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Guido Porto Architecture

Originally trained as a printmaker and fine artist under Juergen Strunk, Guido Porto earned his Master in Architecture at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). In both Los Angeles and Tokyo, he was fortunate to learn from and work with some of the leading architects of the West Coast avant-garde, amidst that bourgeoning scene in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. In particular, Guido Porto studied under Neil Denari and Coy Howard.

As a practicing architect within that vibrant environment, Guido Porto worked in the studios of Frederick Fisher, Lawson-Burke Structural Engineers, and most extensively Rios-Clementi-Hale Studios.

Today, Guido Porto’s work reflects a fresh, experimental, and aesthetically charged approach to all scales of design.

More specifically, Guido Porto’s designs strive to deliver a sense of interconnectivity beyond our digital devices..seeking to interfere with the hive/algorithm of predictive behavior. Acknowledging and making use of the aesthetic potential of flux, juxtaposition and the unknowable, the work is informed by serious phenomenological concerns, from the subjective to the eco-systemic, co-activated with gestures of the playfully unexpected.