Contributed by:
Andrew Barnes
AIA

Unbuilt Juror: Nancy Hou

AIA Dallas is pleased to welcome Nancy Hou, of Hou de Sousa, a New York City based architecture studio.

Nancy is a co-founder and Principal of Hou de Sousa, a New York based architecture and design studio with a broad spectrum of projects that includes commercial, cultural and residential spaces, as well as art installations.

Recent honors include Hou de Sousa’s winning entry for the Architectural League of New York’s 2016 Folly/Function competition to design and build an open-air educational space at Socrates Sculpture Park. That same year, the office also won the Re-ball! International Design competition, which called for a temporary installation within Dupont Underground in Washington DC. In 2017, Hou de Sousa was awarded Second Prize for their first large-scale competition proposal; the Museum of World Writing in Songdo, South Korea. The office has also been featured as a “Firm to Watch” in Architectural Record and been published domestically and internationally in media outlets such as Architectural Review, Domus, Dwell, Interior Design, NBC, PBS, and The Washington Post.

Originally from Shanghai, Nancy grew up in Quito, Ecuador and went on to receive a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard GSD. In addition to her practice at Hou de Sousa, Nancy also serves as a Board Member of HAAUS (Harvard Alumni Architectural and Urban Society) and teaches at Parsons School of Design.