Ho Chi Minh City
Hoanh Tran, Ph.D, is a Vietnamese American architect who studied at Columbia University in New York City (MS Historic Preservation), SCI-Arc in Los Angeles (M.Arch), and RMIT Melbourne (Ph.D. Architecture). Hoanh’s practice includes designing, teaching, researching and writing. He has been teaching since 2008 at various institutions, most recently at the RMIT Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design programs. He has been actively involved with the Ho Chi Minh City Architecture University in various roles as thesis advisor and examiner. Hoanh’s research focuses mainly on cities. He is fascinated with the contemporary responses to the super-dense urban context. He views cities as accumulating strata where design can intervene in the process of deleting, adding and weaving. Hoanh gives lectures about design and cities and preservation. He also writes columns and articles for various journals and websites. His work, including his design projects and writings and interviews, has been published in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Turkey and Germany.