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Jackilin Hah Bloom / Pita & Bloom

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
November 29, 2017 - 5:30pm

Jackilin Hah Bloom will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29. The talk is free and open to the public. Bloom is an architectural designer based in Los Angeles, California. She is co-founder of the research based collaborative, Pita & Bloom, and principal of JHB Studio. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the USC School of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture degree from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. 

Bloom’s work experience includes ten years at the offices of Greg Lynn FORM and five years at Daly Genik Architects (now Kevin Daly Architects). In 2014, Pita & Bloom were one of five finalist of the prestigious MoMA PS1 YAP competition and in 2016 they will be one of twelve offices exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at the International Venice Architecture Biennale. Bloom has taught as a guest critic at Syracuse University School of Architecture. She currently teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Started by Bloom and Florencia Pita in 2010, Pita & Bloom focus their sensibilities on the production of figurative yet reimagined and unexpected designs, aiming to represent the current attitudes of contemporary culture while addressing each project’s specific challenges. Embracing the exuberant and prolific, Pita & Bloom utilize vivid color and reconfigured ornamentation with unexpected forms to challenge traditional material conventions. The work of Pita & Bloom to date includes competition proposals for world-class buildings such as the Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan, an urban housing ideas project in Maribor, Slovenia and an urban park scheme in San Francisco, California. In January of 2014, Pita & Bloom were called “two female visionaries” in Architecture Magazine’s “Next Progressives”.