Design Partner of the widely-recognized LA-based firm Mithūn | Hodgetts + Fung, Ming Fung, FAIA, will serve as the jury chair for the 2021 Design Awards program.

About Hsinming Fung

Ming Fung’s design practice is energized by her lifelong commitment to the arts and education. She brings purpose, creativity and high production standards to an architectural practice widely admired for innovation and experimentation. As design partner, Ming has utilized a refined design palette towards the realization of each project, including the award-winning temporary Towell Library at UCLA, the 50-acre master plan for the Los Angeles Arts Park, and the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Among her recent projects are a new performing arts center at CalArts and design of the Chapel of the North American Martyrs in Sacramento.

A leading figure in design and architectural education, Fung is in demand world-wide as a critic and lecturer. She has twice held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University among other academic chairs. She was awarded the Gold Medal Award by AIA Los Angeles, served as Presidential Appointee to the National Endowment for the Arts Council, and was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Advance Fellowship.

About the Design Awards

AIA Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. The location of projects is not restricted, but any built works submitted for consideration must have been completed after January 1, 2014. The entry deadline is June 24, 2021.

There are six categories in the Awards for Excellence: Architecture; Extended Use (including historic preservation and adaptive use) Interiors; Contextual Design; Residential Design and Small Projects. See complete descriptions of each category. Each entry will be judged on how successful the project is in meeting its individual requirements. Consideration is given to aesthetics, social impact, innovation, context, performance, and stewardship of the natural environment, with particular emphasis on the Framework for Design Excellence