Mina Chow is an interdisciplinary licensed architect, filmmaker and Adjunct Assoc. Professor at the USC School of Architecture. Her original media and projects influence public perception about the fundamental nature of design. She expands public awareness of architecture by connecting it to distinct ideas in civilization. She recently completed “FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?” a documentary connecting the erosion of the American image to its deteriorating representation at World’s Fairs. It is receiving national attention in news and festivals.
Her awards include the Peerless Award for Architectural Design at UC Berkeley; her role on the 2012 award-winning U.S. Pavilion team "Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good" at the Venice Architecture Biennale; and her role on the award-winning team for the Amerika Gedenkbibliothek International Library Design Competition. She received film grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the California Architectural Foundation, the USC Architectural Guild, USC US-China Institute and the USC Ambassador's Fund. In 2014, she directed USC School of Architecture's "100 Years of Architecture" short film. In 2011, she also created a BRAVE NEW WORLD for the LA Mayor’s office about innovative architecture for the city of Los Angeles. Her bio on the USC School of Architecture website can be found here.