06.04.14

Meet Annie Chu, This Year’s Leaders Breakfast Honoree!

WHO:
Annie is an architect with over 20 years of experience, a co-founder of an award winning architecture firm, a professor at a prestigious school, a leader in sustainability design, a committee member of the AIA Interior Architecture department and an advocate for student mentorship.

WHERE:
Annie’s firm, Chu + Gooding, is based in Los Angeles CA. She studied architecture and received her BArch at SCI Arc and her MSArch and Building Design at Columbia University. She is a current faculty member of the interior architecture department at Woodbury University, Burbank, Ca. She has also dedicated her time teaching at Parsons, SCI Arc, Art Center of Design, NYIT and USC to name a few.

WHY:
Her passion and devotion in using architecture and design as a tool for bettering the lives of others has continuously shown in her work.

Chu + Gooding focuses on projects that better the community such as arts related, higher education as well as cultural organization clientele.

She has dedicated her time in mentoring young students, organizing events for IIDA and AIA to help keep our industry constantly evolving and in helping find ways to bring students into the forefront and give them exposure.

FUN FACTS:
In 1990 Annie Chu won the prestigious Skidmore Owings Merrill Travel Fellowship to travel to Central and South America to tour Mayan and Incan architecture.

Annie was the 2010 chair of the National AIA Interior Architecture Committee

She was appointed in 2010 by the LA Mayor to be the Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the city of Los Angeles. Mrs. Chu was responsible for re-introducing the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and improving the Department of Cultural Affair’s Design Review Guidelines.

As board director of the AIA LA, she helped to launch the annual 2×8 architectural student competition.

WHEN:
Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Annie Chu as well as our Leader’s Breakfast, September 19th, 2014.

Jenneffer Burgos, IIDA, LEED, CDT
Gensler

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