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The AIANY New Practices Committee along hosts a series of lectures by winning firms of the New Practices New York 2018 Competition. This lecture series will be held at the new Benjamin Moore showroom. New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as New York City’s preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. This evening’s talk will feature a conversation between Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon, principals of NHDM, and Sean Anderson of the Museum of Modern Art.

NHDM is a collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism led by its partners Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon. The studio aspires to an expanded practice of architecture, and works between disciplinary borders at vastly varying scales, engaging diverse modes of practice from built design work to highly 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 analytic yet anticipatory.


Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Nahyun Hwang, Principal, NHDM 
David Eugin Moon, AIA, Principal, NHDM

Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he has degrees in architectural design and history from Cornell, an M. Arch from Princeton and a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. His book, Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea, was published in 2015 and was nominated for the AIFC Bridge Book Award for Non-Fiction. At MoMA, he has organized the exhibitions Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter (2016-17), Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959-89 (2017-18) and manages the Young Architects Program (YAP) and Issues in Contemporary Architecture exhibition series.

Nahyun Hwang is a registered architect and a founding partner of N H D M. Prior to founding N H D M, Hwang practiced as a senior associate at James Corner Field Operations playing a critical role for the Section 1 and 2 of High Line project leading the multidisciplinary design team of architects, landscape architects, and others. Prior experience also includes work 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 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. Hwang is a recipient New York State Council of Art Independent Projects Grant and Muschenheim Fellowship, and teaches advanced studios focusing on the intersection of architecture and urbanism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

David Eugin Moon is a registered architect and a founding partner of N H D M, whose work has been widely exhibited and presented at global venues, including the Rotterdam and Venice Biennale, and has been recognized through publications, grants, lectures, and awards including the I.D. Design Distinction and multiple AIANY Design Honor awards. Until founding N H D M, Moon practiced in offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and as a key designer at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam contributing to the Koningen Julianaplein, the PRADA Transformer, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the W12 master plan, Museum Plaza, and the Cordoba Congress Center among others. Moon holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. He currently teaches advanced options studios and seminars at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

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Thursday, 9/27
6pm to 8pm
Benjamin Moore Showroom at New York Design Center
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