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A.L.

A.L. Hu (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary transgender Taiwanese-American architect, organizer, and facilitator who lives and works in New York City.


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 design, visual media, and collaborative cultural work through writing and speaking. A.L. was a 2019-2021 Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow and they are currently Design Initiatives Manager at Ascendant Neighborhood Development in East Harlem.They are a member of as well as a conduit connecting many organizations, including Design as Protest Collective, Dark Matter University, NCARB, and AIA New York. A.L. writes the not-so-regular Queer Agenda newsletter, and provides brainpower and energy for Queeries, an ongoing community-building initiative for and by LGBTQIA+ architects and designers. They received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP.

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