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Phu Hoang

  • Section Head
    The Robert S. Livesey Endowed Professorship in Architecture

Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave

Phu Hoang is Head of Architecture section at the Knowlton School of the Ohio State University and the the Robert S. Livesey Professor of Architecture. 

He is a Founding Director of the interdisciplinary architecture practice MODU, recognized for advancing environmental and social intersections. The practice has designed for numerous cultural institutions, including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Museum Holon, and Creative Time. Along with his co-director Rachely Rotem, he was awarded the Founders’ Rome Prize in Architecture (2017). They have also been awarded the Emerging Voices prize (2019) from the Architectural League of New York and the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists fellowship (2018) from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as research grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (2021, 2012) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2013).

Before joining the Knowlton School, Hoang taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Hoang is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, President of its Society of Fellows, and a licensed architect in New York and  Texas.