Monday, November 6, 2017

Katherine Chia, AIA

Desai Chia Architecture PC
Lecture Title: "Constructions"
Lecture Info: 
Monday, November 6, 2017
Reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
Bio: Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai are the founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture. Since 1996, they have established the firm’s reputation for authentic design, creating inspiring environments expressive of their use and materials; Desai Chia’s portfolio includes cultural, residential, and commercial projects as well as commissions for product design and collaborations with artists. Projects are currently in development throughout the United States and India.

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.