Alvin Huang, AIA

Founder, Principal (USA)

Alvin Huang, AIA is the Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Associate Professor at the USC School of Architecture. 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.… Read more

Chia-ching Yang

Senior Designer (Taiwan)

Chia-ching Yang joined SYNTHESIS in December 2011. She has a Masters Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture from Ming Chuan University in Taiwan. Her previous professional experience includes P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Stonehenge Architects, Daniel Tai Architects, and D.Z. Architects. Working in those… Read more

Mo Harmon

Designer (USA)

After two internships with SDA, Timothy "Mo" Harmon joined SYNTHESIS full time in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Michigan (2011) and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated with distinction in 2014.… Read more

Farnoosh Rafaie

Designer (USA)

Farnoosh Rafaie joined SDA in December 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic Institute San Luis Obispo with thesis distinction (2012). Her past professional experience includes WTarch, Atelier Manferdini, and ZGF as well as educational work exhibited in Detail Magazine and Pasajes Arquitectura. She was a studio… Read more


Extended Family (Global)

CURRENT INTERNS:Justin Kim, SCI-Arc / USAYang Li, USC School of Architecture / ChinaAriel Padilla, U. of Texas - Austin / USA Every chain is as strong as it's weakest link. We have been fortunate enough to have been blessed with a talented team of extended family from around the globe… Read more