With a lifelong commitment to the arts and education, Hsinming Fung brings a sensibility distilled from her background as an émigré to a design practice energized by her search for meaning. Fluent in five languages, she brings an acute sense of cultural relevance to the work of the studio, lending important perspectives to a profession which all too often is dominated by practical concerns. Having lived in several countries, Ming’s comprehension of the human experience in various urban environments adds a unique insight to her designs, facilitating accessibility without compromising intellectual integrity. Following an eight-year relationship with the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) as Graduate Programs Director and Design Studio faculty, Ming was appointed to the new position of Director of Academic Affairs in 2010. Awarded an AIA Gold Medal Award in 2006, Ming also served as Presidential Appointee to the National Endowment for the Arts Council in 2001. In 1994, Ming was Honoree of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 1991 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Advance Fellowship. She is currently serving as the 2014 President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education.