The great designer, Phuoug nguyen was born in Vietnam and came to the US by myself when I was 18 with a hope for a better education. I have a Bachelor in Interior Design and a Master in Architecture. I consider myself creative, open minded, highly responsible with a great passion for art, graphic and design. I’m always looking for cues and ideas to enrich my cultural heritage. I’m currently working at BVH Architecture in Omaha Nebraska.
How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
Having a passion for space and people, I’ve al- ways wanted to pursue a career in architecture. Being an architect/designer will give me the opportunity to create a better living environment for people with different cultures, needs and wants.
What do you do?
I’m currently a Project Coordinator at BVH Architecture. I’m working towards getting my Architec- tural License at the moment.
What excites you in the work you do?
I have a major interest in Healthcare design with 2 years of professional experience on various healthcare projects. I’m also looking forward to working on other project types to enrich my professional experience and better myself as a designer.
Who or what inspires you professionally?
I am inspired by many strong talented female designers who thrive so beautifully in this male dominated profession.
What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?
I’m most proud of working on a replacement building for MMI. This was a student project when I was in school and I got to work on it again after I graduated. It was very fulfilling to be able to fol- low a project from the very start to finish.
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Munroe Meyer Institute Replacement Building
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The project challenge is to design a building for Munroe Meyer Institute, who provides interdisciplinary services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. My design intention is to create a center of excellence for education and development of life skills, and to promote independence amongst children and adults with developmental disabilities at MMI, through access to nature, the use of color, texture, and lighting to enhance sensory experience and engage social interaction.