Faculty / School of Architecture

Annie Chu

Professor, Interior Architecture

Annie Chu, FAIA is an architect, interior designer, educator, and a founding principal of the award-winning CHU+GOODING Architects in Los Angeles with a deep portfolio of Interior Architecture projects focusing on world-class arts, cultural, and higher education clients such as Southern California Public Radio, MOCA, Hammer Museum, the Getty Center, Autry Museum of the American West, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. She trained for 11 years with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York and Frank Israel in Beverly Hills before starting her own practice in 1996.

Leveraging her design reputation, Annie champions interior architecture as a distinct and emerging discipline, advancing design excellence through teaching, public speaking, design juries, and her leadership in the civic and professional realms, including her role on the City of Los Angeles’ Cultural Affairs Commission, AIA Interior Architecture Advisory Group, Contract Magazine’s editorial advisory board, and numerous design award juries, such as the AIA COTE Top Ten Awards, AIA Honor Awards in Architecture and Interior Architecture, and the Prix de Rome in Architecture and Design.

In 2014, Annie received the International Interior Design Association’s Leadership Award of Excellence from IIDA’s Southern California chapter and was named to the American Institute of Architects Fellowship program in 2016. A dedicated educator since 1990 in architecture and design schools across the country and abroad, Annie was recognized with the distinguished Presidential Honoree Educator Award by the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA.


Master of Science, Building Design, Columbia University
Bachelor of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture

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