Personal Greeting Annie Chu, FAIA

Chu ⁊ Gooding

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Chu ⁊ Gooding
Los Angeles, CA


Annie Chu AIA, IIDA, is a principal of the award-winning firm CHU+GOODING Architects in Los Angeles, focusing on projects for arts & culture-related and higher education clients, including organizations such as MoCA, Hammer Museum, the Getty Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Southern California Public Radio. Annie received a Master of Science degree in Architecture & Building Design from Columbia University in 1989 and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc) in 1983. She trained for 12 years with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York and Franklin D. Israel in Los Angeles. During those years of training she was engaged in architectural projects for a variety of clients here and abroad including collaborative projects with artists such as Mary Miss and Dan Graham. Annie also created an independent public art project with her husband and architect Rick Gooding and artist Perry Hoberman for Art on the Beach through Creative Time Inc., an NEA funded endeavor. She has developed with her firm a portfolio of architectural projects with design rich interiors including exhibition design and expertise in experience design as well as material and color use in the interior environment.

Annie has been a dedicated educator of architecture and design since 1990 in schools such as New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Parsons School of Design, University of Texas at Austin, SCI-Arc, Art Center College of Design, Arizona State University, UCLA, and USC. She is currently Professor of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture. Annie was the 2010 chair of the National AIA Interior Architecture Committee and the AIA California Council Design Awards Committee; and continues to be active with knowledge production and dissemination as a member of the Interior Architecture Committee’s advisory group. Annie has also served on the board of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design as well as the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. During her tenure as board director of the AIA LA, she helped to launch the annual 2x8 architectural student competition. Annie served as an editorial board member of the AIA California Council journal arcCA (Architecture California) and contributed articles to the journal. Since 2010, Annie was appointed by the Mayor as a Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles and as a liaison and convener for the Mayors Design Advisory Panel. Annie also served as a juror for the 2012 Rome Prize in architecture, design and landscape design as well for the 2012 National AIA’s Institute Honor Awards for Architecture and the 25 Year Honor Award for Architecture.


Columbia University
New York, New York, United States
MS in Architecture & Building Design, 1989
1988 To 1989

Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, California, United States
BArch, 1983
1980 To 1983

La Sierra University
Riverside, California, United States
BioMathematics - Pre Medicine
1977 To 1980

Job History

Chu+Gooding Architects
Los Angeles, CA, United States
April 1996 - present

Woodbury University
Professor of Interior Architecture
Burbank, CA, United States
August 2010 - August 2019

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, United States
September 2006 - May 2010

Arizona State University -The Design School
Visiting Professor
Tempe, AZ, United States
August 2006 - December 2006

Art Center College of Design
Adjunct Faculty - Environmental Design
Pasadena, CA, United States
August 1996 - May 2005

Israell Callas Chu Shortridge design associates, inc.
Beverly hills, CA, United States
April 1994 - April 1996

Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI_Arc
Faculty_ Vertical Studio
Los Angeles, CA, United States
August 1995 - December 1995

Israel Callas Chu design associates, inc.
Beverly Hills, CA, United States
January 1993 - April 1994

Franklin D. Israel design associates, inc.
Senior Associate
Beverly Hills, CA, United States
July 1990 - January 1994

Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI_Arc
Faculty - Graduate Studio
Los Angeles, CA, United States
August 1993 - December 1993

Faculty - Graduate Studio
Los Angeles, CA, United States
August 1991 - December 1991

University of Texas at Austin
Visiting Professor
Austin, TX, United States
August 1990 - October 1990

Tod Willams Billie Tsien Architects
Senior Associate
New York, NY, United States
August 1984 - May 1990

Parsons School of Design
Studio Instructor
New York, NY, United States
August 1989 - December 1989

New York Institute of Technology- School of Architecture & Design
Studio Instructor
Long Island, NY, United States
May 1989 - August 1989

Oliver Kurze Georges Architects
Junior Designer
Los Angeles, CA, United States
January 1984 - August 1984

Frank O. Gehry Associates
Junior design team member
Venice, CA, United States
January 1983 - June 1983