Kevin Hai

Projects —
  1. Party, After-Parti
  2. Rave New World — Amsterdam

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


Kevin is a 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. Through N H D M, he also participated in the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism. At the moment, he is conducting independent research on ad hoc architectures in Berlin and doing various small projects. In addition to his professional and independent work, he is interested in academia and has lectured and taught in varying capacities at Columbia University, New York University, University of Houston, and Austin’s 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 — Designer / New York, NY / May 2018 - Present
  2. N H D M — Project Assistant / New York, NY / March 2019 - May 2019
  3. Columbia University — Graduate Teaching Assistant / New York, NY / January 2019 - May 2019
  4. DDG Partners—Design Intern / New York, NY / May 2018 - September 2019
  5. WE-DESIGNS—Designer / New York, NY / Paris, France / 2016, 2013

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

Publications / Awards / Press —
Climate Summit 2020 - Planetary Acupuncture / Abstract 2019 - Portfolio / Abstract 2019 - Cycladic Cliffhanger / Abstract 2019 - Section Qualities / 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