Hou de Sousa has been named a 2021 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record magazine. The studio is headed by Nancy Hou MArch ’08 and Josh de Sousa MArch ’08.

Architectural Record annually “honors 10 emerging practices advancing issues of form, construction, sustainability, and community engagement.”

“Architecture is a constant struggle,” says Josh de Sousa, 39, partner with his wife, Nancy Hou, 39, in the Manhattan firm Hou de Sousa. Adds Hou: “We like the process of finding the answer that solves all the competing forces in a project. It’s sort of an experiment every time.” This explains why Hou de Sousa enters so many competitions—it won nine in the past three years (mostly for installations in public spaces), including one during the pandemic, a welcome opportunity in a time when many architects have lost work.” Click here to read the full article.

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