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K-State Today

January 20, 2012



Architect Annie Chu to present work in ‘Slow Motion’

By Emily Vietti

Annie Chu

Annie Chu, founding principal of the award-winning firm Chu+Gooding Architects in Los Angeles, will be delivering APDesign’s annual diversity lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Little Theatre in the K-State Student Union. Chu’s lecture is titled “Slow Motion” and is free and open to the public.

Chu received a bachelor of architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1983 and a master of science in building design from Columbia University in 1989. She trained for 12 years with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York and Franklin D. Israel in Los Angeles before starting her firm in 1996. Chu received the prestigious Skidmore Owings Merrill Fellowship to study Mayan and Incan architecture in Central and South America.

Chu has been a dedicated educator since 1990 in architecture and design colleges across the United States such as New York Institute of Technology, Parsons, University of Texas at Austin, SCI-Arc, Art Center College of Design, Arizona State University, UCLA, and USC. Currently, Chu is serving as an associate professor of interior architecture at Woodbury University. She is the past chair of the National AIA Interior Architecture committee and of the AIA California Council Design Awards committee. She is currently serving as an editorial board member of the AIA California Council’s journal, arcCA (Architecture California), and as a mayor-appointed Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the city of Los Angeles, promoting design in the public built environment and support for the arts throughout the city.

Chu+Gooding Architects focuses on projects for arts-related and higher education clients, including arts organizations such as MoCA, Hammer Museum, the Getty Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.