Atelier Cho Thompson

Awards + News

AWARDS

AIA CT Design Award   We are proud to announce that our project for the lobby of 100 Summer Street was awarded an AIA Design Award from AIA Connecticut. Learn more about the project  here .

AIA CT Design Award

We are proud to announce that our project for the lobby of 100 Summer Street was awarded an AIA Design Award from AIA Connecticut. Learn more about the project here.

Visionary Award

Atelier Cho Thompson is proud to announce that they have been awarded the second annual Visionary Award from the IIDA Foundation Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Award. This award recognizes a visionary female business owner whose firm specializes in interior design or product design. The fund was established to honor the memory of Anna Hernandez, the award-winning founder and president of Luna Textile. Check out the press release here: Visionary Award, IIDA Foundation Anna Hernandez Luna Textiles Award

IIDA Honor Award

Our project for the office of Goodwater Capital in Burlingame, California was awarded a IIDA Northern California Honor Award for Small Workplace Design. Learn more about the project here.

AIA Citizen Design

Atelier Cho Thompson’s work on the Community Prototype for the Market Street Prototyping Festival was featured in an exhibition entitled “Citizen Design” at the AIA National Convention in 2017. The Prototype, entitled “Swallowtail,” is a pavilion designed by and for the people of the Central Market neighborhood of San Francisco, offering a serene community space in the city.

CA Home and Design   ACT’s design for the Los Altos Hill Residence won the California Home and Design Award for Best Bathroom Design in 2017. Learn more about the project  here .  “Bay Area design firm Atelier Cho Thompson received a dream design project when tasked with renovating the master bathroom for a couple who have lived in both Japan and Korea, two countries known for taking bathing very seriously…”

CA Home and Design

ACT’s design for the Los Altos Hill Residence won the California Home and Design Award for Best Bathroom Design in 2017. Learn more about the project here.

“Bay Area design firm Atelier Cho Thompson received a dream design project when tasked with renovating the master bathroom for a couple who have lived in both Japan and Korea, two countries known for taking bathing very seriously…”

 

NEWS

Contract Magazine   Atelier Cho Thompson is featured in the October 2019 issue of Contract Magazine as a featured “Designer You Should Know.”  Click here to read the article.

Contract Magazine

Atelier Cho Thompson is featured in the October 2019 issue of Contract Magazine as a featured “Designer You Should Know.” Click here to read the article.

Contract Magazine   Principals Christina Cho Yoo and Ming Thompson are featured in the September 2019 issue of Contract Magazine as winners of the IIDA Visionary Award.

Contract Magazine

Principals Christina Cho Yoo and Ming Thompson are featured in the September 2019 issue of Contract Magazine as winners of the IIDA Visionary Award.

Sunset Magazine   ACT”s work on the Garden Home is featured in Sunset Magazine online. The article details our collaboration with the homeowners on a vision for a multi-function cottage. Click  here  to learn more about the project.

Sunset Magazine

ACT”s work on the Garden Home is featured in Sunset Magazine online. The article details our collaboration with the homeowners on a vision for a multi-function cottage. Click here to learn more about the project.

Small Firms, Great Projects

Atelier Cho Thompson is featured in AIA San Francisco’s annual edition of Small Firms Great Projects as an industry leader for interior architecture. Click here to read more.

Architect Magazine   Christina Cho Yoo and Ming Thompson, principals of ACT, are featured in the April 2017 issue of Architect Magazine as the featured  Next Progressives .

Architect Magazine

Christina Cho Yoo and Ming Thompson, principals of ACT, are featured in the April 2017 issue of Architect Magazine as the featured Next Progressives.

Gray Magazine   ACT’s work for the Summer St Lobby is featured in the October 2019 issue of Gray Magazine in a feature on Lisa Picard, the innovative CEO of EQ Office. Learn more about the project  here .

Gray Magazine

ACT’s work for the Summer St Lobby is featured in the October 2019 issue of Gray Magazine in a feature on Lisa Picard, the innovative CEO of EQ Office. Learn more about the project here.

