Maxi Spina (b. Rosario, Argentina) is the co-founder of Spinagu. He is currently Design Faculty and Applied Studies Faculty at SCI-Arc. He was previously the Maybeck Fellow at UC Berkeley, Lecturer at CCA and Associate Professor at Woodbury. His work has been featured in exhibitions at A+D Museum, Jai & Jai, Wuho Gallery. He received his M.Arch from Princeton University and a B.Arch from National University of Rosario, Argentina.  He is the Design Director of Spinagu.

Jia Gu is a designer and educator with a special interest in critical and conceptual practices in art and architecture. She holds a B.A in Visual Arts with Honors from UCSD and a Master of Architecture with Honors from UCLA. Previous to founding Spinagu, Jia has worked and collaborated with international studios including raumlaborberlin, Something Fantastic, Kyong Park, Valentina Karga, Pieterjan Gandry and Rosario Talevi. Her work has taken her to Berlin, Shanghai, Anyang, Prague, Torino, and Barcelona. In 2015, she was appointed Director of Materials & Applications, and Associate Director of UCLA A.UD Summer Programs. She is currently teaching Design Studio at USC, History/Theory at SCI-Arc and pursuing a PhD in Architecture at UCLA. She is the Creative Director of Spinagu. 


Current Team
Nancy Ai, Neil Vasquez & Vincent Yung

Past Team
Wang-Hsuan Kung, Ryan Farnam, Stephan Bica, Daniel Arismendys Taveras-Hernandez, Ravyn Crabtree, Brandon Kintzer, Luiza de Souza, Nicholas Perseo & Rishab Jain

We offer only a few full-time, stipended internships during the year. We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2018 (May through August). If you would like to be considered for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume/cv, and work samples in PDF format to work@spinagu.com


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