Katherine Chia, AIA
Desai Chia’s projects have been published extensively and received numerous accolades including the American Architecture Prize’s Small Firm of the Year Award in Multi-Disciplinary Architecture and numerous American Architecture Awards, American Institute of Architects Design Awards, Interior Design Best of Year Awards, and Good Design Awards. The firm’s work has been exhibited at the Center for Architecture, the Istanbul Bienniale, Salone del Mobile Milan, the Herman Miller showrooms in New York and LA, and Parsons The New School of Design.
Katherine Chia earned her Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College. Prior to founding Desai Chia Architecture, she worked for Maya Lin on numerous art and architecture commissions. Chia is a registered architect in the state of New York. She has also been a faculty member in the architecture department at Parsons The New School of Design. She is co-chair of the Van Alen Institute’s Program Leadership Council and an elected member of the AIA NY Finance Committee.