nARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn-based architectural studio working across the United States and internationally on new buildings, transformations of existing buildings, and public spaces. In collaboration with public agencies, cultural institutions, developers, and private clients, we design architecture for the public good, engaging a world in flux. Our work aims to amplify meaningful, self-reinforcing interactions between communities and their environments, both built and natural.
Co-founded in 1999 by Eric Bunge, FAIA, and Mimi Hoang, AIA, nARCHITECTS gained national attention in 2004 with Canopy, an installation at MoMA P.S.1 in Queens, NY, and soon after, Switch Building & Gallery in Manhattan. Since these early projects, our work has continued to address pressing contemporary issues related to housing, cultural institutions, and civic space. As New York City’s first micro-unit apartment building and the tallest modular building in Manhattan at the time of completion, Carmel Place helped to contribute to changes in the zoning resolution in support of livable spaces for the increasing number of small households. The design center A/D/O provided a new public platform for design thinking in a transformed warehouse in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint, becoming a major producer of culture in its four years of existence. With the renovation of Chicago Navy Pier (with team lead James Corner Field Operations) and the completion of the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, the firm expanded its profile, going on to win the 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and the 2017 New York State AIA Firm of the Year Award. And with the completion in 2020 of the net-zero Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, the practice demonstrates a capacity to give form to a new generation of environmental stewardship. In 2023 nARCHITECTS received the National Design Award in Architecture.
Current projects include the adaptive reuse of the Bush Terminal at the Made in NY Campus; park pavilions for Gansevoort Peninsula, in Manhattan, and Northwest Resiliency Park, in Hoboken, NJ; nature centers at the Teatown Lake Reservation and Violet Cove in Suffolk County; an affordable housing project for seniors in Brooklyn for New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development, and two houses in Dutchess County, NY.
In 2018, nARCHITECTS published the book Buildings and Almost Buildings (ACTAR), a subtle manifesto about the formal and social potential of an architecture that remains open-ended. Order your copy here.
nARCHITECTS is a nationally certified WBE and NYS/NYC accredited W/MBE firm.
Interested in joining our team? Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, portfolio, and references in a single pdf (under 15Mb) to email@example.com. We encourage you to submit job applications directly to our office, rather than through a third party agency. While we are not able to respond to all inquiries, we do regularly review applications sent directly to us and will respond to you if your qualifications match our needs.