Ramiro Diaz-Granados

Ramiro received his Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc in 1996 and a Master of Architecture from UCLA in 2003 during which he was awarded the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Traveling Fellowship in Architecture. He has designed and built several projects in the Los Angeles area as a Principal with Arxis Design Studio from the years 1997-2002. His professional and academic work has been published in various magazines and books in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. From 2003 - 2005 he worked with the award- winning firm Gnuform as a lead designer and collaborator. From 2005-present he has won or placed in a handful of competitions and has participated in several exhibitions. In 2013 he was a COLA fellow and received an artist grant from the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. In 2009 he launched his new practice, Amorphis, in Los Angeles. Amorphis understands architecture as a cultural endeavor located at the intersection of the syntactical and the phenomenological. The studio uses advanced modes of production seeking to tease out questions of space, ornament, affect, materiality, and a host of other aesthetic-related issues. Prior to founding Amorphis, he was co-principal of F-Lab where they won and placed in several competitions, including the SCI-Arc "Conference Room Table" (built), L.A. Forum "Liner Competition" (second place), and Mercedes-Benz "National Trade Show Pavilion" (second place). Currently he is a full-time Design faculty member and the Portfolio Coordinator at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.