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Mimi Hoang, AIA
Co-Founding Partner

Co-Founding Partner

Mimi co-founded nARCHITECTS with Eric Bunge with a belief in architecture as an agent of positive change, responding to and connecting people with the environment in unexpected ways. Responding to our world in flux while fostering social engagement guides her work. Born in the tropics of Vietnam and trained in Amsterdam and New York City, she brings a global outlook and an obsession with greenery to the firm’s design culture. Mimi teaches graduate design studios as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and previously taught at Yale University. She received her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from M.I.T.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY, NJ, WA, IL, FL, MA, LEED

Co-Founding Partner

Mimi co-founded nARCHITECTS with Eric Bunge with a belief in architecture as an agent of positive change, responding to and connecting people with the environment in unexpected ways. Responding to our world in flux while fostering social engagement guides her work. Born in the tropics of Vietnam and trained in Amsterdam and New York City, she brings a global outlook and an obsession with greenery to the firm’s design culture. Mimi teaches graduate design studios as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and previously taught at Yale University. She received her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from M.I.T.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY, NJ, WA, IL, FL, MA, LEED

Eric Bunge, FAIA
Co-Founding Partner

Co-Founding Partner

Born in Montreal of Argentinian heritage, Eric trained in London, Calcutta, Paris and Boston before co-founding nARCHITECTS in New York with Mimi Hoang. He cultivates an inquisitive and playful approach to architecture, connecting buildings with public space, and people with a changing world. Eric is currently leading the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, and recently completed the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, A/D/O and Carmel Place. An Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University GSAPP, Eric has also taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Parsons School of Design, RISD, Universite de Montreal, University of Toronto, and Yale University.  He received his Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Co-Founding Partner

Born in Montreal of Argentinian heritage, Eric trained in London, Calcutta, Paris and Boston before co-founding nARCHITECTS in New York with Mimi Hoang. He cultivates an inquisitive and playful approach to architecture, connecting buildings with public space, and people with a changing world. Eric is currently leading the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, and recently completed the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, A/D/O and Carmel Place. An Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University GSAPP, Eric has also taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Parsons School of Design, RISD, Universite de Montreal, University of Toronto, and Yale University.  He received his Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Amanda Morgan, AIA
Principal

Principal

Amanda is an experienced architect with a background in architecture, interior design and psychology. Her leadership has been instrumental in developing our focus on socially and environmentally sustainable public projects that positively transform communities. As Principal, Amanda’s oversees projects with complex parameters and client and regulatory agency approvals processes, including the Made in NY Campus, NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and A/D/O. Born and raised in Idaho, she brings her love of openness even to the most constrained project site. Amanda received her Master in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Idaho.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY | LEED AP

Principal

Amanda is an experienced architect with a background in architecture, interior design and psychology. Her leadership has been instrumental in developing our focus on socially and environmentally sustainable public projects that positively transform communities. As Principal, Amanda’s oversees projects with complex parameters and client and regulatory agency approvals processes, including the Made in NY Campus, NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and A/D/O. Born and raised in Idaho, she brings her love of openness even to the most constrained project site. Amanda received her Master in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Idaho.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY | LEED AP

Eugenie Bliah
Architect

Architect

Eugenie is driven by her belief in the critical urgency for architects to readdress existing spatial frameworks due to ongoing political and democratic shifts. She merges her experience in housing, workplace and public buildings with a design sensibility that is influenced by her dual French and Japanese background. Eugenie received her Masters in Architecture from London’s Architectural Association and her Bachelor of Architecture from Oxford Brookes University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, UK (ARB)

Architect

Eugenie is driven by her belief in the critical urgency for architects to readdress existing spatial frameworks due to ongoing political and democratic shifts. She merges her experience in housing, workplace and public buildings with a design sensibility that is influenced by her dual French and Japanese background. Eugenie received her Masters in Architecture from London’s Architectural Association and her Bachelor of Architecture from Oxford Brookes University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, UK (ARB)

Laura Buck
Architect

Architect

Laura is a registered architect with expertise in civic and institutional buildings, including museums and exhibition design, theaters and research labs. Laura‘s work engages with local communities and the resiliency challenges of coastal sites. Her tendency to spend weekends in a ceramics studio adds to the studio’s research in materials. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Vassar College and her Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Architect

Laura is a registered architect with expertise in civic and institutional buildings, including museums and exhibition design, theaters and research labs. Laura‘s work engages with local communities and the resiliency challenges of coastal sites. Her tendency to spend weekends in a ceramics studio adds to the studio’s research in materials. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Vassar College and her Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Dave Chessrown
Architect

