Jessica Rivera is a Co-Founder and Principle of OFICINA.LA. Before founding OFICINA.LA, she was a partner of Romeo Bravo Design, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in exhibition and residential design. Jessica worked for the award winning firms Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture in Brooklyn, NY, (2009-17) and Studio Mumbai in India (2006-08). While at Bade Stageberg Cox, Jessica was project manager for the Armory Show Art Fair from 2012-2017, a 20,000 square meter international art fair held on Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. She was a senior designer for other cultural projects, including the National Academy Museum and School in New York. She has collaborated with numerous artists, including Theaster Gates, Liz Magic Laser, and Alex Schweder, and taught at Pratt Institute. Additionally, she was design lead and compliance consultant for IESO, an agro-pharma company in Southern Illinois (2014-15). Jessica holds a B.A. in History with a minor in Latin American Studies from UCLA, studied Architecture at the University of Valparaiso (Chile), and received her Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2008.
Adam Bandler is a designer, curator, and Co-Founder and Principle of OFICINA.LA. As the former Assistant Director of Exhibitions at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, he has co-curated and designed numerous exhibitions in New York, LA, Chicago, and abroad, and has participated in numerous art and architecture bi- and triennials. He has collaborated with several artists as an exhibition designer, notably with Tony Oursler for his ‘Imponderable’ exhibition at MoMA, where he designed a 100-seat ‘5-D’ holographic cinema. Before becoming a Lecturer in History and Theory at Otis College of Art and Design (2020-), he was a consultant for the USC School of Architecture (2018-19), and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP (2013-17). He holds an M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP (2011), studied Architecture at Cornell University, and received his B. Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2008. His exhibitions work can be seen at adambandler.com
Gregory Van Grunsven is a Co-Founder and Principle of OFICINA.LA. He is a LEED-certified California licensed architect. Before founding OFICINA.LA, he was owner of Vanray, a full-service architecture firm founded in 2012 specializing in complex hillside construction. Gregory received his M. Arch. from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 2007 and a dual-degree in Architecture and Sculpture from Portland State University in 1999. He has worked in Los Angeles, New York and the Netherlands on typologies including hospitals, tenant improvement, residential, public, historic renovation, and diplomatic residences. Gregory has taught design studios and drawing and software courses at Woodbury University (LA) since 2010 and at Otis College of Art and Design since 2014.
Siyun Oh is an independent graphic designer and art director based in Los Angeles who is passionate about working with multiple scales of typography and image. Her applied arts and graphic design background influence how she envisions the translation from two-dimensional graphics into three-dimensional spaces through materiality and scale. Her work encompasses Brand Identity Systems, Signage and Wayfinding Systems, Exhibition Identity, and Environmental Graphics. She received a BFA from ArtCenter, Pasadena, and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at ArtCenter since 2022. Her work can be seen at: siyunoh.info