Arch Daily   In this November 2018 article on Arch Daily, principal Ming Thompson discusses the unique opportunities and challenges for the rising generation of architects. Click here for  10 Years Post Recession, A Resilient Generation Makes Practice Work for Them .

Arch Daily

In this November 2018 article on Arch Daily, principal Ming Thompson discusses the unique opportunities and challenges for the rising generation of architects. Click here for 10 Years Post Recession, A Resilient Generation Makes Practice Work for Them.

Design Milk

Atelier Cho Thompson is featured on Design Milk’s Friday Five. Ming Thompson and Christina Cho Yoo share their favorite female artists and makers, many of whom are collaborators on ACT’s projects. Click here to read the article.

Architect Magazine

Atelier Cho Thompson’s infographics for the bi-annual AIASF Equity by Design Survey were featured in numerous publications, including this article from Architect Magazine in November 2018: AIASF Equity by Design Releases 2018 Survey.

AIA Practice Innovation Lab   Ming Thompson, principal of Atelier Cho Thompson, was among young industry leaders invited to the AIA Practice Innovation Lab in Washington, DC. Click here for more details: “ Practice Innovation Lab Tackles the Future of Architecture .”

AIA Practice Innovation Lab

Ming Thompson, principal of Atelier Cho Thompson, was among young industry leaders invited to the AIA Practice Innovation Lab in Washington, DC. Click here for more details: “Practice Innovation Lab Tackles the Future of Architecture.”

Little Foodies New York Magazine

Ming is a frequent contributor to New York Magazine’s “The Strategist,” offering advice on design. See her product guide here for little foodies.

Architect Magazine   Atelier Cho Thompson’s infographics for the bi-annual AIASF Equity by Design Survey were featured in numerous publications, including this article from Architect Magazine in November 2018:  AIASF Equity by Design Releases 2018 Survey .

Architect Magazine

Atelier Cho Thompson’s infographics for the bi-annual AIASF Equity by Design Survey were featured in numerous publications, including this article from Architect Magazine in November 2018: AIASF Equity by Design Releases 2018 Survey.

Millennial Design New York Magazine   Ming is a frequent contributor to New York Magazine’s “The Strategist,” offering advice on design. See her guide to  interior design for Millennials .

Millennial Design New York Magazine

Ming is a frequent contributor to New York Magazine’s “The Strategist,” offering advice on design. See her guide to interior design for Millennials.

Architect Magazine   Atelier Cho Thompson was featured in Architect Magazine’s annual holiday guide in Winter 2017. Click here to see all our recommendations in the  2017 Gift Guide: The Architect’s Wish List .

Architect Magazine

Atelier Cho Thompson was featured in Architect Magazine’s annual holiday guide in Winter 2017. Click here to see all our recommendations in the 2017 Gift Guide: The Architect’s Wish List.

Design Gifts New York Magazine

Ming is a frequent contributor to New York Magazine’s “The Strategist,” offering advice on design. See her gift guide here for design gifts for kids.

AIA Young Architects Forum Connection   Atelier Cho Thompson was featured as an Entrepreneurship Case Study in the April 2015 issue of Young Architects Forum.

AIA Young Architects Forum Connection

Atelier Cho Thompson was featured as an Entrepreneurship Case Study in the April 2015 issue of Young Architects Forum.


EVENTS

Leadership Summit   Atelier Cho Thompson is organizing an upcoming event on November 1, 2019 in New Haven. The event, Leadership Summit: Equity and the Future of the Firm, will look at key issues in firm success and longevity through the lens of equity. Key topics will include recruitment and retention, compensation, negotiation, and bias.

Leadership Summit

Atelier Cho Thompson is organizing an upcoming event on November 1, 2019 in New Haven. The event, Leadership Summit: Equity and the Future of the Firm, will look at key issues in firm success and longevity through the lens of equity. Key topics will include recruitment and retention, compensation, negotiation, and bias.

Craft Night

Our New Haven office hosts a monthly craft night to build community around making. Let us know if you’d like to stop by to join in an art activity and some Elm City pizza! Kids and adults welcome.

