Lecture by Mimi Hoang (nARCHITECTS)

Presented as part of CCA's Architecture Lecture Series
February 22, 2010 7:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

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nARCHITECTS was founded in New York in 1999 by partners Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge. The firm takes an open-ended approach, based on clear, diagrammatic thinking and the ability to unite a wide array of concerns into a rigorous and cohesive outcome. Complex client identities, layered sites, and phasing requirements are unpacked and reframed as straightforward design opportunities. nARCHITECTS approaches environmental questions as both technical and cultural, and seeks to surpass current thinking that compartmentalizes performance issues. Its simple designs produce a richness and flexibility of experience with an economy of conceptual and material means.

The firm has been recognized internationally with exhibitions and publications in more than 15 languages. Recent awards and recognition include two American Institute of Architects—New York Design Honor Awards and an AIA NY Building Type Merit Award. Hoang has a master of architecture degree from Harvard University and a bachelor of science in Architecture from MIT. She teaches graduate design studios at Columbia and Yale Universities and has taught at UC Berkeley.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Architecture Lecture Series is funded by McCall Design Group; Pfau Long Architecture; Jensen Architects; ARCH Drafting and Art Supplies; GCI Inc.; Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.; Perkins+Will; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; and SRG Partnership.