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Irene Hwang

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Irene Hwang has over fifteen years of experience in the architecture and design fields working in a variety of creative and strategic roles.

Most recently, Irene served as director of business development for the New York-based Deborah Berke Partners, where she was responsible for efforts to build new opportunities, as well as support longstanding relationships. Previously, she acted as senior communications manager at Kohn Pedersen Fox, director of publications and exhibitions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SA+P), managing editor at Actar Publishers, and designer at Rafael Moneo Arquitecto. In parallel, Irene co-founded Constructing Communication (2008-2015), a graphic and editorial consultancy.

She has taught at the University of Michigan as the 2010-2011 Willard A. Oberdick Fellow, as well as Northeastern University, the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Universitat Polytécnica de Catalunya, and Elisava, the Escola Superior de Disseny (Barcelona).

Irene completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master of Architecture (with commendation) from Harvard University. She is author of the upcoming book, Get Practiced (Routledge), which examines how having an architecture education is absolutely worth it.