SF Design Week Women In Design Panel   On June 25th, 2019, you’re invited to join us for an evening of conversation with design industry leaders Ángeles Ortiz, Art and Design Curator, Lauren Nelson, Award-Winning Interior Designer and Christina Cho Yoo, Co-Founder of Atelier Cho Thompson.  More information  here .

SF Design Week Women In Design Panel

On June 25th, 2019, you’re invited to join us for an evening of conversation with design industry leaders Ángeles Ortiz, Art and Design Curator, Lauren Nelson, Award-Winning Interior Designer and Christina Cho Yoo, Co-Founder of Atelier Cho Thompson.

More information here.

The Architecture Lobby   Atelier Cho Thompson and the Architecture Lobby teamed up to host an event titled Defining the Future of Practice: A Primer on Starting a Design Firm. The event aimed to facilitate wide-ranging conversation on the perils and promise of starting a design firm while exposing young architects to business details that aren’t typically shared.  The Architecture Lobby, Inc. is an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline.

The Architecture Lobby

Atelier Cho Thompson and the Architecture Lobby teamed up to host an event titled Defining the Future of Practice: A Primer on Starting a Design Firm. The event aimed to facilitate wide-ranging conversation on the perils and promise of starting a design firm while exposing young architects to business details that aren’t typically shared.

The Architecture Lobby, Inc. is an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline.

Path to Leadership in Design   Join the inaugural event for the newly created Women in Architecture group of AIA Connecticut. On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, principal Ming Thompson will be taking part in a panel exploring the topic of The Path to Leadership in Design. Panelists will be exploring ideas for architects at all stages to move their careers forward. We'll also be launching a mentorship program to connect younger practitioners with more established mentors.  The Women in Architecture Committee of AIACT seeks to build a more equitable profession that will better represent and serve our society. We celebrate and encourage the success and leadership of women in architecture through educational outreach and mentoring, professional development, and community engagement.  Event registration  here .

Path to Leadership in Design

Join the inaugural event for the newly created Women in Architecture group of AIA Connecticut. On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, principal Ming Thompson will be taking part in a panel exploring the topic of The Path to Leadership in Design. Panelists will be exploring ideas for architects at all stages to move their careers forward. We'll also be launching a mentorship program to connect younger practitioners with more established mentors.

The Women in Architecture Committee of AIACT seeks to build a more equitable profession that will better represent and serve our society. We celebrate and encourage the success and leadership of women in architecture through educational outreach and mentoring, professional development, and community engagement.

Event registration here.

 

NEWS

Lectures and Panels

Leadership Summit: Equity and the Future of the Firm, New Haven CT, November 2019

“Equity by Design: Voices, Values, Vision,” AIA CT Conference, September 2019

Cuyana x Angeles Ortiz: SF Design Week Women in Design Panel, San Francisco CA, June 2019

“Path to Leadership in Design” Panel, AIA Connecticut, Berlin CT, May 2019

“Designing the Future of Practice” Lecture, The Architecture Lobby, New Haven CT, May 2019

"Resilient Practice" Panel, Architecture & the City San Francisco, September 2018

"Building a Design Firm" Lecture, CCA Connects, San Francisco CA, March 2017

"Architecture and Implicit Bias" Panel, AIA San Francisco, San Francisco CA, February 2017

"The Work-Life Equation" Panel, Equity by Design Conference, San Francisco CA, October 2016

"The Power of Socially Engaged Design," Open Engagement Conference, Oakland CA, May 2016

"Expanding Influence by way of Multidisciplinary Practice", San Francisco CA, October 2014

"Integrated Design Practice" Panel, Equity by Design Conference, San Francisco CA, April 2014

"Brand Architect: How to Market Yourself at Any Stage of Your Career" Panel, AIA San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 2013


NEWS

Juries

Studio Juries: Yale University; University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University; California College of the Arts; Parsons School of Design

AIA Hudson Valley Design Awards Jury, 2019

Selection Committee for SF Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, 2018

IIDA Student Design Charette, November 2018.

IMPACT Awards Jury, California College of the Arts, 2017