Maxi Spina Architects (MSA), is an award-winning architectural design firm, based in Los Angeles, CA. MSA’s body of work investigates how issues of differential geometry, computation and new means of fabrication influence the emergence of novel formal and tectonic logics for architecture. The firm pursues independent commissions that range in scale from urban and architectural interventions to small scale installations. Notable projects include Jujuy Redux, a recently completed multi-family Housing in Argentina, recipient of an AIA-LA Merit Award and an Honorable Mention by Architect Magazine Annual Design Review; MSA’s entry for the Keelung Ferry & Cargo Terminal International competition in Taiwan; as well as a series of small prefabricated installations that explore tectonic conditions mediated through a computational field of influences. Current projects include a single-family house in in Argentina, a mix-used High-rise in Ghana, and a modular, textile-based shading structure for Woodbury University.
Maxi Spina, Founding Principal of MSA, has lectured widely on the firm’s work; recent lectures have been at UCLA-Jump Star, Lund University, University of Florida at Gainesville, and UC Berkeley. MSA’s work has been exhibited and published widely in the US, Argentina, Italy, Spain and China, in journals such as Casabella, Praxis, Summa+, Plot, Architect Magazine, The Architect Newspaper, Arquine, Pidgin, TARP, ReVista, as well as in on-line journals such as Arch Daily, Evolo and suckerPUNCH.