Patrick Lausell, Adjunct Faculty, Boston Architectural College, is an educator and designer interested in projects that engage public space and blur the distinction between art and architecture. Patrick is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami, FL. He works as an Independent Architectural Consultant in Boston, MA and teaches an Advanced Architectural Studio at the Boston Architectural College. He received a B.Arch from the BAC and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. In 2007, Patrick was awarded the William and Bertha Nast Scholarship and the Boston Society of Architects Scholarship.
Paola Marquez was born in Mexico City in 1978. After graduating from the school of architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana, she began collaborating at Grupo Anima in 2003, where she get involved in the design, managment and development of several residential buildings in Mexico City like Aguascalientes 191 (2003), Juan de la Barrera 56 (2004) and Antonio Sola 72 (2005). Due to her prominent design and management skills she became Project Manager of more complex and larger projects like high rise building Torre Aura Altitude (2005-2007) in the city of Guadalajara, the 65 unit complex Casa Pontoque (2007-2008) in Punta Mita and the 80 apartment building Katari (2007-2008) in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. After 5 years, she decided to pursue a Master Degree at Columbia University in the city of New York, from which she graduated from in 2009. Back in Mexico City she founded in 2010, Marquezstudio, an Architecture and Design firm with current projects to be completed in 2011.
In 2010, Patrick and fellow Columbia Alum Paola were unanimously selected as the 1st place winners of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Design Competition.