Gary Huafan He

Enrolled Program


Second Year

Gary Huafan He is currently investigating the genealogical relationship between architecture and various conditions of isolation, reduction or banishment. These interests focus on circumstances of extreme ontological dissonance, juridical exception, cultural taboo or private totality. These are particular scenarios which are so far out of the normal juridical spheres (be they governmental, technological, economical) that influence architecture that they by default render established, typical modes of operation impossible. Central to these interests is how these scenarios inevitably give form to new types of building, or to new ways of experiencing and thinking about architecture.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and has served as Teaching Associate at Cornell University and Visiting Critic at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He has contributed to the works of architects Bernard Tschumi, Richard Meier and Steven Holl in New York City.