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Monday, January 29, 2018

Alvin Huang, AIA

Founder / Design Principal, Synthesis Design + Architecture
Associate Professor, USC School of Architecture
Lecture Title: 
"Technology / Technique / Techné"
Lecture Info: 
Monday, January 29, 2018
Reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
Haing Visiting Professional Sponsored Lecture

Bio: Alvin Huang, AIA is the Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Associate Professor at the USC School of Architecture. He is an award-winning architect, designer, and educator specializing in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary architectural practice. His work spans all scales ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to temporary pavilions and bespoke furnishings.

His work has been published and exhibited widely and has gained international recognition with over 30 distinctions at local, national, and international levels including being honored as the Young Architect of the Year by the American Institute of Architects California Council in 2016, being selected of as one of 50 global innovators under the age of 50 by Images Publishing in 2015, being featured as a "Next Progressive" by Architect Magazine in 2014, and being named one of Time Magazine's 20 Best Inventors of 2013.   He has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at various institutions in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, India, Thailand, Japan and China.

Alvin received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design  Research Laboratory (2004) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of  Southern California (1998) in Los Angeles.