Eric Bunge, AIA, is a co-founding Principal of nARCHITECTS and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, where he has taught Advanced Option and Housing studios since 2008. Studio topics engage a broad set of contemporary issues, grounded in a typological and formal reinvention of architecture that is guided by a reformulation of basic architectural principles.
Bunge received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University, both with Distinction. Prior to founding nARCHITECTS, he trained in New York, Boston, Paris, Calcutta and London. He 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 and University of Toronto.
nARCHITECTS, PLLC, is a Brooklyn based architecture office led by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang. Founded with the aim of joining innovative concepts, social responsibility and technical innovation in addressing contemporary issues, the diverse and international work of the award-winning practice encompasses architecture, interiors, and urban design. Projects include Carmel Place/My Micro NY - New York City’s first micro unit building, the renovation of Chicago Navy Pier with team lead James Corner Field Operations, the design center A/D/O in Brooklyn for Mini/BMW, Manhattan’s Switch Building, the bamboo Canopy for MoMA/P.S.1, and a pavilion for the XX1st Milan Triennale in 2016.
nARCHITECTS’ numerous awards and honors include a 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Award in architecture, a 2017 national AIA Institute Honor Award in Architecture, the AIANY Andrew J Thomas Award for Pioneers in Housing, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices in 2006 and Young Architects Forum prize in 2001, several AIA NY Design Honor Awards, and the Canadian Professional Rome Prize in 2005. The firm was ranked within the top 10 in the US in the design category for three consecutive years from 2014-16 US by Architect Magazine. In 2012, World Architecture News named nARCHITECTS “part of a select group crowned to lead the next generation of designers in the 21st century.”
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.