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Los Angeles, CA, 90066
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Neil Denari was born in Fort Worth, Texas and studied at the University of Houston (B Arch 1980) and Harvard University (M Arch 1982). After graduate school, Denari worked as a technical intern in Paris (La Courneuve) for Aerospatiale Helicoptres (now Airbus). In 1983, Denari moved to New York where his work explored the technical and formal impact of technology on architecture. While there, he worked as a senior designer at James Stewart Polshek and Partners, exhibited his speculative work at numerous museums and galleries, and in1986, at 29, was the youngest member of 40 Architects under age 40. Also in 1986, the Cooper Hewitt Museum purchased a drawing by Neil Denari, the first of seven major museums to have his work in their collection. The others include the Museum of Modern Art New York, MOMA San Francisco, the Denver Art Museum, the Heinz-Carnegie Collection in Pittsburgh, the FRAC Center in Orleans, France, and the Museum of Modern Art in Sydney, Australia.

Since 1986, Denari has had a distinguished career as a teacher. He is a tenured Professor in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at UCLA. He has also taught at Columbia University, the Bartlett, UC Berkeley, and Princeton University. For the Fall Term 2010, Denari will be a Visiting Professor at the Harvard GSD.

Neil Denari is the author of two bestselling books, Interrupted Projections (TOTO 1996) and Gyroscopic Horizons (Princeton 1999). In 2002, he was given both the Richard Recchia Award and the Samuel F.B. Morse Medal for architecture from the National Academy of Design in New York for distinguished work in the field. In 2008, Denari received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 2009, he received a Fellowship from the United States Artists organization. He is a registered architect in New York and California, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and has given more than 200 lectures around the world on his work.

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Stefano Paiocchi, Director, New York Office Stefano Paiocchi is from Brescia, Italy and received his Laurea of Architecture with honors from the Faculty of Architecture in Milan in 1998. In 2003, he obtained an M Arch from SCI_Arc where he was member of the MR+D program. Paiocchi has been a member of NMDA since 2003 as a designer and team member on projects of all scales. His previous work experience was in Italy and London, with Studios Architecture (1999-2001). Currently, Paiocchi is the lead designer and Project Architect for HL23 and the Director of our four person team in New York.

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