UCLA

NEIL DENARI

Professor and Vice Chair

PROFILE

Former Director of SCI-Arc from 1997 -2001 and recipient of the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal in 2011, Neil Denari is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc. He received his B Arch from the University of Houston in 1980 and an MArch from Harvard in 1982. In 2010 Denari was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame honoring him for his contribution to the growth and prominence of the interior design field. In 2009, he was given the California Community Foundation Fellowship from the United States Artists and in 2008 he received an Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In addition to these personal awards, NMDA has been awarded the 2005 and 2007 National American Institute of Architecture Awards, 2005 Progressive Architecture citation, 2004 and 2006 American Institute of Architecture/Los Angeles Honor Awards, among others.  His work has been included in many exhibitions, including the solo shows “Fast Forward” in 2008 at the Museum of the City of New York, “Architects’ Work: HL23” in 2009 @ Syracuse University, and “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 @ Ace Gallery Los Angeles, curated by Sylvia Lavin and Hi-C.  Current projects include a 34,000sf office building in Beverly Hills, an art gallery in New York, and HL23. He lectures worldwide and is the author of Interrupted Projections (TOTO), Gyroscopic Horizons (Princeton), and Speculations On (AADCU) forthcoming in 2012.

neil@nmda-inc.com
www.Nmda-inc.Com

EDUCATION

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

STUDIO

NMDA

AWARDS

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