Ming Thompson MArch '10

Ming Thompson is co-founder of Atelier Cho Thompson (ACT), a New Haven- and San Francisco-based multidisciplinary practice working between architecture, interiors, graphics, and strategy. ACT’s work frequently blurs the boundaries between typologies, as they draw inspiration from their work in schools, museums, offices, restaurants, and homes around the world.

Ming was a recipient of the AIA Young Architects Award in 2020, and her firm has been honored with the IIDA Foundation Visionary Award and The Architect’s Newspaper’s Young Architects Award. ACT’s work has been featured in Metropolis, Architect Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Dezeen, Divisare, and at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Educated at Yale College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Ming has taught at the California College of the Arts and has served on design juries around the US. She is a co-founder of A Rising Tide, an initiative to cultivate leadership among and increase the visibility of Asian and Pacific Islanders working in design for the built environment.

Outside of architecture, Ming is a first-year adviser at Yale and actively involved in her community in New Haven, serving on the boards of the Yale-China Association and the New Haven Preservation Trust. In addition, Ming co-founded Design Brigade, a project to connect design students with community design problems, at Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.

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