Denari, FAIA, is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc., and a professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. Among his many awards is the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal, received in 2011. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including solo shows “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery LA and “Aperiodic City” at T-Space in 2017 in Rhinebeck, NY. 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 Critic at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Rice, 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), Chromatopia (2015), Tower_Complex (2017), and Mass X (2018).
Denari received his M.Arch. from Harvard University and his B.Arch. from the University of Houston.
B.Arch., University of Houston
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