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Eugene KosgoronĀ & Evelina Sausina

Eugene Kosgoron is a recent graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture ESTmmasters program. Eugene’s work investigates material behavior(s) and establishes custom representational techniques for their graphic communication.

After graduating from SCI-Arc in 2012, Eugene has consulted with several firms, working closely with them to develop their visual language.Prior to SCI-Arc, Eugene worked with Atelier Manferdini as project manager of “Arlechinno” completed at Texas A& M in 2011.

Evelina Sausina is a designer and project manager at Patrick Tighe Architecture for the past 3 years. She manages projects from the schematic though construction administration phases, ranging from mixed use affordable housing, apartments, commercial, residential and institutional projects.

Prior to joining Patrick Tighe Architecture, Evelina worked as a designer in the offices of Testa/Weiser Inc (Venice Beach, California), Urbana Studio (Los Angeles, California), and Studio Pei Zhu (Beijing, China).

Evelina holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc 2011).


While I proposed initially to work from the way light interacts with the spaces designed by Lehrer Architects, once working in the space itself, the project immediately expanded and opened up. I was very excited by the large photographs of the firm’s other architectural projects hanging around the space. I was interested in the idea of working from the two dimensional image representing three dimensional space, positioned against an actual three dimensional space. I was attracted to these images as windows into multiple points of perspective. The project began with a representational drawing of the space, including the images in the photographs, as well as the space around them. Given the many diagonals and variety of points of view, the image instigated a stream of abstract works on paper.

I began by tracing and transferring the image, cutting the tracing in half and flipping it to invert half of the image. Later I cut various planes in space out of the image, and used them as the positive shapes for another work. The work became self-generating, as each shape that I cut out created both a positive and negative shape that could be used. I continued to trace, cut, draw, and paint with gouache from the original work, creating multiple painted paper collages. The residency, and being surrounded by such open minded creativity, opened up my studio practice in new and exciting ways, triggering the beginnings of a new body of work which has only just begun to unfold. I have such gratitude for the opportunity, and excitement for what is to come in the work from the experience.