SCE Faculty Katherine Chia profiled in Residential Architect this month

Credit: Mat Szwajkos


“Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia, AIA, are urban to the core. The married couple lives in Manhattan and works in a seventh floor studio on a narrow street near Madison Square Park. The room’s white walls are punctuated by blocks of color, and a George Nelson cigar lamp hangs over a conference table holding exquisitely crafted models. Those models—mostly weekend getaways for their city clients—are of single-family-homes, but they’re quietly cross-pollinated with urban ideas the pair has spent 15 years perfecting.” Read more in “Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia are True Urban Interventionists”
— Excerpt from article written by Cheryl Weber, LEED AP, for Residential Architect May/June 2011