Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon: The Reprogrammable City

N H D M: The Reprogrammable City

N H D M's Winning Proposal for former Chevrolet Plant, "Chevy in the Hole," Flint, MI

Department of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series

N H D M is a collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism founded by partners Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon. Working across and between the disciplinary bounds at vastly varying scales, and articulating through built projects as well as highly speculative proposals and research, the work at N H D M attempts to identify a strategic and alternative agency of design in the context of a rapidly changing built environment. The firm’s work has been recognized through the AIANY Design Honor award, the I.D. Annual Design Review Design Distinction, among others, and has been exhibited globally at “5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam,” the Nam June Paik Art Center, the Center for Architecture New York, Fondazione Musica per Roma, and at the UMMA Stenn Gallery.

Hwang is a registered architect, and holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (2001), and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (1995). Until founding N H D M, Hwang practiced as a Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations. As the Lead Designer for The High Line, Hwang headed the multidisciplinary design team of architects, landscape architects, and others from 2004 to 2010. Prior to Field Operations, she practiced at Herzog & de Meuron, Stan Allen Architects, OMA, and at the studio of Rafael Moneo, contributing to a wide range of built and speculative projects.

Moon is a registered architect in New York and the Netherlands, and holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (2001), and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Michigan (1998). Prior to founding N H D M, Moon practiced as a key designer and researcher at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and New York. His contributions at OMA include the Koningin Julianaplein Den Haag, the PRADA Transformer, the London White City master plan, the Museum Plaza in Louisville, and the Cordoba Congress Center. Prior to his work at OMA, Moon practiced at the offices of Ralph Lerner, Shigeru Ban, and 1100 Architects.

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