Florencia Pita

Florencia Pita is the coordinator of the graduate thesis program at SCI-Arc who has been engaged in practice, teaching and research of architecture at large. She is based in Los Angeles and is the principal of FPmod and partner in Pita & Bloom. She graduated in 1998 from the National University of Rosario, Argentina, School of Architecture (degree: Licensed Architect); in 1999 she was awarded the 2000 Fulbright-Fondo Nacional de las Artes Scholarship to pursue studies at Columbia University; and in 2001 she received her Masters Degree from Columbia University, MSAAD Program.

Pita received the first prize in the 2001 Metro Design Plaza International Competition, Lexington-Kentucky and has been recipient of two awards from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. As a partner in Pita & Bloom, she was finalist in the prestigious MoMA PS1 YAP 2014 competition. Her work has been widely published, in publications such as Log (she is the co-editor of Log 17), Architectural RecordA+U, and Surface Magazine, among others. Moreover her work has been exhibited in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, in institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Artist Space, MAK Museum in Vienna, 2012 Venice Biennale, and more. Pita's work is also part of the permanent collection of the MAK Museum in Vienna, the Art Institute of Chicago, and other private collections.

Pita is currently full time Design Faculty at SCI-Arc teaching in the Undergraduate and Graduate design studios, as well as Visual Studies instructor of advanced software and editor of Onramp. She has served as a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in New York and Lund University in Sweden. Her prior work experience includes the offices of Greg Lynn FORM (where she participated in the World Trade Center Design Competition as part of United Architects), Eisenman Architects and Asymptote