Kevin Hai


Projects —
  1. No-Stop Party
  2. Rave New World — Amsterdam
  3. Line of Reasoning School

Studies —
  1. Rave New World — Berlin
  2. No Fear Agadir

Writings —
  1. Welcome to the Gayborhood
  2. What a Tangled Web We Weave
  3. The Expanded Field
  4. Le Corbusier in Algeria
  5. Machinations of Power
  6. Going Dutch

Kevin Hai —
  1. He is a designer.
  2. He is currently located in New York, New York.
  3. He has worked previously at firms in the United States and Europe, wrote his thesis in Amsterdam, assisted artists in Paris, and is currently doing research in Berlin.
  4. He is available for freelance and collaboration.
  5. He does other things too. →

© Kevin Hai

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Kevin is a spatial designer working within the domains of architecture, urbanism, interiors, graphic design, and culture/media. Currently, he is located in New York City. He has previously worked for firms across the United States and Europe, wrote his thesis on the interim architectures of youth rave networks in Amsterdam, and assisted artists in Paris through the Cité International des Arts à Paris. At the moment, he is conducting independent research in Berlin. In addition to his professional work, he is interested in academia and has lectured and taught in varying capacities at Columbia University, New York University, University of Houston, and South by Southwest.

Kevin received his Master of Architecture with honors from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in French Literature from the University of Houston, summa cum laude. Following the completion of his graduate studies, Kevin was awarded the the Lowenfish Memorial Prize, the Building Technologies Honor Award, and the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize for postgraduate study, allowing him to conduct research on architecture, networks, and territories of interim urbanism in Berlin’s underground, techno cultures. There, he focused on the methodologies with which post-industrial space was appropriated and subverted into ad hoc utopias of simultaneous pragmatism and romanticism—spaces where different logics and desires of the land are projected and overlaid—resulting from the urban modulations and crises beset by the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Work Experience—
  1. Bjarke Ingels Group — Junior Designer / New York, NY / May 2018 - Present
  2. Columbia University — Graduate Teaching Assistant / New York, NY / January 2019 - May 2019
  3. DDG Partners—Design Intern / New York, NY / May 2018 - September 2019
  4. WE-DESIGNS—Designer / New York, NY / Paris, France / 2016, 2013
  5. Arquipelago—Design Intern / New York, NY / May - August 2012

Education
  1. Columbia University—Master of Architecture 2019
  2. University of Houston—B.S., Interior Architecture / B.A., French 2016

Publications / Awards / Press —
Abstract 2019 - Portfolio (forthcoming) / GSAPP Lowenfish Memorial Prize - Studio Award / GSAPP Building Technologies - Portfolio Award / William Kinne Fellows Prize / Buell Center Paris Prize Finalist / Abstract 2017 - Pier2Peer / Out for Education Award Recipient / AIA Houston Design Award / UH Exemplary Senior Thesis - Rave New World / Cite Magazine / Illuminus Boston - Projective Dualism / Acadia Installation - Projective Dualism / South by Southwest - Pop Rocks / Cité Internationale des Arts Paris - Digital Novelty / Undergraduate Research - PetraTetra / Collected Works Volume 4 / Collected Works Volume 3 / ArchDaily - Vitreous / AIA Austin Design Award / AIA Huron Design Award
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