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Linna Choi

Linna Choi, Co-Founder and Principal, OUALALOU + CHOI, Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco.
Linna Choi, Co-Founder and Principal, OUALALOU + CHOI, Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco.


Linna Choi is Co-Founder and Principal of architecture and urban design practice OUALALOU + CHOI, based in Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco.

The studio’s works include Volubilis Museum (nominated for the 2014 AFEX prize); COP22 Village, the Morocco Pavilion for the EXPO Milan (“The Architecture of Expo 2015” winner), FLIJ tent constructed on the plaza of the Arab World Institute in Paris; “Décrypter le Panthéon” installation; new Cultural Center of Morocco in Paris; House for Five Continents near Reims; and the new City of Mazagan to the south of Casablanca.

Linna Choi has been a visiting professor of architectural practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University and Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV).

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) from Yale University, and a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD).

She received the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Prize, In/Arch Award, WA Award, AR Emerging Architecture Award, and was named as one of the “100 Architects of the Year” by the Korean Institute of Architects.

She is co-author with Tarik Oualalou of Territories of Disobedience / Territoires de Désobéissance (Actar, 2017), which showcases the office’s work.

Linna Choi was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Middle East Africa in 2020.

Last Updated: June 29, 2020
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