B.Arch, 2011, Cornell University, Ithaca; SMArchS History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture & Art, 2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Exhibitions: Manhattanisms, Storefront for Art & Architecture; Imagining the Modern, Carnegie Museum of Art; Circus for Construction, New Museum; OfficeUS, La Biennale di Venezia. Publications: Public Space? Lost and Found (2017); Thresholds "Scandalous" (MIT SA+P Press, 2015); OfficeUS Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015); JAE; Mas Context; Uncube MagazineAwards: Oslo Architecture Triennale; Schlossman Fellowship (MIT), Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship (Cornell), Penny White Prize (Harvard GSD), Chicago Prize (CAC), Chicago Burnham Prize (CAC), Clifton Beckwith Brown Memorial Medal, Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal (Cornell).

Personal Statement

Ann Lui is a founding partner of Future Firm, a Chicago-based architecture and design research office. She is a registered architect in the state of Illinois. Her work focuses on the role of architecture as an infrastructure for discourse. She holds a B.Arch from Cornell University and a SMArchS from MIT's History, Theory and Criticism program, where her research focused on corporate architecture in the postwar period. Previously, Ann practiced at offices including SOM, Bureau Spectacular, and Morphosis Architects. She recently edited Public Space? Lost and Found (SA+P/MIT Press), a volume on the role of architects and artists in the civic realm with Gediminas Urbonas and Lucas Freeman. Ann was also Assistant Editor of OfficeUS Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015), and co-edited MIT's journal Thresholds (MIT SA+P, 2015).


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