Jia Gu is a researcher, 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 and  Something Fantastic. Her work has taken her to Berlin, Shanghai, Anyang, Prague, Torino, and Barcelona. In 2015, she was appointed Director of Materials & Applications. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture at UCLA. She is the Co-Director of Spinagu. 

Maxi Spina (b. Rosario, Argentina) 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 Co-Director of Spinagu.


Current Team
Luiza de Souza
Wesley Evans

Past Team
Abe Wang-Hsuan Kung
Brandon Kintzer
Daniel Arismendys Taveras-Hernandez
Nancy Ai
Neil Vasquez
Nicholas Perseo
Ravyn Crabtree
Ryan Farnam
Stephan Bica
Rishab Jain

We offer only a few full-time, stipended internships during the year. We are currently accepting applications for AY2019-2020. 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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