a: the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
b: the combining of often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole
c: the dialectic combination of thesis and antithesis into a higher stage of truth
Synthesis is an emerging contemporary design practice with over 20 years of collective professional experience in the fields of architecture, infrastructure, interiors, installations, exhibitions, furniture, and product design. Founded in 2011, our work has already begun to achieve international recognition for it’s design excellence. Our diverse team of multidisciplinary design professionals includes registered architects, architectural designers and computational specialists educated, trained, and raised in the USA, UK, Denmark, Portugal, and Taiwan. This diverse cultural and disciplinary background has supported our expanding portfolio of internatinoal projects in the USA, UK, Russia, Thailand, and China.
Originally founded in London January 2011 by Alvin Huang, Synthesis Design + Architecture is a forward thinking international design firm exploring design at the intersection of Performance, Technology and Craft. Following an appointment as a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, Alvin subsequently relocated the office to Los Angeles where the firm was incorporated in October 2011. Since its founding, the office has expanded to include a team of seven full-time designers with a diverse global background and wide range of experiences. The design trajectory and ethos of the office is rooted in balancing both the experimental and the visionary with the practical and the pragmatic to achieve the extraordinary.