Annie will be acting as Visiting Critic at the SCI-Arc Undergrad Thesis and Spring Show this Friday and Saturday. 

Sixteen agencies – ranging from the American Heart Association to a Boyle Heights community garden – offer a wide range of preventative health care and social services on the ground floor of the former hospital.  The center is the first of its kind in Los Angeles County and is designed to improve public health and keep people out of the emergency room…”

Annie and Karena are in NYC scoping out the Studio Museum of Harlem. So excited to be working with Charles Gaines on his July exhibition. Dense + serious art-making processes that float off walls.

The Wellness Center at Historic General Hospital


New Reception Desk. We reused old terrazzo partitions from the dismantled doctors restroom to make the desk countertop


Typical new corridor - new asymmetric tectum soffit and exposed ceiling lit from sidewall light slot. Linoleum floors. Existing cast terrazzo wainscot is both existing and historic so we tried to maintain as much as possible.


New Demonstration Kitchen waiting for protection to be removed from all the stainless steel surfaces


New Wellness Center Lobby is in the old Hospital Pharmacy which was not accessible to the public, so most people never knew this double-height space even existed. We’ve changed that.


This was the old Therapy Pool Courtyard which is another area that even the Hospital staff did not know about before….


and after. We’ve filled the pool (no easy feat to get approved) and now everyone will know about it.


Grand Opening of the Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital in Boyle Heights is on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Open to everyone.

Join us on MARCH 15th from 11AM - 2PM at the GRAND OPENING of our Wellness Center project at the Historic General Hospital. 

Formed by a partnership between First District Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and The California Endowment, The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital will house like-minded nonprofit organizations that have the vision of making Boyle Heights a healthier community. Its tenants will provide services that strengthen the efforts of forward-thinking philanthropists, foundations, activists and organizations to make the world a better place.

Organizations sharing space realize cost efficiencies and increased efficiency and gain access to new ideas, potential partners and expanded opportunities.

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital will offer a comprehensive solution to the nonprofit workspace challenge that provides a triple bottom line advantage: Economic, Social and Environmental.

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2014 CPLA_Metro Program Event Series

Go see Annie speak TOMORROW about Interior Architecture as part of the Design School Lecture Series at ASU. February 19th @ 6:00PM. ASU Tempe Campus, Design North, Room 60. 

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(Photo © David Lena Photography)

Hello, Arizona! (Part One)

Next week Annie and Rick will be traveling to Arizona State University to take part in their Design Excellence Roundtable. Annie and Rick and fellow designers and jurors will be reviewing the outstanding studio projects developed by students in each of ASU Design School’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 

Later in the month, Annie will be returning to ASU as part of their Spring Lecture Series. 

More info available here:

Join Annie Chu and others at the A+D Museum on February 4th from 6:30-9:00pm for the book launch celebration of “L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s.”

Benjamin Franklin’s daily routine. Love the 4 hours dedicated to putting things away, eating supper, entertainment and “examination of the day.” Lots to learn here about productivity.

The precept of Order requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time…” 



We moved the rest o our great architecture to museums, now its time to move our museums to museums

Chu+Gooding featured in Wunderkammer

"A work titled Dyad Box – About 2s, installed at the Venice Biennale 2012 by Annie Chu, AIA, Professor of Interior Architecture, and her partner Rick Gooding, was featured in the new book Wunderkammer- Tod Williams and Billie Tsien by Yale University Press.


"As one of the 35 boxes curated by New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien and installed in the Casa Scaffali at the Venice Arsenale site, Chu+Gooding’s entry explored the relationships between the container and the contained as a metaphor for architecture and interior. Contributors to the installation include Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito, Bijoy Jain, Martinez Lapena & Torres, Brad Cloepfil, Marlon Blackwell, Shigeru Ban, Will Bruder, Wendell Burnette, Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, Murcutt & Lewin, O’Donnell & Toumey, Juhani Pallasmaa, Scogin & Elam, Shim & Sutcliffe, Peter Zumthor, et al."

-via Woodbury School of Architecture

Annie Chu interviewed as part of “L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture”

To kick off 2014… Annie has contributed to a new collection of interviews centered around the L.A. Ten — “a loosely affiliated cadre of architects… [who] emerged to define the future of Los Angeles architecture.” Annie was part of a retrospective gathering of prior Franklin D. Israel associates with Wim De Wit, Head of Department & Contemporary Art at the Getty Research Institute, and Stephen Phillips, founding director of the Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture. Phillips is also the editor of the new L.A. [Ten] book, published by Lars Muller and currently available worldwide. 

The book is available here as well as on Amazon. 

via Woodbury University:

"Interior Architecture faculty member Annie Chu, AIA, is interviewed regarding the late Franklin D. Israel in the new Lars Muller published book L.A. [Ten]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture, 1970s-1990s, edited by Stephen Phillips.

Featured architects include: Neil Denari, Frederick Fisher, Ming Fung, Craig Hodgetts, Coy Howard, Wes Jones, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Rotondi, and former associates of the late Franklin Israel.”