Architect

Raised in a building industry-oriented family, Dave discussed construction issues over breakfast with his contractor dad. Dave brings his expertise in leading over twenty projects from design through construction administration and in developing creative, adaptable solutions to complex problems. He received his Master in Architecture from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Architect

Raised in a building industry-oriented family, Dave discussed construction issues over breakfast with his contractor dad. Dave brings his expertise in leading over twenty projects from design through construction administration and in developing creative, adaptable solutions to complex problems. He received his Master in Architecture from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Suemin Jeon
Architect

Architect

After roaming the U.S. and Asia, Sue settled in New York City, bringing her love of urban density and expansive nature to the practice. Sue brings to the office valuable experience in large multi-scalar projects and master plans, with residential, commercial and cultural components. She received her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Cornell University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY, LEED AP

Architect

After roaming the U.S. and Asia, Sue settled in New York City, bringing her love of urban density and expansive nature to the practice. Sue brings to the office valuable experience in large multi-scalar projects and master plans, with residential, commercial and cultural components. She received her Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Cornell University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY, LEED AP

Jason Kim
Architect

Architect

Jason is driven by his belief in advancing empathy and social equality through architecture. His experience in teaching and on design-build projects contributes to the firm’s technical strengths, while continually raising the level of design through dialogue and iterative explorations. Jason received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Architect

Jason is driven by his belief in advancing empathy and social equality through architecture. His experience in teaching and on design-build projects contributes to the firm’s technical strengths, while continually raising the level of design through dialogue and iterative explorations. Jason received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.

Certifications: Registered Architect, NY

Paul Mok
Designer

Designer

A native of Hong Kong, Paul trained in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Boston, LA, and Tokyo. His passion for drawing informs his work at nARCHITECTS as well as his personal art practice, which explores intersections between a range of media including sculpture, drawing and writing. Paul earned his Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Hong Kong and his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Designer

A native of Hong Kong, Paul trained in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Boston, LA, and Tokyo. His passion for drawing informs his work at nARCHITECTS as well as his personal art practice, which explores intersections between a range of media including sculpture, drawing and writing. Paul earned his Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Hong Kong and his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Isabel Sarasa
Architect (Spain)

Architect

Isa brings her rigorous training from Europe to the practice. She is guided by her passion for housing and the capacity for buildings to reframe our surroundings in positive ways and foster interaction between people. Isa received her Bachelor and Master in Architecture from the University of Zaragoza (EINA).

Certifications: Architect (Spain)

Architect

Isa brings her rigorous training from Europe to the practice. She is guided by her passion for housing and the capacity for buildings to reframe our surroundings in positive ways and foster interaction between people. Isa received her Bachelor and Master in Architecture from the University of Zaragoza (EINA).

Certifications: Architect (Spain)

Vanessa Vaughan
Communications & Business Development Manager

Communications & Business Development Manager

With a background in art and creative direction, Vanessa is passionate about storytelling and enjoys working with our wide range of clients to forge connections between geographies and communities. Having curated and overseen art installations for a wide range of project types, her expertise bridges between the initial inception and construction phases. Vanessa grew up in Seattle and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History at the University of British Columbia.

Communications & Business Development Manager

With a background in art and creative direction, Vanessa is passionate about storytelling and enjoys working with our wide range of clients to forge connections between geographies and communities. Having curated and overseen art installations for a wide range of project types, her expertise bridges between the initial inception and construction phases. Vanessa grew up in Seattle and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History at the University of British Columbia.

People

We are a team of architects and designers working collaboratively with the spirit of an atelier and the organization of an office.  Our team includes members from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Spain, Florida, Arizona, Idaho, Ohio, Detroit, Pennsylvania and Seattle. This unique mix of geographic and cultural backgrounds helps us to interpret the range of contexts and cultures that shape our projects.

People

We are a team of architects and designers working collaboratively with the spirit of an atelier and the organization of an office.  Our team includes members from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Spain, Florida, Arizona, Idaho, Ohio, Detroit, Pennsylvania and Seattle. This unique mix of geographic and cultural backgrounds helps us to interpret the range of contexts and cultures that shape our projects.

People

We are a team of architects and designers working collaboratively with the spirit of an atelier and the organization of an office.  Our team includes members from Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Spain, Florida, Arizona, Idaho, Ohio, Detroit, Pennsylvania and Seattle. This unique mix of geographic and cultural backgrounds helps us to interpret the range of contexts and cultures that shape our projects.