UCLA

NEIL DENARI

Interim Chair and Professor

PROFILE

Denari is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc., and Interim Chair of the AUD at UCLA. In 2015, he was elected to The College of Fellows of AIA. Among his many awards is the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal, received in 2011. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including the solo show “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery LA and the 2013 group show New Sculpturalism at MOCA Los Angeles. His work is permanently held by eight major museums around the world. With NMDA, Denari works on building projects in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2012, NMDA won first prize in the New Keelung Harbor Service Building competition. Denari lectures worldwide and has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and UC Berkeley among other schools and was the Director of SCI-Arc from 1997-2002.  He is the author of Interrupted Projections (1996), Gyroscopic Horizons (1999), and Mass X, forthcoming in 2016.

chair.denari@aud.ucla.edu

http://denari.co

EDUCATION

M.Arch., Harvard
B.Arch., University of Houston

STUDIO

NMDA

AWARDS

2011 AIA/Los Angeles Gold Medal

2010 Interior Design Hall of Fame

2009 California Community Foundation Fellowship, the United States Artists

2008 Architecture Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters

2007 National American Institute of Architecture Award

2005 National American Institute of Architecture Award

2005 Progressive Architecture Citation

2006 American Institute of Architecture/Los Angeles Honor Award

2004 American Institute of Architecture/Los Angeles Honor Award