Michael Chen

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Adjunct Associate Professor - CCE Undergraduate Architecture mchen6@pratt.edu 718.399-.4305 p 718.399-.4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1

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B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.Arch., Columbia University.


Michael is principal of Michael K Chen Architecture. At MKCA he leads a team that is dedicated to producing exceptionally refined and conceptually rich design at a broad range of scales from buildings to interiors to furniture to urbanism and with a commitment to research and experimentation in materials, technology, and manufacturing. The office's work and research have been exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennale and Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture among other, and published widely including in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Interior Design, and Abitare. Michael is a Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. At Pratt, Michael teaches design studios and seminars in the Undergraduate Architecture program. The work of his studio has also been presented internationally in exhibitions and at numerous academic conferences and events. He has also taught architecture at The University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design. Michael's writings on architecture, urbanism, and infrastructure have appeared in Bracket [Goes Soft], MAS Context, and Urban Omnibus. He is the recipient of grants for independent research from the Graham Foundation, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and the Van Alen Institute, and was the 2003-2004 John Dinkeloo Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.