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Joyce Hwang

Associate Professor and Director of Professional Studies
Department of Architecture


Joyce Hwang

Hayes B 01E


(716) 829-5906



Ants of the Prairie

Joyce Hwang, AIA, NCARB, is the Director of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means.

Currently Hwang is developing a series of projects that incorporate wildlife habitats into constructed environments, including recent projects “Bat Tower” and “Bat Cloud.” She is a recipient of the 2014 Architectural League Emerging Voices Award, the 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship, and has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Awesome Without Borders, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. She was awarded a residency at the MacDowell Colony, where she was selected as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Her architectural projects and writing have been featured in international and national publications including Good, Praxis, Azure Magazine, Architect Magazine, Green Building and Design, AV Proyectos, Bracket, MONU, Volume Magazine, and Next Nature among others. She is a co-organizer of the Hive City Habitat Design Competition and the 2012 Martell Symposium - Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice.

Hwang is a registered architect in New York State. She has practiced professionally with offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Barcelona, and has worked with the office of Carlos Ferrater in an invited competition for the new International Terminal at the Barcelona Airport. Hwang received a post-professional Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, where she received the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Bronze Medal.