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Ctrl G was founded in 2008 in Medellín, Colombia. Today it is made up of Catalina Patiño (who was one of the cofounders) and Viviana Peña. In 2008 the firm won first prize in the International Sustainable Gardening competition, organized by the Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries and Tenerife Islands.
In 2009 it won the first prize for the second stage of the Museum of Modern Art from Medellín in association with 51-1 (Peru); they are currently developing the project. Ctrl G's work has been published in Mark, Harvard Design Magazine, Architectural Record, Arquitectura Viva, Abitare, and others.
Patiño received her degree from the Architecture Faculty of UPB (2006). Studies of Architectures for a Complex World from Universidad de Alicante, Spain (2007) and of Analytic Research Production, UPB, 2004. She worked as collaborating architect at Andrés Perea’s Studio (Madrid 2007-8), and in Plan B Architects and Camilo Restrepo Architects in 2004-5. She is currently a professor in the Faculty of Architecture department of projects and representations.
This lecture is part of Spaces Through Gender, an exhibition organized by architect Nora Enriquez and on view at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco through September 29, 2012. Following the lecture there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Ila Berman, where some of the architects in the exhibition will discuss their work. The panelists will be Sandra Vivanco of A+D, Architecture + Design, Frida Escobedo, and Rocio Romero.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.