Thai Nguyen, AIA, LEED AP

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"Design should grow from a deep understanding of the city, local culture and the architectural vernacular. Great design has the ability to capture this spirit in the 'Genius Loci' & the end result should look effortless."

One building that has inspired you and why?


The Crystal Palace – Hyde Park, London. Built by a “gardener” at the height of the Victorian Era. It is a perfect example of the marriage between nature and technology. The building is inspired by the organic structure of a plant and was made possible because of new technology available during the height of the industrial revolution. 


What activities do you enjoy outside of work?


I enjoy freehand sketching and lead a monthly sketching series at BAR to help promote creativity. I also enjoy wood block printing, woodworking and tennis.

"Design should grow from a deep understanding of the city, local culture and the architectural vernacular. Great design has the ability to capture this spirit in the 'Genius Loci' & the end result should look effortless."