Expert on religious, retail and entertainment architecture, and on the latest design trends
Lecturer, USC School of Architecture
- retail and entertainment architecture
- religious architecture
- the latest design trends
- the history of American architecture
- regional and urban design
- green building, sustainability and the environment
- interior architecture
- architecture for education
- public architects
- architecture and leadership education
- leadership and collaboration
- ethics, codes, regulations and standards
- practice management
- public policy
- architecture in a global economy
- Chow has taught at the USC School of Architecture, Woodbury University and Santa Monica College. She is design and managing principal of Los Angeles-based design and media production firm MC2 Spaces, which has completed several residential and multimedia projects in Southern California.
Chow has worked for several national and local firms, including SOM, Eisenman Architects, Tsao + McKown Architects, and Dimitry K. Vergun Architect and Engineer.
While completing her Master of Architecture at Harvard University, Chow co-taught a graduate architecture seminar with Diane Lewis of New York and worked extensively in architectural theory with K. Michael Hays. In Washington, D.C., she collaborated on several successful multimedia projects with the late Doug Michels of Ant Farm.
In recent years, Chow has focused on her academic interests in architectural education. She is working on media projects to expand the accessibility and presence of architecture in television, film and media. She has been awarded a production grant from the California Architectural Foundation for her documentary on architecture, a research grant from the Dean’s Fund of the USC Architectural Guild, and a production grant from the USC Ambassador’s Fund. She is an advisory member of the American Institute of Architects Member Communication Web site publication AIArchitect.
In 2010, Chow won a USC Fund for Innovative Teaching Grant.