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Neil Denari


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).

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  • Education
    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
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