Eric Bunge, AIA, is a co-founding Principal of Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Eric received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University. Prior to founding nARCHITECTS, he trained in New York, Boston, Paris, Calcutta and London. He has also taught at Parsons School of Design, R.I.S.D. and Columbia/Barnard Colleges, and as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Yale University, UC Berkeley and University of Toronto. nARCHITECTS, PLLC, is a Brooklyn based architecture office led by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang.
Founded with the aim of joining innovative concepts, social responsibility and technical innovation in addressing contemporary issues, the diverse and international work of the award winning practice encompasses architecture, interiors, and urban design. Projects include Carmel Place/My Micro NY - New York City’s first micro unit building, the renovation of Chicago Navy Pier with team lead James Corner Field Operations, the design center A/D/O in Brooklyn for Mini/BMW, the Wyckoff House Museum in Brooklyn, Manhattan’s Switch Building, the bamboo Canopy for MoMA/P.S.1, the M2 Building in Calgary, and a pavilion for the XX1st Milan Triennale in 2016. nARCHITECTS’ numerous awards and honors include a 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Award in architecture, a 2017 national AIA Institute Honor Award in Architecture, the AIANY Andrew J Thomas Award for Pioneers in Housing, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices in 2006 and Young Architects Forum prize in 2001, several AIA NY Design Honor Awards, and the Canadian Professional Rome Prize in 2005. The firm was ranked within the top 10 in the US in the design category for three consecutive years from 2014-16 US by Architect Magazine. In 2012, World Architecture News named nARCHITECTS “part of a select group crowned to lead the next generation of designers in the 21st century.”
Mimi Hoang, AIA, is a principal of nARCHITECTS and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation). Along with partner Eric Bunge, she co-founded nARCHITECTS with the goal of addressing contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually driven, socially engaging and technologically innovative work. Their work instigates interactions between architecture, public space, and their dynamically changing contexts. The letter ‘n’ represents a variable, indicating the firm’s interest in designing for a dynamic variety of experiences within a systemic approach. nARCHITECTS has been honored with an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the AIANY’s Andrew J. Thomson Award for Pioneering in Housing, several AIA Design Honor Awards, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and the Canadian Professional Rome Prize. World Architecture News named nARCHITECTS “part of a select group crowned to lead the next generation of designers in the 21st century.” Mimi received a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a B.Sc in Architecture from M.I.T. She regularly lectures on the work of nARCHITECTS and the themes of innovative contemporary practices, density, new housing models, and women in architecture.