Nahyun Hwang is a founding partner of N H D M, a collaborative practice for design and research in architecture and urbanism.
Until founding N H D M, Hwang practiced as a senior associate at Field Operations, and the Lead Project Designer / Design Project Manager for The High Line, New York, heading the design effort of a multidisciplinary team of architects, landscape architects, and others for the project since 2004. She was also a Project Designer for the architectural elements for the firm for Fresh Kills, a 2,200-acre transformation of former landfill into a public park, the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus Master Plan, and a proposal for the Taichung Contemporary Music Center in Taiwan.
Her experiences prior to the works at Field Operations include practice at Herzog & de Meuron; Stan Allen Architects; OMA/Rem Koolhaas; and at the studio of Rafael Moneo. She contributed to a wide range of built and speculative projects in diverse topics in architecture, including the Walker Art Center expansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota; "La Reserva" housing prototypes in Chile, Santiago; the Dallas Arts District Master Plan and Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Dallas, Texas; and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in Los Angeles.
Most recently she was awarded William Muschenheim Fellowship from University of Michigan for her research on topics in alternative renewal paradigms for post-industrial and post/re- developmental cities. She holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (’01), and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.