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Mimi Hoang: Buildings and Almost Buildings

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feb 20

Thu, Feb 20 2020, 6:30PM - 8PM

Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, California, 94102 View map

Part of event series: Architecture Lecture Series Spring 2020


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Architecture Division

Event description

The Asian Art Museum and California College of the Arts present a series of lectures by leading figures shaping architecture today. Through this collaboration, the series hosts a combination of distinguished architects from Asia as well as North American practitioners active in Asia to provide a common framework for deepening knowledge of and interest in contemporary Asian architecture.  

Mimi Hoang is Principal at nARCHITECTS and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University GSAPP.

Across a range of buildings, public spaces and ephemeral installations, nARCHITECTS argues for the formal and social potential of an architecture that remains somehow incomplete and ambiguously perceived — in the architects’ words, “almost buildings.” In this Asian Architecture Today lecture, nARCHITECTS principal Mimi Hoang asks if this state of incompletion can impel us to imagine architecture as an armature for an ever-changing daily life.

Mimi Hoang, AIA, LEED, is a co-founding partner of nARCHITECTS and an adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Along with Eric Bunge, she oversees the design and technical development of all projects in the office. Hoang received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from M.I.T. The title of this lecture comes from the firm’s recent monograph, which is available for purchase in advance through the museum’s online store.

This program is co-presented with the Architecture Division, California College of the Arts.

A limited number of tickets will be distributed to CCA students and faculty. Tickets can also be purchased through the Asian Art Museum.

Entry details

Ticket required for entry, available to students and faculty via CCA Architecture Division. Additional tickets can be purchased from Asian Art Museum.

This event is being held in a wheelchair accessible building. Visitors may be asked to show identification and sign in at the entrance to the building. The lecture room is wheelchair accessible, with moveable seating, and located near gender-specific wheelchair accessible bathrooms. ASL interpretation will not be offered at the event. The lecture uses a slide presentation. All content from the slides will be read aloud or described. Please email access questions to