Alice Fung

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Design

Alice Fung

Alice Fung is architect and designer whose parallel practices engage varied facets and scales of dimensional design. She is founding principal of FUNG + BLATT Architects who designs environments and products for living, learning and creating. Her works prioritize the human experience, connection to place, inventiveness of material, and investigation into diverse patterns of habitation. Alice is the recipient of numerous awards including an AIA California Council Merit Award (2015), an AIA LA Residential Architecture Award (2016). Her work is featured in a monograph published by the Central Academy of Art in Beijing and more recently in Architectural Record (2015), Dwell (2016) and Welt am Sonntag (2017).

In 2006, Alice designed and produced a line of wearables and Livables inspired by industrial cast-offs. These limited-edition designs explored concurrent themes in her architecture such as materiality, order and distortion, and were featured at the A+D Museum, UCLA Hammer Museum, LA Times, Casa D and retailed across the US. 

Before joining USC, Alice taught 3-dimensional design, materials and methods at Art Center College of Design. Her artwork, which she refers to as ‘artifacts’, in metals, textiles and wood, explore pattern generation at the intersection of machine and craft. They were part of an art action titled Klebewesenin 2014 and exhibited at SG1 Kunstraum, Duisburg Germany in 2018.

Alice was born Hong Kong and maintains a cross-cultural identity. She holds a BA in Studio Art/ Art History and Urban Studies from Oberlin College, and an M.Arch from UCLA.

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