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Friday Five with Michael Chen and Design Milk

Michael Chen is featured on Design Milk’s Friday Five feature. Read about what inspires him and his favorite places and things in New York City. And coffee.

In 2011, Michael K Chen established Michael K Chen Architecture, aka MKCA, in New York City. The practice is dedicated to producing innovative, crafted work for clients who are seeking thoughtful, considered design. A love of tinkering, drawing, collaborating, and making are at the heart of their methods and capabilities that create exceptional experiences, choreographed spaces, and unexpected works full of delight. Michael himself is principal of MKCA as well as a professor of architecture, teaching studios and seminars at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture. He himself studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, and was named the 2003-2004 John Dinkeloo Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Michael’s work and research ranges from micro-apartments to large-scale urban, with a growing body of work through MKCA that regularly appears in international exhibitions and media including the Venice Biennale, The New York Times, Dwell, Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and The Daily Mail. Today Michael is sharing five of his favorites for Friday Five.”