May Design Lecture 2024


“It Is Human Nature to Connect”

MODU enhances the urban experience. Designing with micro-climates—the atmospheric conditions of a place—creates healthy environments that are accessible to all, linking people to their communities. MODU designs foster inclusive ways of being social while supporting the environment.

Hoang is a Founding Director of the interdisciplinary architecture practice MODU, recognized for advancing environmental and social issues, at the intersection of design, the environment, and data. The practice has designed for numerous cultural institutions, including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Museum Holon, and Creative Time. Along with his co-director Rachely Rotem, he was awarded the Founders’ Rome Prize in Architecture (2017). They have also been awarded the Emerging Voices prize (2019) from the Architectural League of New York and the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists fellowship (2018) from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as research grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (2021, 2012) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2013).

Before joining the Knowlton School, Hoang taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Hoang is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, President of its Society of Fellows, and a licensed architect in New York and Texas.

This is a hybrid lecture with in person and online options available.  Lunch will be provided for in person attendees.

May 7, 2024
12-1 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Sponsors: Free
Non-Members: $20

Register here.

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