Jujuy Redux, an apartment building in Rosario, Argentina (2012), designed by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of the Los Angeles firm P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S.

United States Artists (USA), the national grant-making and advocacy organization, announced today the 50 recipients of unrestricted grants of $50,000 each. In the Architecture and Design category, the award recipients are:

  • Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich founded their architecture firm, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, in Los Angeles in 1999. They recently completed a ten-story apartment building in Rosario, Argentina, and a mix-use corporate headquarters in Chengdu, China.
  • Stephen Luoni is the Director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC), a nonprofit that specializes in interdisciplinary public works projects combining landscape, urban, and architectural design with a focus on shaping urban design approaches to issues of sustainability.
  • Landscape designer Kate Orff founded her firm, SCAPE, in 2004. SCAPE's projects range from a pocket park in Brooklyn and a 1000-acre landfill regeneration project in Dublin, Ireland. Orff is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and the director of its Urban Landscape Lab.

Click through to see an example of each winner's work.