Nahyun Hwang is a partner of N H D M and is faculty at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Until founding N H D M, Hwang practiced as a Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations, and played a critical role in the design and implementation of the firm’s High Line Section 1 and 2 as the Lead Project Designer heading the multidisciplinary design team. Prior to Field Operations, she practiced at Stan Allen Architects; Herzog & de Meuron; OMA; and the studio of Rafael Moneo, contributing to a wide range of seminal built and speculative projects. Hwang received the University of Michigan Muschenheim Fellowship for her research on demolition and post-developmental urbanism, and is a recipient of the New York State Council of Art Independent Projects Grant.
N H D M is a New York-based collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism. The studio pursues an expanded practice of architecture and works across disciplinary borders engaging a wide range of scales and diverse modes of practice, from built design work to speculative projects and research. Each project uniquely investigating under-explored spatial concepts in the context of the cultural, political, and economic complexities of the contemporary built environment, the work aims to be introspective and analytic yet anticipatory. The work of N H D M has been recognized through numerous publications and awards including Domus 100 + Best Architecture firms of 2019, the 2018 AIANY New Practices New York award, the 2012, 2014, and 2018 AIANY Design Honor Awards, the I.D. Annual Design Review Design Distinction, and has been exhibited and presented at global venues including 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the 5th and 6th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at 2014 Venice Biennale, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Center for Architecture New York, UMMA Stenn Gallery, and the Cornell University Hartell Gallery among others. The work of N H D M has been supported by the University of Michigan Muschenheim Fellowship, a New York State Council of Art Grant, and a grant from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.