Alvin Huang, AIA is the Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture. He is an award-winning architect, designer, and educator specializing in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary architectural practice. His work spans all scales ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to temporary pavilions and bespoke furnishings.
His work has been published and exhibited widely and has gained international recognition with over 30 distinctions at local, national, and international levels including being honored as the Presidential Emerging Practice of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter in 2016, being selected of as one of 50 global innovators under the age of 50 by Images Publishing in 2015, being featured as a "Next Progressive" by Architect Magazine in 2014, and being named one of Time Magazine's 20 Best Inventors of 2013. He has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at various institutions in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Japan and China.
Alvin received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (2004) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California (1998) in Los Angeles.
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University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Professor
Synthesis Design + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder and Principal
Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), London, GB, Director
Future Systems, London, GB, Lead Designer
Zaha Hadid Architects, London, GB, Lead Designer
AECOM, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer
Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Graduate Design Research Laboratory
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, School of Architecture
AIA Committee on Design Knowledge Scholar, Scholarship
AADRL Pavilion Design Competition, 1st Place