Eric Bunge, FAIA, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at GSAPP, and a co-Founding Partner of the internationally recognized office nARCHITECTS, which he leads with Mimi Hoang. Born in Montreal of Argentinian heritage, Eric trained in London, Calcutta, Paris and Boston before co-founding nARCHITECTS in 1999. He has led projects including the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, A/D/O and the ground-breaking micro-unit building Carmel Place.
Eric has taught Options Studios and Core 3 Housing at GSAPP since 2008 and has also taught at Parsons School of Design, R.I.S.D. and Columbia/Barnard Colleges, and as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Yale University, UC Berkeley, Universite de Montreal, and University of Toronto. He received his Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1996) and his Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University (1991), graduating with Distinction and thesis prizes from both. In 2018 Eric was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows.
nARCHITECTS’ awards and honors include a 2017 National AIA Institute Honor Award in Architecture, the 2017 NYS AIA Firm of the Year, a 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the AIANY Andrew J. Thomas Award for Pioneers in Housing, and the 2006 Architectural League of NY’s Emerging Voices. In 2005 Eric was the recipient of the Canadian Professional Rome Prize.
Eric’s publications include the book Buildings & Almost Buildings (Actar, 2018), co-authored with Mimi Hoang, DD 28: nARCHITECTS 2000-2008 (Damdi, 2008), also co-authored with Mimi Hoang, “Jealousy: Modern Architecture and Flight” (Cabinet, 2003), “Bee Modern” (Cabinet, 2001), and many publications about the work of nARCHITECTS in national and international architecture newspapers, magazines and books, including Abitare, Architect, Architectural Record, l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui , a+u, Azure, Canadian Architect, Detail, Domus, Frame, Interior Design, Metropolis, The New York Times, Praxis, The Architectural Review and others.
Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge speak with Dean Amale Andraos about their recent work with nARCHITECTS and the Core Architecture studios they teach at Columbia GSAPP.