HIDE: Sketches of Space by Michele Saee
“For me architecture is about constant interaction between the external conditions of the environment around us and our internal elements of our being. I hope my work can represent a balance between these forces in the process of making something meaningful where people’s lives could improve…”—Saee
Michele Saee received his Master of Art in Architecture degree in 1981 at the and his post graduate degree in Technical Urban Planning at the of Milan.
He started his own design studio in 1985. Michele joined the design faculty at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles) in 1986, and in 1990 began teaching at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc); a lecturer at University of Southern California, school of architecture since 2012.
Many of Michel’s identifications with the global community stem from his diverse experiences living studying and traveling extensively, and communication in several different languages.
Michele Saee exhibits and lectures on architecture in many countries around the world. In the past 17 years he’s completed over 70 projects and built more than half of them. The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and FRAC collection in France both contain holdings of his work in their permanent collections and Rizzoli International published a monograph of his projects in 1997. Magazine publications include GA Japan, Domus International, Progressive Architecture, Blueprint, The Los Angeles Times, Metropolitan Home and many more.
In 1995, he was chosen as one of the “Forty under Forty” most promising American architects, and in 1997 the Architectural League of New York selected him as one of architecture’s “Emerging Voices”. The same year he received the American Institute of Architects’ “next LA” Honor Award and the AIA/LA Design Award. He was selected in the year 2000 as one of Los Angeles’ 12 promising architects of his generation in “The Los Angeles Twelve” program.