nARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn-based practice working nationally and internationally on new buildings, transformations, and public spaces. We partner with public agencies, cultural institutions, developers and private clients to design architecture that aligns with a changing world. Our work spans across geography and type with a goal of uniting social and environmental resiliency with spatial invention. nARCHITECTS is a nationally certified WBE and NYS/NYC accredited MBE firm.
Co-founded in 1999 by Eric Bunge, FAIA, and Mimi Hoang, AIA, nARCHITECTS gained international attention in 2004 with Canopy at MoMA/PS1 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 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture in 2016 and the NYS State Firm of the Year Award in 2017.
Since 2008 nARCHITECTS has also worked internationally, completing buildings in Beirut, Calgary and Hong Kong, and installations in France and for the design Triennial in Milan. Projects on the boards include the net zero Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center, the Made in NY Campus for the garment industry, park pavilions for Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan, and Hoboken, and a park pavilion and transformation of a grain elevator in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, a co-living building in Miami, and a private house in upstate NY.
In 2018 Eric and Mimi 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.