nARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn based architecture office led by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang. The practice was founded with the goal of addressing contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually driven, socially engaging and technologically innovative work. Their work instigates interactions between buildings, public space, and their dynamically changing contexts. In recent projects such as Carmel Place (New York City’s first micro unit building), the design center A/D/O, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, and the renovation of Chicago Navy Pier, nARCHITECTS is tackling the most pressing issues that our cities face – how we live, work and activate public spaces in response to our nation’s changing demographics, housing shortage, evolving workplace technologies and need for equality in the public realm.
The firm’s awards and honors include a 2017 national AIA Institute Honor Award in Architecture, the 2017 NYS AIA Firm of the Year, a 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Award in architecture, the AIANY Andrew J Thomas Award for Pioneers in Housing, and the 2006 Architectural League’s Emerging Voices. The firm has been ranked within the top 10 in the US in the design category for the past five years by Architect Magazine.
Eric Bunge FAIA, is a co-founding Partner of nARCHITECTS along with Mimi Hoang. As an architect and educator, he connects architecture with public space, innovation with context, and people with a changing world. Eric cultivates an inquisitive and playful approach to architecture, considering basic principles on every project in order to deliver the most positive impact for users and communities. Eric is currently leading the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center (a net zero building designed to educate and engage the public in sustainability practices) and recently completed the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, a cultural hub celebrating the continuing struggle for equality.