Architecture & Design

New York - Stuttgart - Shanghai
纽约 - 斯图加特 - 上海

HANNAH Profile

New York - Stuttgart - Shanghai

– HANNAH is a multi-disciplinary design research practice based in the US and Germany. HANNAH works on projects at various scales - ranging from master planning to buildings to installations - internationally collaborating with developers and architectural practices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. HANNAH's research focuses on advancing 3d printing and other manufacturing techniques in collaboration with high-tech building industry, addressing subjects of urbanization and mass customized housing design. In a research based design process, HANNAH uses advanced software and digital fabrication tools to develop smarter, more sustainable, and novel architectural solutions. The office is currently constructing a dental clinic in Ladakh, India, which utilizes precast manufacturing techniques for a shippable, lightweight, and modular building system. Recently finished other works include a 3D printed Corbel-Kerf concrete cabin in Ithaca, NY, a 3D printed Guard House in Suzhou, China, as well as a speculative installation on 3D printed Additive Architectural Elements.


Past and Current

Alexander Chmarin
Alexander Graf
Leslie Lok
Sasa Zivkovic

Charles Cupples
Andrew Fu
Hanxi Wang
Christopher Battaglia
Jeremy Bilotti
Ainslie Cullen
Kun Bi
Lingzhe Lu
Gary Esposito
Jessica Jiang
Alexandre Mecattaf
Stephen Clond
Justin Foo
Charisse Tsien Mei Foo
Elie Boutros
Yuxin Chen
Ethan Davis
Justin Hazelwood
Mitchie Qiao
Ramses Gonzalez
Derek Yi
Isabel Lucia Branas Jarque
Xiaoxue Iris Ma
Yichen Jia

Assembly patrons:
Wangda Zhu
Dax Simitch Warke
Russell Southard

Alexander Chmarin

Co-Principal HANNAH

– Alexander Chmarin is a partner and design principal at HANNAH. He received his Diploma from University of Stuttgart and is a licensed architect at the Architektenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (AKBW). Prior to the founding of HANNAH, Alexander worked with various offices in Germany including Becker und Schoene Architekten in Neustadt, Becker Architekten in Neustadt and Neugebauer + Roesch Architekten in Stuttgart on a wide range of projects including housing, villas, school buildings, industrial buildings, renovation projects, and public buildings. Alexander is the designer and project manager for various award winning residential housing projects in southern Germany. House N by Becker Architekten has been exhibited during the ‘Architecture Day 2014’ event organized by the AKRP and has received recognition for its modern design and sustainable approach. Alexander has worked on various project development schemes with the aim to reduce the current shortage in public housing in Southwest Germany. Alexander is an expert in precast concrete housing developments in the Middle East, Asia, and South America.

Alexander Graf

Co-Principal HANNAH

– Alexander Graf is a partner and project management principal at HANNAH. He received his Diploma from University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern and is a licensed architect at the Architektenkammer Baden Württemberg (AKBW). Prior to the founding of HANNAH, Alexander worked with various offices in Germany including Sander + Hofrichter Architekten in Ludwigshafen, Glatte - Architekten + Ingenieure in Neustadt, and Kraft + Kraft Architekten GmbH in Mannheim on a wide range of projects including office buildings, hospitals, renovation projects, retail and industrial buildings. Alexander is an experienced architect and project manager for large scale industrial projects, public projects, and hospital architecture in Germany. With Sander + Hofrichter Architekten, he recently finished an extension for the renowned University Hospital in Tübingen. The extension houses an intensive care unit and emergency rooms. The extension, which is equipped with an extensive green roof, follows high standards regarding sustainability and cost efficient design. Alexander has expansive experience in managing all development stages of an architectural project - from design to construction.

Leslie Lok

Co-Principal HANNAH

– Leslie Lok is a cofounder and principal at HANNAH, an interdisciplinary architectural practice based in the U.S. and Germany. HANNAH works on projects at various scales and collaborates on projects and competitions with other emerging young architectural practices in the U.S. and Asia. Allied with computational technology, digital fabrication, and data visualization, Lok's research explores the formation of hybrid architectural typology and of heterogeneous urban morphology. Lok previously taught design studios and digital representation classes at both the graduate and undergraduate level at McGill University. Prior to the founding of HANNAH, Lok practiced architecture at various offices, including Saucier + Perrotte Architectes in Montreal, Pei Partnership in New York City, Santos & Prescott in Boston, and MADA s.p.a.m in Shanghai, among others. Lok received her master of architecture from MIT and bachelor of arts in architecture and studio art from Wellesley College.

Sasa Zivkovic

Co-Principal HANNAH

– Sasa Zivkovic is a principal of HANNAH, an architecture practice based in the United States and Germany. HANNAH's research focuses on advancing traditional building construction techniques by implementing new technologies and processes of making, addressing subjects of rapid urbanization and mass customized housing design. In close collaboration with the high-tech building industry, the office explores the implementation of advanced construction techniques such as additive manufacturing. Zivkovic pursued his graduate studies at MIT where he was the recipient of the AIA Certificate of Merit, a merit-based MIT full tuition scholarship, and a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Prior to MIT, Zivkovic studied architecture and city planning at Stuttgart University where he was awarded a fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) from 2007–12. Zivkovic is currently an assistant professor at Cornell University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios as well as seminar classes with a focus on digital fabrication, computation, and representation. At Cornell, he directs the Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL), an interdisciplinary research group investigating advanced materials and novel construction technology.

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