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Ann Lui

Ann Lui

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

Ann is a SMArchS candidate in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture & Art at MIT

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Ann's Featured Articles on Archinect

Op-Ed: Thoughts on Naivete as Design Method or, Why Our Entry Didn’t Have a 6” Curb, Wed, Jul 24 '13

When asked about courage in architecture, Elizabeth Diller has said: "[It] comes half from being naive and also not having the cynicism to stop yourself when you have a good idea that you don't know how to work it out.” More simply: You can’t know that it can’t be done if you’re going to ...

Op-Ed: Thoughts on Naivete as Design Method or, Why Our Entry Didn’t Have a 6” Curb
 

UNEXPECTED COSTS ~ Big ticket design software versus alternate methodologies, Mon, Apr 15 '13

Not twenty years ago, if you wanted to start your own firm, you could do so on a Mayline drafting board in your basement. Sharpen your lead holder, unroll a length of vellum and you were ready to go. There were no promises of your skill or success but the tools were within reach. Today, my ...

UNEXPECTED COSTS ~ Big ticket design software versus alternate methodologies
 

Sustainability of Workers' Rights, Mon, May 23 '11

The USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system promotes sustainable construction; however, despite the system’s focus on occupant health and comfort, LEED turns a blind eye to worker safety. The building practice, by the nature of its scale, will always ...

Sustainability of Workers' Rights
 

The Mathematics of the Ideal Education; Debunking the DesignIntelligence Best Architecture & Design Schools Rankings, Wed, Dec 1 '10

In the beginning of the month, DesignIntelligence released its 2011 America's Best Architecture & Design Schools rankings. Cornell was ranked first again, for the sixth time in seven years. The usual hubbub ensued: critics weighed in, students and alumni tweeted and blogged away, parents and ...

The Mathematics of the Ideal Education; Debunking the DesignIntelligence Best Architecture & Design Schools Rankings
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, History Theory and Criticism of Architecture + Art

Sep 2012 - current
 

Cornell University, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Clifton Beckwith Brown Memorial Medal, Award

For maintaining the highest cumulative average in architectural design during the entire course of studies

2011
 

Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal, Award

Awarded for work of exceptional merit in architectural design, painting and composition, or sculpture

2011
 


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