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Ethan Lu

Ethan Lu

New York, NY, US

 

About 

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.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Director of Graduate Studies

Jan 2010 - current
 
May 2006 - current
 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Adjunct Assistant Professor

May 2008 - May 2011
 

COOKFOX Architects, Architect

Sep 2003 - May 2006
 

Parsons The New School for Design, Adjunct Instructor

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
 

FXFOWLE Architects, Designer

Jun 2001 - Aug 2003
 

Columbia University, Adjunct Instructor

May 2002 - Aug 2002
 
Jun 1998 - Aug 1998
 

Education 

Columbia University, Masters, M.S. Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2000 - May 2001
 

Harvard University, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 1997 - May 2000
 

University of Michigan, Bachelors, B.S. Architecture

Sep 1993 - May 1997
 

Areas of Specialization 



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