Profile

Phu Hoang, AIA, FAAR
Phu Hoang, Founding Director and studio Alchemist, leads MODU as an architect with extensive national and international design experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in New York. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Before starting his first solo practice in 2006, he worked for prominent architecture practices in London and New York. Hoang is a licensed architect in the states of New York and Connecticut and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.


Rachely Rotem, LEED AP, FAAR
Rachely Rotem, Founding Director and studio Futurist, leads MODU with years of experience designing many project types. Rachely holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree (Cum Laude) from Technion in Haifa and a Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, where she was awarded both the Lowenfish Prize and the William Kinne Fellows Prize. She currently teaches graduate-level studios at MIT, and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked for notable architecture practices in Tel Aviv and New York. Rotem is a licensed architect in Israel, a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

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