Ethan Lu, AIA IDEC LEED AP
Prior to Metropolitan United Studio, PLLC he was with FXFOWLE Architects from 2001-03 and then with Cook + Fox Architects from 2003-06. He served as a designer for some of the firm’s projects including the 2.1 million square feet Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park.
Previous professional work at FXFOWLE included master planning study for the Doris Duke Foundation, Long Island City's Midtown East Queens development, and sustainable design guidelines for the Battery Park City Authority. Other sustainable design projects included his participation in the Design for the Environment (DfE) committee of the New York City Transit's 2nd Avenue Subway and the No.7 Subway extension to the West Side.
Before joining FXFOWLE, he interned at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1998 where he worked on 5X Square and Random House Headquarter in NYC.
Ethan has taught graduate courses in several universities including Representation & Spatial Reasoning 1 + 2, and Analysis & Representation 1 at the Parsons School of Design (2002-04). He also taught Graduate Urban Design Studio in Columbia University's Urban Design Program (2002); Vis 2 + Vis 3 and a 4th year Design Studio at the New York Institute of Technology (2008-11). He currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and as an Area Coordinator for the Master of Professional Studies Program at NYSID.
Ethan received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University in the Advanced Placement curriculum; his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University where he received both the Honor Award for Excellence and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize. He also holds a B.S. Architecture from the University of Michigan where he received the Kampner Award for best graduating design project as voted by faculty.
He is a Registered Architect in NY, NJ and a LEED Accredited Professional.
MUS is licensed to practice architecture in Seoul, Korea.
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Director of Post-Professional Programs
Metropolitan United Studio, PLLC, Principal
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Adjunct Assistant Professor
COOKFOX Architects, Architect
Parsons The New School for Design, Adjunct Instructor
FXFOWLE Architects, Designer
Columbia University, Adjunct Instructor
Columbia University, Masters, M.S. Architecture and Urban Design
Harvard University, MArch, Master of Architecture
University of Michigan, Bachelors, B.S. Architecture