William Muschenheim Fellowship: Nahyun Hwang
Nahyun Hwang holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Most recently until joining the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design as a William Muschenheim Fellow in 2010, she practiced as a senior associate at Field Operations, and the Lead Project Designer / Design Project Manager for The High Line, New York, heading the design effort of a multidisciplinary team of architects, landscape architects, and others for the project since 2004. She was also a Project Designer for the architectural elements for the firm for Fresh Kills, a 2,200-acre transformation of former landfill into a public park, the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus Master Plan, and a proposal for the Taichung Contemporary Music Center in Taiwan.
Her experiences prior to the works at Field Operations include practice at Herzog & de Meuron; Stan Allen Architects; OMA/Rem Koolhaas; and at the studio of Rafael Moneo. She contributed to a wide range of built and speculative projects in diverse topics in architecture, including the Walker Art Center expansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota; "La Reserva" housing prototypes in Chile, Santiago; the Dallas Arts District Master Plan and Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Dallas, Texas; and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles.
Her current research focuses on topics in alternative renewal paradigms for post-industrial and post/re-urbanization conditions, and she engages other independent design and research projects as a partner at N H D M.
Willard A. Oberdick Fellowship: Irene Hwang
Irene Hwang holds an M.Arch. degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and a bachelor's degree in international relations and art history from the University of Pennsylvania. Having worked in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Boston, and most recently in Madrid and Barcelona, Irene's professional background includes work with the architecture offices of Rafael Moneo, Rojo-Fernandez Shaw, OAB (Carlos Ferreter), and Brand Allen. For the past four years, she has been an editor with Actar Publishers and has published independently in both the United States and Europe.
As an extension of her editorial work, Irene has co-curated the inaugural exhibition of the new Design Hub of Barcelona and is currently developing the museum's first book publication.
Parallel to her professional practice, Irene's academic work has included studio teaching throughout her studies at the GSD, and she has been a guest professor at the UIC (University Internacional de Catalunya) and participated as an invited juror for the undergraduate architecture programs of the University of Illinois (Chicago), American University, and Metropolis.
Walter B. Sanders Fellowship: Jesse LeCavalier
Jesse LeCavalier is an architect with degrees from Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree on retail logistics and urbanism at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, where has taught design studios and research seminars. He has also taught architectural design at the American University of Sharjah and at Oberlin College in Ohio. LeCavalier spent two years working at agps.architecture and was involved with the design of the Portland Aerial Tram and the new Children's Museum of Los Angeles. He is a co-author of the publication This Will _ This and has contributed to Cities of Change: Addis Ababa, Deviations: Designing Architecture, Places, 306090 13, archithese, Architecture & and MONU.