Alvin Huang is the Founder and Design Principal of SYNTHESIS. He is an award-winning architect, designer, and educator specializing in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary architectural practice. His wide ranging international experience includes significant projects of all scales ranging from hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments to bespoke furnishings.
Prior to forming SYNTHESIS, he gained significant professional experience working with Amanda Levete Architects, Future Systems, Zaha Hadid Architects, and AECOM.
Alvin received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (2004) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California (1998) in Los Angeles. His work has been widely published and exhbited and has gained international recognition, including being selected to represent the UK at the Beijing Biennale in 2008. In 2009 he was awarded a D&AD Award for Environmental Design.
Alvin is currently a Tenure-track Professor at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. He has also taught design studios at the Architectural Association (London), Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Chelsea College of Art (London). He has been an invited critic and guest lecturer at various institutions in the UK, US, Germany, Spain, Israel, Switzerland and China.