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Kyle Johnson is currently a consulting architect with Snøhetta. Mr. Johnson is also a member of the AIA New York Chapter, where he leads architectural tours (in better times).

Mr. Johnson graduated from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in 1977 with a Master of Architecture. Prior to GSAPP, he received his B.A. in architecture at Rice University.

How did you get to where you are now? Did you have any major career transitions?

I currently work part-time at Snøhetta; before that, I was a Senior Associate at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

As an undergraduate student, I studied at Rice University in Houston. Usually, students earn a B.A. after four years, then they do a preceptorship in a professional office for one year before the final year in school, after which they receive a B.Arch. I did my preceptorship at I.M. Pei & Partners in New York. Then, instead of returning to Rice, I transferred to Columbia for an M.Arch. Because I had already done 4 years toward a professional B.Arch degree, I was allowed to start out in the second year of Columbia’s M.Arch. program. During the summer, I worked again at I.M. Pei & Partners, and they hired me back after graduation. I ended up working there for over 30 years on various projects, including a low-rise corporate office building in Westchester County, a high-rise office building in downtown Minneapolis, the Dallas Symphony Hall, the San Francisco Main Library, and the U.S. Air Force Memorial. …


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Graham S. Wyatt, FAIA, a Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects since 1989, is one of the firm’s Studio Leaders, responsible for the design and management of large, complex projects for academic institutions including Yale, Harvard, Stanford, the University of Virginia, Penn State, the University of Michigan, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and many others, as well as corporate headquarters office buildings for companies including Comcast, the Gap, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Mr. Wyatt graduated from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in 1983 with a Master of Architecture. Prior to GSAPP, he studied Architectural History at Princeton University. …


Principal at NBBJ (GSAPP ’99)

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Phu Duong, AIA, AICP, LEED AP is currently a Principal at NBBJ. He has worked on a number of visionary projects across the globe, including the Tencent “Net City” in Shenzen, and the One Shantou Vision Plan, Shantou, PRC.

Mr. Duong graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in 1999 with a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design. Prior to GSAPP, he studied at Washington State University, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture.

How did you get to where you are now? Did you have any major career transitions? How did your time at GSAPP set the foundations for your career path?

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GSAPP Alumni Interviews

Interviews of GSAPP Alumni amidst COVID-19 by Eric Li, M.Arch ‘17.

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