NOMA, NCARB, AIA, EcoDistricts AP (
Ascendant Neighborhood Development in East Harlem
A.L. Hu, NOMA, AIA, NCARB, EcoDistricts AP, is a transgenderqueer Taiwanese-American architect, organizer, and artist. Their interdisciplinary practice synthesizes organizing for racial, class, and gender justice with design; rethinks the architect’s role in facilitating accessible spaces; and manifests in collaborative work. Hu was a 2019-2021 Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, a 2023 Center for Architecture Lab Resident, and they are currently Design Initiatives Manager at Ascendant Neighborhood Development in East Harlem. They are a core member of Design as Protest and Dark Matter University. Hu provides brainpower and energy for Queeries, an ongoing community-building design-queering initiative for and by LGBTQIA+ architects and designers.