Fields (Kearl Residence,) a residential commission in northern Utah."

Image Credit: Joshua White

For more information, please contact:
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
(213) 639-0764

Last updated: 11-Dec-2012 02:01 AM
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