Korea GSD is pleased to present a lecture by New York based architect NHDM. NHDM is a collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism based in New York. The firm’s work has been recognized and presented globally through AIANY Design Honor awards, the I.D. Annual Design Review Design Distinction, the 5th and 6th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and the 14th Venice Biennale, among others. Current project initiatives include the reprogrammability of cities and researching alternative post-developmental paradigms.
Until founding N H D M in 2010, Nahyun Hwang practiced as a Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations, and played a critical role in the design and implementation of the firm’s High Line project as the Lead Designer (2004-2006) and Lead Project Designer (2007-2010), heading a multidisciplinary design team of architects, landscape architects, and others. She was also a Project Designer for the architectural elements for the firm’s 2,200 acre public park Fresh Kills, the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus Master Plan, and the proposal for the Taichung Contemporary Music Center in Taiwan. Prior to Field Operations, she practiced at Stan Allen Architects;Herzog & de Meuron; OMA; and the studio of Rafael Moneo, contributing to a wide range of built and speculative projects, including the Walker Art Center expansion in Minneapolis, MN; “La Reserva” housing prototypes in Santiago, Chile; Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Dallas, TX; and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA.
Hwang holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (2001), and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (1995). She currently teaches at Columbia University, and Hwang's current research focuses on topics in alternative renewal paradigms for post-industrial and post-developmental cities.
David Eugin Moon
Prior to founding N H D M, Moon practiced in offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and most recently as a key designer at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and New York since 2005. His contributions at OMA include the Koningen Julianaplein in the Hague, the 93 meters tall mixed use structure, the PRADA Transformer in Seoul, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the W12 master plan in London, Museum Plaza in Louisville, and the Cordoba Congress Center in Cordoba, Spain.
Prior to joining OMA, he practiced as the team lead at Ralph Lerner Architect PC for the NY2012 Olympic Village Proposal, Projects for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and the Princeton Charter School, Princeton, NJ. Other works include the Yokohama Mixed Use Housing Competition and Sagaponac House for Shigeru Ban, and the New School Renovation for 1100 Architect.
Moon holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (’01), and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. His current research examines the historic significance of the architectural program and its reinterpretation and manipulation in the contemporary urban discourse. He is currently faculty in the Architecture Department at Cornell University and is a licensed architect in the Netherlands and in the state of New York.
Find out more about NHDM at http://www.nhdm.net.
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