Phu Hoang

Design Critic in Architecture

Phu Hoang is a Founding Director of the interdisciplinary architecture and design practice MODU. Since 2011, he has taught on the faculty of Columbia University and currently also at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. MODU has designed for numerous cultural institutions, including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Museum Holon, and Creative Time. Along with his co-director Rachely Rotem, he was awarded the Founders’ Rome Prize in Architecture (2017). He has also been awarded the Emerging Voices prize (2019) from the Architectural League of New York and the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists fellowship (2018) from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as research grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (2021, 2012) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2013).

Mr. Hoang is co-author (with Rachely Rotem) of the upcoming book Field Guide to Indoor Urbanism, published by Hatje Cantz (2022). He has lectured both nationally and internationally, including in Italy, Japan, Australia, Israel, Greece, and Spain. In the U.S., he has lectured at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Dartmouth University, Japan Society, and Columbia University. Mr. Hoang holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in New York. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, President of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, and a licensed architect in New York and Texas.