Sutherlin Santo is a research-driven design workshop based in Los Angeles, California, operated by Garrett and Paul Sutherlin Santo, informed by their diverse backgrounds.
Their work seeks to project a future where design’s connection to nature and technology are symmetrical by exploring the relationship of emerging digital processes, ecologically engaged materials, and traditional craft.
Garrett Sutherlin Santo received his Master of Architecture with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and dual Bachelor’s degrees (Art: Ceramics & Geography) with honors from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2014 and 2009, respectively. Paul Sutherlin Santo studied screenwriting and production design at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Media Arts, and went on to serve as a feature film Story Editor and Copywriter at the commercial production company, SMUGGLER.
Currently, Garrett teaches post-graduate applied research courses at SCI-Arc and holds the position of CTO with responsibilities as head of Applied Research at the internationally awarded architecture firm, Baumgartner + Uriu (B+U). Garrett’s academic and design work has been recognized through awards that include the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal and the Merit Award for distinguished Graduate Thesis. Garrett previously worked for Sir Peter Cook at his architecture design firm, CRAB Studio, and under Hernan Diaz Alonso at his design practice, Xefirotarch.
CURRENT / UPCOMING
2021 Intersect Tokyo Gallery | Carbon Stool & BioTiles
2021 Applied Contemporary Group Show |Elytra Series
2022 Saint Etienne International Design Biennial, ‘Bifurcations’ Exhibition | Biopolymer Stool
2022 Atlas of Lost Finds | Physical & Digital Exhibition
2020 Lexus Design Award | Prototyping Finalist, Biocraft
2020 Develop3D - Biocraft, Publication
2020 Voyage LA - Studio Profile, Publication
American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal
Selected Graduate Thesis Exhibition, SCI-Arc
Merit Graduate Thesis Award, SCI-Arc
SCI-Arc Spring Show
Academic Research Award, University of California, Los Angeles
Thomas & Virginia Ehrisman Financial Award
UCLA Project Grant I, University of California, Los Angeles
Edward J & Alice Mae Smith Art Scholarship Award
Emma B Keller Financial Support Award
UCLA Project Grant II, University of California, Los Angeles
Barbara and Joseph Naar Art Scholar Award
D’Arcy Hayman Award
Department of Art Scholarship Award, University of California, Los Angeles
Award Exhibition, UCLA New Wight Gallery, 2009
Scholarship Award Show, UCLA New Wight Gallery, 2008
Juried Show, UCLA New Wight Gallery, 2008