Ted T.C. Ngai

Professor of Practice, School of Architecture

Ted Ngai is the founder of atelier nGai, an experimental design and research studio specializing in exploring new aesthetics and environmental possibilities through co-evolving design processes with scientific first principles and new technologies in design computation, fabrication, robotics and information technologies. He also keeps track of the most current advances in science and technology that will impact the future of architecture in his blog per-Forms
He is also a Professor of Practice in the Department of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is currently teaching and conducting research at the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology | CASE in New York City. He is the Principal Designer and a Co-Principal Investigator of the Active Modular Phytoremediation System (AMPS) that has won the 2009 R&D Award.
Ngai was formerly a Founding Partner of UNI, a practice that transfuses real estate development, design, contracting and construction into a single cohesive design process. Their work has been featured by many architecture and and design publications including Dwell, Wallpaper, Architectural Review.
Ngai received his M.Arch from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his B. Arch from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).


M.Arch,Harvard University, Graduate School of Design