nARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn-based architectural studio working nationally and internationally on new buildings, transformations, and public spaces. The practice was founded to address contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually driven, socially engaging, and technologically innovative design work. We partner with public agencies, cultural institutions, developers, and private clients to design architecture that aligns with a changing world. nARCHITECTS is a nationally certified WBE and NYS/NYC accredited W/MBE firm.
Co-founded in 1999 by Eric Bunge, FAIA, and Mimi Hoang, AIA, nARCHITECTS gained national attention in 2004 with MoMA PS1: Canopy in Queens, NY and soon after, Switch Building and Gallery in Manhattan. Since these early projects, our work has continued to engage with critical issues that are transforming cultural spaces, civic buildings, and housing. As New York City’s first micro-unit apartment building and 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 an increasing number of small households. Meanwhile, 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 James Corner Field Operations) and the completion of the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, the firm established a national 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 recent completion of the net-zero Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, the practice demonstrates their capacity to shape a new generation of environmental stewardship. nARCHITECTS international work includes buildings in Beirut, Calgary, Hong Kong, and installations in France, and the Design Triennial in Milan.
Projects currently on the boards include the Made in NY Campus for the garment industry, park pavilions for Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan, Northwest Resiliency Park in Hoboken, NJ, and a park pavilion and transformation of a grain elevator in First Buffalo River Marina in Buffalo, NY, The Collective Wynwood co-living project in Miami, and a private house in upstate NY.
In 2018, nARCHITECTS published the book Buildings & Almost Buildings (ACTAR), a subtle manifesto about the formal and social potential of an architecture that remains open-ended. Order your copy here.
Interested in joining our team? Please e-mail your resume, portfolio, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org