Mimi Hoang and partner Eric Bunge founded nARCHITECTS in 1999 in New York City. In their designs of buildings, installations, exhibitions, interiors, and public spaces, they create responsive and flexible design concepts as well as innovative building techniques in order to redefine conventional notions of program, type, and context. Their goal is to achieve maximum effect with an economy of conceptual and material means, and at the same to make a positive impact on the environment.
The work of nARCHITECTS has been recognized nationally and internationally in publications and exhibitions. Recent awards include the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices (2006), an AIA Design Honor Award (2005), the Canadian Professional Rome Prize (2005), Architectural Record's Design Vanguard (2004), the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program (2004), and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant (2002). Born in Saigon, Hoang received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from M.I.T. in 1993 and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1998.
Prior to founding nARCHITECTS, she was a project designer with Steven Holl and trained in Boston, Amsterdam, and Montreal. She currently teaches graduate design studios at Yale and Columbia University.