Denari, FAIA, is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc., and a professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. Among his many awards is the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal, received in 2011. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including solo shows “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery LA and “Aperiodic City” at T-Space in 2017 in Rhinebeck, NY. His work is permanently held by eight major museums around the world.
With NMDA, Denari works on building projects in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2012, NMDA won first prize in the New Keelung Harbor Service Building competition. Denari lectures worldwide and has been a Visiting Critic at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Rice, and UC Berkeley among other schools and was the Director of SCI-Arc from 1997–2002. He is the author of Interrupted Projections (1996), Gyroscopic Horizons (1999), Chromatopia (2015), Tower_Complex (2017), and MASS X (2018).
|Urban Strategy, Media|
|M.Arch., Harvard University|
|B.Arch., University of Houston|
|2019||Educator of the Year Award, AIA Los Angeles|
|2015||Election to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects / FAIA|
|2011||AIA/LA Gold Medal Presidential Honoree Award|
|2009||USA California Community Foundation Fellow (US Artists)|
|2008||Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York|
|2002||Richard Recchia Award for Architecture, National Academy of Design|
|2002||Samuel F.B. Morse Medal for Architecture, National Academy of Design|
- 320 La Cienega (2021), Los Angeles, California.
- 3921 Sunset Boulevard (2019), Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.
- 9000 Wilshire (2021), Beverly Hills, California.
- Fluoroscape at the SCI-Arc Gallery in Los Angeles
- South facade of HL23, 14 floor condominium tower that responds to a unique and challenging site directly adjacent to the High Line at 23rd street in New York's West Chelsea Arts district
- La Brea Hotel (2021) in West Hollywood, California.